At Beatson Cancer Charity we support and enhance the treatment, care and wellbeing of current, former and future cancer patients and their families. We work in partnership with the NHS, The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and all related facilities. We also offer the wider community a unique opportunity to contribute to the fight against cancer in the broadest possible sense.
We are currently seeking a Director of Finance and Corporate Services to join our Senior Leadership Team on a permanent basis. The post-holder will maintain an overview of the organisation’s financial and corporate affairs, ensuring its financial viability and to ensure proper fiscal management. Working closely with the Chief Executive and the Executive team the post-holder will participate as an integral member of the Senior Leadership Team and actively contribute to the organisation’s strategic planning, implementation, and delivery.
Essential Candidate Criteria
• Membership of one of the major professional accountancy bodies or equivalent.
• Proven track record in financial management at a senior level.
• Experience of accounting for a charity (of medium size) or similar organisation including knowledge of the Charities Statement of Recommended Practice, HMRC regulations and VAT as applied to charities.
• Experience of providing finance and corporate services to a medium sized organisation.
• Understanding of financial impact of decisions and proposals.
• Ability to interpret and challenge information and projections.
• Knowledge and understanding of the voluntary sector.
• Ability to provide effective leadership and build a positive team spirit and inspire, motivate and support colleagues.
• Ability to analyse complex and diverse information and from that make clear and effective presentations and financial reports to the Board, senior managers and external funders.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills ensuing an ability to work and communicate with members of staff at all levels and across all disciplines (ensuing clear and concise communication of financial information to non-financial personnel) to achieve outcomes.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) was established in 1783 for the advancement of learning and useful knowledge. Their contemporary mission remains very much the same: harnessing a diversity of knowledge and expertise and deploying it for the benefit of Scotland and the wider world – in the words of their strapline, ‘knowledge made useful’.
Embarking on the development of their new strategic framework and as they continue on a journey of change to enhance their impact, RSE are looking to recruit into the pivotal role of Director of Finance and Corporate Services. Reporting to the Chief Executive and with overall responsibility for the leadership, strategic development and operational success of the finance and wider corporate functions, you will ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the organisation. Acting as the lead source of advice regarding financial policies, IT, HR, the venue and corporate governance and as part of a small Senior Leadership Management Team, you will directly contribute at a strategic level to the capacity building, organisational development, resilience, sustainability and impact of RSE.
A fully qualified accountant with a proven track record of robust financial management, ideally gained within the charitable sector, you will have significant experience of operating at a senior level ensuring compliance with statutory requirements, sound corporate governance and providing financial information and analysis to allow informed decision making. An accomplished communicator, the successful candidate will have highly developed people skills with an ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders and develop high performing teams. You should also be able to demonstrate:
Venture Trust is an amazing personal development charity supporting people, aged 16 years and over who need urgent help to break free of the many complex challenges that stop them from realising their potential. Our strengths lie in the relationships and bonds we forge. We never judge, are passionate about our positive approach to personal development and harness the truly transformational benefit of being outdoors, amongst nature, in our wonderful country.
Working in communities, in greenspaces and journeying through some of Scotland’s most wild places, we actively focus on an individual’s strengths, equipping them with essential life-skills, building confidence and motivation. We want no one left behind struggling and for everyone to succeed. Over the next three years we aim to help 2,000 people. We need a Head of Finance to be part of an exciting journey that makes our vision a reality. We believe that with our partners we can beat the challenge of inequality in Scottish society.
The leadership role of Head of Finance is a key one for the organisation; you will lead a team of 4 and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team will report to the CEO. Providing the financial and HR leadership across the organisation and advising on all aspects of charity and company internal control and governance. We are looking for someone who works collaboratively, who is curious, insightful and cares about people and relationships, to drive impact and sustainability and support our people to maximise their contribution in achieving our goals.
To be considered for the role, you will have senior accountancy experience, including external statutory reporting and audit. You will also have experience of successfully leading and managing teams, and of successful project management and development. An appropriate professional qualification(s) is essential and knowledge and experience of HR systems, policy and practice; information management and data security would be advantageous. Developing and maintaining relationships, policies and processes which maximise our effectiveness is at the core of this role. We are looking for someone who shares our values and believes in the potential of people.
For more information on the organisation please visit: venturetrust.org.uk
For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Amelia Morgan, CEO on 0131 228 7700.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Children 1st Midlothian Family Wellbeing Hub, which supports families across Midlothian impacted by parental substance use, poverty and poor mental health amongst other factors.
We’re looking for someone who enjoys connecting with people, has qualities of compassion, good listening skills and is able to immediately put people at ease. You should be familiar with the Children 1st values and immediately recognise these within yourself.
As part of our busy and friendly team, you’ll bring excellent administrative, IT, property management and financial skills to enable our delivery of individual, family and group work as well as supporting the processes of recruiting and training volunteers.
This is a permanent, part time role of 21 hours per week, hours to be worked across 3 or 4 days.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Children 1st West Lothian Family Wellbeing Hub.
As a long-established team this busy and developing Service offers children, young people and their families across West Lothian a range of support, including; Family Group Decision Making, Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing and Kinship Care Support. You will underpin the support we offer to families and children in West Lothian.
