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Top job! Director of Finance & Corporate Services

  • Full time
  • £65,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th November 2018

  • Advertised from 1st November 2018
  • 35 hours per week - occasional work may be required out-with normal office hours.


The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy, is an educational charity that provides public benefit throughout Scotland through a diverse range of activity including awarding research funding, informing public policy and delivering events across Scotland to inspire knowledge and learning. The RSE is on a journey of change to enhance its impact and reach and has an exciting opportunity for an experienced senior finance professional to provide direction and effective management of the Finance and Corporate Services (FCS) functions within RSE, and to provide strategic financial advice to Trustees and staff.

Working closely with, and reporting to, the Chief Executive, your key tasks in this role will be to:

  • Lead and manage the finance function within RSE to support financial decision-making and ensure compliance with all statutory and related accounting and tax regulations
  • Lead and manage the corporate services function including HR, IT and business management
  • Lead the staff teams within the FCS Directorate, promoting and supporting a wider culture of continuous improvement
  • Contribute to the leadership of the RSE as a member of the senior management team
  • Support bids for funding, engaging in negotiations as appropriate, and ensure compliance with reporting and accountability requirements of funders
  • Work with trustees and senior management to develop and maintain appropriate financial policies (including pensions policy)
  • Oversee business planning and risk management activities across the organisation
  • Lead and oversee the management of investments and legacy funds


The successful candidate will have a full professional accounting qualification and a proven track record of financial management at a senior level, as well as a broad knowledge of employment law and, employee relations. They will have sound judgement and strong analytical capabilities and highly developed people skills including the ability to lead, manage and motivate a group of teams.

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The closing date is 11.59pm on Sunday 25th November 2018.

Date for interview to be confirmed