One Parent Families Scotland
One Parent Families Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC006403

informing, supporting and inspiring single parent families

We aim to encourage and enable parents across Scotland to make the most of the opportunities available to them so they can flourish as happy, healthy and achieving families. One Parent Families Scotland provides help to all single parent families: mums, dads, young parents and kinship carers.

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Payroll Officer

  • Part time
  • £22,100 – £27,012 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th January 2020

The purpose of the role is to ensure accurate records of all financial transactions in relation to payroll.

Specific Duties


  • Provide payroll information to service provider ensuring the accurate processing of two monthly payrolls.
  • Maintain complex Excel worksheets for submitting and checking monthly payroll information.
  • Provide ad hoc payroll information to staff at local projects.
  • Processing of monthly Cost of Employment salary journals through SAGE 50 to ensure that wage costs are correctly recorded.
  • Ensure that financial procedures are in place, relevant and are being adhered to.
  • Monitoring and evaluating financial information systems and suggesting improvements where needed.
  • Liaise with staff to resolve all payroll related requests.

Other Duties:

  • Any other relevant duties as required by the post.

Personal Specifications


  • Working knowledge of full payroll function including manual calculations.
  • Excellent IT skills, especially Excel.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate payroll information for non-finance staff.
  • Commitment to accuracy.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.


  • Experience of voluntary sector finance including multiple funding streams.
  • Experience of using Sage 50.
  • Able to travel throughout Scotland to local services. (Aberdeenshire, Dundee, Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, Falkirk).

Terms & Conditions

1. Period of appointment: Permanent

2. Salary: £22,100-£27,012 per annum, pro rata

3. Hours of work: 14

4. Holidays: Annual leave entitlement is 25 days and 12 public holidays pro rata based on your contracted hours of 14 per week.

5. Pension: If eligible you will be auto-enrolled in our Pension Scheme. Your contribution will be 3% and OPFS will contribute 7%

6. Training, support and supervision: You will receive induction training and frequent support in the first three months. Thereafter you will receive monthly individual support and supervision and annual appraisals.

7. Equal Opportunities and Family Friendly Employment: OPFS aims to be an equal opportunity and family friendly employer. We have Investors in People status and Living Wage accreditation.

The job description is a broad picture of the post at the time of preparation. It is not an exhaustive list of all possible duties, and it is recognised that jobs change and evolve over time.

This vacancy has now closed

Family Support Worker (Fathers and Children)

  • Part time
  • £22,100 – £27,012 pro-rata
  • City of Edinburgh wide, based at OPFS Headquarters
  • Closing 2nd March 2020

OPFS Edinburgh supports single parents with a range of issues that affect their ability to play a full part in the economic and social life of their communities. As part of that mission, the Edinburgh Lone Fathers Project helps single and separated fathers who might find it difficult to engage with mainstream services.

We aim to support fathers and children to enhance their relationships, reduce isolation by fostering peer support, offer opportunities to engage in outdoor and physical activities, and provide information and activities that help fathers learn more about low cost resources available to them and their children.

This post will include working on behalf of children who are, or are being placed, in the full-primary care of their father and ensure that the family have the support and skills to grow and develop to meet their full potential.


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