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Top job! Head of Finance

  • Full time
  • £43,863 – £50,227
  • Edinburgh / blended working
  • Closing 28th October 2021

  • Advertised from 15th October 2021
  • Hours: 35
  • Reference: CS21/03


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.

As Head of Finance, you will be the source of technical advice and guidance on all areas of finance. As a key member of the senior leadership team, you will be responsible for delivering effective strategic financial planning and supporting funding applications, along with robust financial management, budgeting, risk management, taxation, investment and procurement practices across the Charity.

You will be a qualified accountant, with PQE gained in the Charity sector in a senior finance role and have a strong understanding of Charity Accounting and Governance, and Taxation.

Very much a team player, you will need to be comfortable operating both strategically and tactically and bring a rigorous approach to your work, while building strong and effective relationships with colleagues.

This a permanent, full time role of 35 hours per week. You will be working remotely initially and once we move to blended working; we anticipate you working from our Edinburgh base around 2 days per week.

Application notes

To read our candidate pack for further information about the team and to apply please visit

Closing date: Thursday 28 October 2021 at noon. It is anticipated that informal interviews will take place on Wednesday 10 November, followed by a panel interviews on Wednesday 17 November 2021.

Children 1st has a long tradition of valuing and involving volunteers. To find out more about volunteering with us, please visit our website.

The selection process will include seeking PVG Scheme information.

Children 1st is the working name of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

Registered Charity No: SC 016092

Equal opportunities matter to Children 1st