The responsibilities and powers of the Children and Young People’s Commissioner are set out in the Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2003. The Commissioner is appointed by the King on the recommendation of the Scottish Parliament and is entirely independent of the Scottish Government.
We are looking for a skilled finance professional who can hit the ground running operating Sage software and providing expertise to the team. Are you someone who thrives on producing accurate and timely work and enjoys the implementation of new financial procedures? If you meet the essential criteria listed in the job description, we would love to hear from you. As this post involves direct work with children and young people, you will be required to obtain PVG scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland.
This is an exciting time to join Carnegie UK, as we seek to influence discussion and policy around Collective Wellbeing. We define this as everyone having what they need to live well now and in the future, and the importance and impact of that central focus has never been more needed.
Carnegie UK has £40m of assets under management and an annual income in the region of £1.65m. As a team, we are committed to understanding and accounting for our impact on the planet (expressed through our climate programme) and for the historic marginalisation of minority groups within our communities (expressed through our programme on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion). This includes investing in ways that align with our mission.
The Head of Finance, Governance and Risk provides all accounting and financial management for the Trust. The post-holder has overall responsibility for Carnegie UK’s systems of financial control and supports the CEO on financial and investment strategy and planning. They also support the Finance Committee (comprised of Trustees and two co-opted members with investment expertise), the Audit and Risk Committee, and the wider Board of Trustees, and act as the first point of contact for the Investment Manager and the auditors.
The role includes responsibility for leading on the organisation’s approach to identifying, assessing and managing corporate risk, and for advising on formal and regulatory aspects of our governance. The Head of Finance, Governance and Risk is a key member of Carnegie UK’s Senior Management Team, reporting to the CEO. As such, the postholder will take an active role in forward planning and decision making within the organisation and will be expected to act as a role model for our values and ways of working.
In summary, key areas of responsibility include:
This is a role which plays an important part within the organisation. By joining us, you will be committing to help achieve Carnegie UK’s mission of improving collective wellbeing and be motivated by the prospect of working in a values-led organisation with a focus on continuous learning.
We are looking for an experienced finance professional for this important role. The successful candidate will have excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills and be required to take initiative and work independently. We are seeking the following attributes:
We are passionate about the organisation’s mission and are looking for a Head of Finance, Governance & Risk to share that enthusiasm and help build on our success, taking responsibility for some of the key aspects of our strategy and working in a truly unique environment with a great team.
Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) is a member owned Centre of Procurement Expertise serving all of Scotland's Universities and Colleges. Its core vision and mission is to maximise the value of Scotland’s investment in further and higher education by working in partnership with institutions to support and enable sustainable innovation in procurement and shared service optimisation. APUC provides a wide range of procurement / supply chain related shared services both as a central team and within Universities and Colleges throughout Scotland.
Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) is a forward-thinking institution and the no 1 Modern University in Scotland. The procurement team sits within the University’s finance department but works across all academic schools and departments to offer a strategic and sustainable procurement service. The procurement manager will report into the Head of Procurement and work with colleagues across the ENU procurement team and the wider regional resource sharing and collaboration team, the Edinburgh Regional Procurement Team (ERPT).
Working at APUC/ Edinburgh Napier University:
As the Head of Finance, you will be working with the Chief Executive, Senior Management Team and Board of Trustees to implement Corra’s long term finance strategy, particularly in relation to cash flow and reserves to ensure we have the resources we need to deliver our charitable objectives. As well as this, your role will entail working alongside the Finance Manager in their role of supporting, managing and training the wider finance team, and improving systems and processes where necessary.
The successful applicant will have a detailed knowledge of accounting principles and relevant qualifications, and a track record of successfully leading and managing a finance team. You will have strong analytical skills and be able to demonstrate strategic thinking. You will have a proficiency in accounting software, and an awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of different accounting packages.
Additionally, you should have excellent communication and presentation skills, and experience of presenting complex financial information to Trustees, Senior Management Team, and non-finance managers.
You will have experience of working in the charitable sector and handling charitable accounts, as well as having a high level of emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.
You must be a Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, ACMA, CIPFA or equivalent) and have a minimum 3 – 5 years’ experience.
This role would be suitable for someone who has extensive experience as a previous charity Head of Finance who has a strong mix of financial accounting, business partnering, and staff management.
As with other Corra staff, there will be the requirement to be flexible and to provide support for other aspects of Corra business as and when required.
The role will be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow, alongside Corra’s hybrid working policy which enables a high degree of flexibility.
As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required.
The role offers an exciting opportunity for someone who shares Corra’s vision and is a chance to contribute to real change in Scotland.
The Chief Operating Officer post is a new role that will support the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to provide strategic leadership of RUTS.
Who we are:
RUTS is a charity committed to supporting young people develop skills for work and skills for life for over 40 years by providing employability support and practical, vocational training. Through these activities tangible outcomes are achieved including re-engaging participants with school/further/higher education and sustained work placements and/or employment. There is also a specific focus on developing soft outcomes that support personal development, such as building confidence, resilience, and motivation.
