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Finance Officer

  • Part time
  • £26,922 – £29,716 pro-rata
  • We are currently working from home with desk space available at our Edinburgh office and have a hybrid model in development.
  • Closing 20th July 2022

  • Advertised from 23rd June 2022
  • Part time, permanent (subject to continued funding). Working hours: 15 hours per week.


About Us

Zero Tolerance is a Scottish charity working to end men’s violence against women by promoting gender equality and by challenging attitudes which normalise violence and abuse. We are a values-led organisation and seek to continually improve the way that we integrate feminism, equality and diversity into our internal and external work. Recently this has included an HR policies review that resulted in enhancements to employee benefits such as parental leave, and the introduction of miscarriage and menopause policies; a salary review to ensure our salaries are fair and competitive; and whole-team training on equalities issues including disability and anti-racism. Later this year we are planning a piece of work on feminist leadership.

Zero Tolerance has a commitment to diversity and challenging all forms of inequality alongside gender inequality. We would be particularly keen to encourage applicants from Black Minority and Ethnic, LGBT, disabled, migrant and other backgrounds currently underrepresented within the women’s sector.

What You’ll Do

We are seeking to appoint a Finance Officer to provide a professional finance function and support us to operate as a sustainable charity and responsible employer. You will be responsible for the day to day management of Zero Tolerance’s financial systems and lead on development of organisational and project budgets, as well as provide quarterly management accounts and compile quarterly Board finance reports. The Finance Officer will also provide financial information to support funding bids and other regulatory requirements.

What We Need

With excellent financial acumen, attention to detail and the ability to present financial information clearly to a range of audiences, the successful candidate will have a sound understanding of office practices and procedures. You’ll have practical bookkeeping experience and thorough knowledge and understanding of financial systems including use of financial software. You will also have:

  • Understanding of budget and forecast management techniques
  • Confidence in liaising on financial matters with external partners
  • Ability to organise and manage own work to meet deadlines under pressure and work flexibly in response to changing priorities
  • Excellent IT skills, with good working knowledge of MS Office and advanced user of Excel

What We Offer

As well as a competitive salary, we offer an excellent pension scheme (6% employers’ contribution) and 28 days annual leave plus 10 public holidays. We have a flexible working hours policy, and actively encourage continuous professional development for all our employees. We also offer annual pay progression, and operate a grading structure based on four salary bands. New employees start on point 1 of each salary band and receive annual increments until the top of the band is reached. This role is Band 2 £26,922 – £29,761.

Application notes

For a full job description, application form and details of how to apply, please visit our website to access the application pack Vacancies | Zero Tolerance

For any questions relating to the vacancy please contact

Square Peg HR is our recruitment partner for this vacancy and application forms will be returned to Square Peg HR’s recruitment platform.

Closing date for applications: 20th July 2022

Interview date: 27th July 2022