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.

Closed vacancies
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Digital Content and Communications Assistant

  • Part time
  • £22,100 – £27,012 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th September 2019

The post will assist the Digital Development Manager and the Communications Officer in developing and maintaining high quality integrated communications and building the brand and profile of the organisation.

This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st October 2019

One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) is currently recruiting for Trustee positions to fill a variety of areas of expertise to join our skilled and experienced Board. We're looking for new trustees who want to drive change and help us shape and communicate our new strategic direction.

OPFS is the leading charity working with single parent families in Scotland. We provide expert advice, practical support and campaign with parents to make their voices heard to change the systems, policies and attitudes that disadvantage single parent families.

Our vision is of a Scotland in which single parents and their children are valued and treated equally and fairly.

Our mission is to work with and for single parent families, providing direct support services that enable them to achieve their potential and help create lasting solutions to the poverty and barriers facing many single parents and their children. We support all single parent families whether headed by mothers, fathers, young parents or kinship carers.

If you share our mission and have a drive to see positive social change for single parent families, then this is a great opportunity for you play a role in the success of an established charity with an excellent and unique model that makes a real difference.

If you have experience of any of the following, please apply.

· Legal/charity governance,

· Finance,

· HR,

· Policy and strategy,

· Fundraising, third sector and government (local or Scottish)

· Digital

Period of appointment is initially for three years, after which you will be eligible for re-election for a further period of three years.

Equal Opportunities and Family Friendly Employment. We have Investors in People status and Living Wage accreditation.

This vacancy has now closed

Employability & Digital Skills Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,100 – £27,012
  • City of Edinburgh wide, based at OPFS HQ
  • Closing 13th November 2019

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 EDS Worker will provide help to single parents interested in developing the skills, confidence and information necessary to reach their goals in paid employment, education or other areas that suit their needs. The EDS worker will be able to support parents overcome the practical and personal barriers through both and the facilitation of groups and courses, as well as 1:1 outreach.

This vacancy has now closed

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.


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