Charity registered in Scotland SC008837
Shakti provides information, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all black minority ethnic women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.
Shakti provides information, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic women and their children who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Shakti Women’s Aid as their Finance Worker. Reporting to the CEO, this important role is central to the effectiveness of the organisation; the role holder will ensure day to day finance and accounts activities are carried out effectively and efficiently, whilst providing support across the charity.
The successful candidate will be an experienced and qualified finance professional with demonstrable experience of general accounting and reconciliation work to audit level. You will possess sound knowledge of Sage 50 Accounts and Excel, with excellent general IT, planning, organisational and communication skills. A relevant qualification, preferably to HND or AAT standard is also required. Whilst not essential, understanding of domestic abuse within black minority ethnic communities would be highly desirable but more important is knowledge of working in a small charitable environment where teamwork is key to our success.
Our office is based in Edinburgh. We anticipate ongoing flexibility with working arrangements, including remote working. However, we anticipate that the person in post will need to travel to our Edinburgh office about once a month.
The above post is subject to enhanced disclosure and “women only need apply for this post under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010”
The post holder will assist the CEO and team leaders as required, undertaking general administration duties and support for the whole organisation.
The post holder will deal with enquiries (telephone, e-mail and social media), maintain databases, organise events bookings, and undertake filing, minute taking, and petty cash.
The post holder must have a good knowledge of Microsoft packages, particularly Outlook and Word; be IT literate and have good keyboard skills; have good planning and organisational skills; be a good communicator and be experienced in managing websites and social media. The post holder must have knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse within black minority ethnic communities. She should have a relevant qualification, preferably HNC or equivalent in administration related subject, and a working knowledge of an office.
This role will be supported by a part time administrative assistant.
Women only need apply under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010. Funded by City of Edinburgh Council. Fixed term contract to March 2022 with possible extension to March 2023 (the Board will continue to seek future funding).