As part of our busy and friendly team, you’ll bring excellent administrative, IT, property management and financial skills to enable our delivery of individual and group work as well as supporting the processes of recruiting and training volunteers. The administrator reports to the Service Manager.
If you are an experienced administrator with knowledge of Social Work, Community Work or a similar work environment and passionate about working with children and their families then we want to hear from you.
This is a fixed term, full time roll of 35 hours per week to cover a period of maternity leave until 30 September 2021.
Money Advice Scotland (MAS) – Scotland’s money charity, is seeking to appoint a Subject Matter Expert (money advice) to provide content for future training provision. This is a temporary post, until 31 March 2021.
This is a very exciting point in the history of Money Advice Scotland, as we moved to a digital platform to deliver the training programme, which is a collaboration with Citizens Advice Scotland.
We are seeking a dynamic forward-thinking individual who shares our passion in being “the driving force towards financial wellbeing for the people of Scotland”. See our strategy document and impact report.
Money Advice Scotland has a membership drawn from local authorities, CABx, housing associations, voluntary sector projects, insolvency practitioners, all of whom have an interest in the provision of money advice and/or financial capability/education. Training provision is one of our core functions and we work closely with Citizens Advice Scotland in providing the overall training programme for the money advice field in Scotland.
We particularly wish to appoint a Subject Matter Expert who has significant knowledge of money advice, writing training materials, including assessment and evaluation of learning.
This post is well positioned to have a real opportunity to shape and shift the future of money advice training in Scotland.
MAS holds the Investor in People Gold standard reflecting our own continued commitment of developing the staff who are at the heart of the services we provide to members.
We are a relatively small organisation (employing 18 people), which punches well above its weight, and always delivers on its promise. We need someone who can work as part of the team and continue that reputation moving forward.
Money Advice Scotland supports flexible working. We need to recruit the right person with the right skills to deliver the content for the training programme. It is an exciting time of change, and the blended approach is enabling us to reach out to communities across Scotland.
So, if you are the person we are looking for, then don’t hesitate and apply.
VOCAL is the Voice of Carers Across Lothian, a dynamic and enterprising charity which provides support to over 10,000 unpaid family carers each year in Edinburgh and Midlothian.
We recently lost our Treasurer in sad circumstances and seek a successor to support our team of six trustees with the competent stewardship of VOCAL’s finances.
Trustees ideally combine professional skills with caring experience in the family. The position is not remunerated. The Treasurer may be in employment or retired. Her/his professional experience as an accountant will preferably include some understanding of SAGE accounting software which is used by our organisation and maintained by a finance officer.
VOCAL receives funding from a diverse range of sources and undertakes many fundraising initiatives each year. We strive continuously to improve our systems to provide greater clarity and transparency of our finances for the benefit of the Board, staff, volunteers and all stakeholders.
For a summary of VOCAL’s work, annual accounts and turnover and priorities for the future, please see our most recent report of work here: vocal.org.uk/about/annual-reports
Move On works with disadvantaged people, supporting them to achieve positive change in their lives and preventing homelessness. From our four bases in Glasgow and Edinburgh we provide a range of services including: training, community based intensive support, employability, mentoring, volunteering opportunities, guidance, advice and information.
Move On has a growing turnover and staff team and is increasingly operating a more complex social enterprise service delivery model.
We require an enthusiastic and experienced person to ensure the efficient and effective running of Move On's financial, administrative and HR systems, enabling the organisation to deliver greatest possible impact for service users and volunteers.
Leading a small team of three part time staff, you will have responsibility for Move On’s day to day financial systems, preparation and processing of monthly payroll, as well as preparation of management accounts. Working with the Executive Director you will also prepare budgets, forecasts and annual audit information.
This is an adoption leave cover post with an anticipated start date in November, for an initial period of nine months with possible extension.
You will have excellent organisational and communication skills, a commitment to Move On’s values, be a self-starter, bring relevant experience to the role and experience of working with volunteers and disadvantaged people.
The Business Support Officer will contribute to Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights)’s mission to inspire and enable everyone in Scotland to put children and young people’s human rights at the heart of everything they do in line with the Strategic Plan. Working with the Director, the post is responsible for the oversight of all the necessary financial, IT, people and office management support functions needed to ensure the efficient operation of the organisation. Throughout the role, the post-holder will be expected to involve Together’s membership – including children and young people – whenever possible and appropriate.
The Centre was set up in 2018, in response to the need for an independent voice to champion the better use of rigorous evidence in preventing and tackling homelessness in its widest sense, going well beyond rough sleeping. The work therefore involves both policy and practice, and working with a range of other organisations and perspectives: we will only achieve our goals by drawing on the expertise both of academics and of people with lived experience of homelessness themselves, and by securing change in both policy and practice across a range of services, ie not just the “homelessness sector” itself.
To complement the skills and experience already on the board, we are looking particularly for members with the following attributes:
In addition, we are keen to strengthen the diversity of the board in a number of ways, to ensure we have as wide a range of perspectives as possible to make for better decisions:
We are looking for board members with the following qualities:
If you would like to help shape and drive an organisation which is starting to make a real impact on one of the major challenges of our time, we’d be delighted to hear from you.