Smart Works Edinburgh
Smart Works Edinburgh

Charity registered in Scotland SC044520

We are a UK charity that exists to give women the confidence they need to reach their full potential, secure employment and change the trajectory of their lives.

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  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th February 2022

About Smart Works

Smart Works is a dynamic, high profile and fast-growing UK charity that dresses and coaches unemployed women for success at their job interview.

We empower each woman by giving her the clothes, coaching and the confidence she needs to succeed. After visiting Smart Works, 62% secure a job within a month, gaining financial independence and transforming their lives.

The Smart Works service is delivered in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Reading. Each centre is an independent charity with its own Board of Trustees, but is part of the wider Smart Works group.

Over the last eight years, Smart Works has helped 20,000 women. It is our mission that any woman who needs our service should be able to find her way to a Smart Works centre.

Smart Works has been voted Social Action Charity of the Year and is honoured to have The Duchess of Sussex as our Patron.

About the Role

Smart Works Edinburgh is looking for a qualified accountant to join their Board of Trustees as Treasurer. This is an important position, with the successful candidate working closely with the Chairwoman of Trustees to ensure Smart Works Edinburgh is well-run, effective and there for any woman who needs our help.

The Treasurer has oversight of the financial management of Smart Works Edinburgh, monitoring the financial health of the charity and providing the wider Board with the financial information they need to make thoughtful and considered decisions.

The successful candidate will oversee the financial affairs of Smart Works Edinburgh, ensuring financial procedures are in place, proper records are kept and regularly review income and expenditure. The Treasurer will also oversee the production of key financial reports, returns and audits.

Smart Works Edinburgh is part of the wider Smart Works group, and the Treasurer will be supported in their role by the Smart Works head office. This includes the Group Head of Finance, who manages the annual budget, audit and consolidation process, and a Group Finance Manager, who assists with bookkeeping, reconciliation and reporting through our accounting package, Xero. They will also attend monthly Treasurer calls with the Group Treasurer.

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Centre Manager

  • Full time
  • £24,000 – £26,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th June 2022

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Centre Manager to join the team at Smart Works Edinburgh.

The role is integral to the success of Smart Works and therefore requires a self-starting and proactive approach, excellent organisational skills and the ability to take sole responsibility for all aspects of the operational and day to day management of the Edinburgh centre.

There will be significant interaction with a diverse group including clients, referral partners (for example Job Centre Plus and Work Programme Providers). You will also be working with our corporate and retail partners, and our dedicated team of skilled volunteers, as well as have a responsibility for recruiting and managing teams.

A highly organised and positive individual, you will be passionate about empowering women to thrive in work and life. You will be a strong communicator, both verbally and in writing, be able to multi-task, think on your feet and bring a determination to meet our aim of helping as many women as we can back into work. You will be confident in using IT to manage operations and produce reports.

Overall you would relish the opportunity of working in a start-up charity and all the challenges that it will entail. The role would be based in Edinburgh City Centre, and it is anticipated that there will be occasional evening and weekend work.

Smart Works Edinburgh is part of Smart Works Charity, and there will be some travel to London and liaison with the HQ team to support on induction, training and participation in regular meetings, phone calls and conferences with other Smart Works centres across the UK.

We promote equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace and make recruitment decisions by matching the charity’s needs with the skills and experience of candidates. We are keen to encourage a diverse range of perspectives, skills and experience within our charity. We actively encourage application from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates and disabled candidates.

This job description is subject to amendment from time to time within the conditions of employment as per the needs of Smart Works Edinburgh. All post holders are expected to support Smart Works Edinburgh vision, aims and objectives and embrace its ethos of helping women gain employment.