Methilhill Community Children's Initiative Ltd
Methilhill Community Children's Initiative Ltd

Charity registered in Scotland SC044414

Methilhill Community Children's Initiative is a community led group dedicated to providing local children and young people with opportunities to play, learn and grow.

Current vacancies

Finance Officer

  • Part time
  • £19,500 – £21,450 pro-rata
  • Methilhill
  • Closing 16th October 2022

Purpose of the Position

To work alongside the Management and staff team to lead on finance tasks, administration, office, and facilities support and IT.

Finance duties

  • Obtaining, filing, and processing supplier invoices
  • Entering and processing invoices, expenses and other payments into the finance system (Sage) for payment.
  • Allocate payments and receipts to specific records on the finance system
  • Complete monthly checks and reconciliations of key accounts to ensure the completeness and accuracy of all transactions on the finance system.
  • Liaise with suppliers to resolve technical or financial problems such as unpaid invoices or disputed services.
  • Manage any physical petty cash transactions where appropriate and use of payment card.
  • Support Management to produce timely and accurate management accounts to the board of trustees and for annual accounts.
  • Support the Chief Executive with financial information for grant applications and reports to funders and produce monthly management information on restricted expenditure. Ensuring records on grants applications are maintained and updated.
  • Develop current accounting processes
  • Act as a systems administrator for finance and banking system.

Office management & administration

  • Support the organisation with the day-to-day office/centre management, ensuring it is a welcoming, secure, and safe environment for staff and visitors including families the charity supports.
  • Support Management and board with the facilitation and administration of Board Meetings (6 times a year) including taking notes at those meetings.
  • Support Management with grant applications where appropriate, collating information and relevant documents as necessary.
  • Maintain and develop office administration systems to ensure the smooth running of the charity and filing of management information.

Person Specification

Experience, Knowledge & Skills Essential

  • Qualified Bookkeeper or other formal qualifications in financial management.
  • Excellent financial skills and awareness. Experience of working with Sage or similar accounting system, high levels of numeracy and close attention to detail are essential.
  • Ability to prioritise effectively to meet competing demands, through excellent organisation, time management and relationship management skills.
  • Ability to form and maintain good working relationships with colleagues inside the organisation and others outside.
  • High computer literacy and adaptability, with experience of using Office based systems and SharePoint, Sage and Excel particularly with the production of documents and financial reporting.
  • Experience of having set up and maintained effective administrations systems within an office.
  • Ability to thrive in a small organisation, where flexibility is key as we evolve in response to the needs of families.


  • Understanding of the challenges that face families living with significant hardship due to poverty.
  • Previous experience of working in a charity setting.
  • Understanding of the financial context for charities, particularly grant and other funding & the link between funding and service delivery.

Accountable To: Chief Executive Officer


Outdoor Youth Worker (Friday Night Youth Club)

  • Part time
  • £19,500 – £21,450 pro-rata
  • Methil
  • Closing 5th October 2022

Methilhill Community Children’s Initiative (MCCI) is a community group and registered charity dedicated to providing clubs, activities and experiences to our local children, young people and their families.

The group’s ethos is of nurturing confident children and responsible citizen’s within our community.

Person specification

An opportunity has arisen for a fun, dynamic and interactive youth worker who can engage positively with children. In doing so developing their confidence, knowledge and experiences.

The learning garden is a place for arts and crafts, growing, upcycling, cooking, team games and outdoor education is key. You will be required to plan and organise fun and engaging activities that promote outdoor activities. An interest in the environment, sports, crafts, growing or cooking would be advantageous to the role.

About the role

  • Your role will be to support and deliver appropriate face to face activities for young people aged 5-12yrs
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Your role will be essential to building the confidence of young people in developing their social development, safeguarding and early intervention to prevent escalation of young people’s needs.
  • Previous experience of working with young people would be an advantage.

Essential Requirements

  • Ability to engage with young people delivering fun activities
  • Deliver planned and organised sessions
  • Strong commitment to young people
  • Minimum level of health and fitness as this post may involve regular physical activity in all weather conditions
  • Able to use MS Office and competent in Maths and English
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • This post is subject to an enhanced PVG check

What you can expect

  • MCCI will give you the opportunity to advance your skills Flexible working
  • Pension package with Nest
  • Competitive salary
  • Committed management team giving continuous support
  • High performance is recognised and rewarded
  • Training courses in a variety of topics

Reporting to: Management