Top job! Head of Finance and Central Services

  • Full time
  • £40,000 – £45,000
  • Dunfermline, Fife
  • Closing 10th October 2022

  • Advertised from 14th September 2022
  • 35 hours per week. We’re happy to talk flexible working.


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.

Application notes

If you have the skills and passion, then we’d love to hear from you!

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The deadline for applications is 10th October 2022