MAIN ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for leading the charity’s client facing activities, policies and systems. They are responsible for implementing the organisation strategy and business plan
The critical leadership role has three primary functions:
They will also be an external face of RUTS and, as such, are encouraged to speak proactively on behalf of the organisation. They should demonstrate strong, visible and influential leadership of RUTS.
Skills and abilities
Qualifications & Training:
REPORTS TO: CEO
LINE MANAGER: CEO
Do you know charity finance inside and out? Do you get a buzz from helping others to understand it too? Do you want to work with a fab team in a beautiful location?
Society is changing. In often fragmented communities, the pressures and expectations on young people are increasing. Scouts has never been so important in helping young people prepare for the future, developing the skills they need to succeed in a changing world.
Every week we give thousands of 4-25 year olds across Scotland the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview, the important speech, the tricky challenge and the big dreams: the skills they need for life. They develop a sense of optimism and strong values as well as the leadership and team working skills that are more valuable today than ever.
We make a big difference. You could too.
We're looking for a qualified Accountant with knowledge and experience of charity accounting. In the role you’ll provide senior financial counsel to the Senior Leadership Team, work closely with our volunteer treasurer and have credibility to advise our Trustees. You’ll be a people leader, experienced at managing and motivating staff.
Responsibilities will include making sure that financial reporting is carried out to a professional standard and in line with OSCR charity and statutory regulations for finance. You’ll provide advice and guidance to budget holders and work with senior managers to provide accurate information so we can make the best decisions.
You'll also manage staff, making sure the right culture, skills, knowledge and experience are present to deliver in line with our goals, objectives and values.
What it's like working with us
We're a values-driven, award winning flexible employer. We want Scouts Scotland to be the best place to work and offer a wide range of family and carer friendly benefits to support work/life balance. This includes flexible hours, paid leave for volunteering and public duties, and additional leave for long service. We believe in supporting and developing our people, with a focus on wellbeing and continued personal and professional development.
Friends of the Earth Scotland is seeking a value-driven and collaborative Director to lead and guide our dynamic and creative organisation. This key role will lead and promote Friends of the Earth Scotland’s unique role in the urgent and critical context of the climate and ecological emergency. Working closely with the Senior Management team, together with the board and staff team, you will initially focus on the development of a refreshed organisational strategy.
The ideal candidate will be passionate about securing climate and social justice and committed to system change. You will be an excellent communicator, with sound political judgement, and the vision to galvanise the movement to achieve tangible impact for people and the environment. You will have a good understanding of the Scottish political context, social movements and how change happens, and a track record of securing change. You will bring significant experience in the third sector, in a senior or leadership role, and of financial management and governance. You will value and prioritise ongoing reflection and learning, both on a personal and organisational level. You will have a naturally collaborative leadership style and a strong track record of developing and implementing effective cross-organisation strategy.
This is an exciting opportunity to work at Scotland's leading environmental campaigning group, working to help people in Scotland look after the planet for everyone’s future.
Textile Conservation Foundation is a charity providing support for the Kelvin Centre for Conservation & Cultural Heritage Research based at the University of Glasgow. Principal activities include providing bursaries to students completing the two-year MPhil Textile Conservation - a prestigious and internationally recognised course attracting students from across the world. In addition, the charity provides grants to the Centre to support the development of new courses and other research projects.
The Charity Trustee and Hon Treasurer will be responsible for:
Travel and subsistence expenses reimbursed.
Time Commitment – Attendance at 3 Trustee meetings per annum each lasting 2-3 hours. Other duties around 1 hour per month.
Capital Theatres are looking for a Chair of the Audit Committee who will serve as a trustee on the main board.
We present world-class shows to entertain and inspire audiences of all ages and stage over 700 performances each year, at the Festival Theatre (1,915 seats), the King’s Theatre (1,300 seats) and The Studio (155 seats) in a broad and inclusive programme featuring the very best in drama, dance, musical theatre, live music, comedy and pantomime.
During the summer months our stages are the heart of the Edinburgh Festivals in the world’s leading festival city. The Festivals provide a focus for pioneering new voices and artforms and a celebration of artistic collaboration that continues throughout the year.
We support access to the arts for everyone and have an extensive learning and participation programme of talks, workshops and events to introduce and develop engagement and interest in the heritage of our buildings and all areas of live performance.
We are clear that to do this with vision and confidence we must have a greater diversity of voices in senior roles, and so we are particularly keen to hear from people from backgrounds currently under-represented in our leadership and governance.
We are looking for a Qualified Accountant (CCAB) with senior financial reporting and audit experience. Chartered Accountant status and experience of a similar role in a charity are desirable.
Previous experience as a Trustee is not necessary, as we are committed to full and appropriate induction, mentoring, training and support for all new Trustees.
You join us at an exciting time as we continue to play our part in helping Scotland's children and families recover from the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic. We are a dynamic charity focussed on leading transformational change for children so that they stay safe, happy and well in their own families and communities.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a busy finance team which is going through a period of technological change and development.
The main duties and responsibilities include:
To be considered for this opportunity you must have:
If you have previous experience of working in a finance department, are enthusiastic and motivated we’d love to hear from you.