Business Administration and Finance Officer (Edinburgh Services)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,462 – £24,827
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th January 2023


  • Advertised from 5th December 2022
  • 37.5 per week - Job Share for the role would be considered at 22.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 1 person AM and 1 person PM.

Role

Are you passionate about supporting services to help people live a better life? Do you want to work for a charity where your health and wellbeing matter just as much as the people you support? Do you want to be part of a trauma-informed team where you will be supported to develop creative and flexible ways of working? Do you want a job where no two days are the same, working in a dynamic environment where you will be supported to develop new skills?

At LinkLiving, our values and people are at the heart of everything we do including how we recruit our staff. It is important for us to find people who share our values, which are:

  • Empathy (listen to and understand an individual’s needs and circumstances)
  • Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
  • Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
  • Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

LinkLiving is a Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people to manage or overcome the effects of negative life experiences (including trauma, mental health challenges, poverty and inequality) so that they can build on their strengths and aspirations in order to live their best possible lives. We support people through a range of models including:

Personal development and employability programmes

  • Self-help coaching
  • Supported accommodation
  • Care at home
  • Housing support
  • Befriending
  • Social cafes

Edinburgh Services

We currently have a number of services being delivered across the city.

Our Edinburgh Mental Health Services provide visiting support to people experiencing mental ill health. The service also has a Core and Cluster accommodation service which provides more intensive support to people who have spent time in long-term hospital care. Our support enables the people we work with to live as independently as possible in their own home and improve their mental and physical health.

Our Edinburgh Young Persons’ Service provides visiting support and supported accommodation. We support young people, who have been in care, experienced homelessness, trauma or any disadvantage to overcome the challenges they may face whilst helping them to achieve their own individual goals and shape their lives for a more positive future.

Our Practice and Participation services support people across the city through a range of different projects which aim to help people gain new qualifications, learn new skills, improve self confidence and gain knowledge and experience to help them be successful in all areas of their lives.

The Job

The Business Administration and Finance Officer will provide a customer-focused and comprehensive administrative support to the LinkLiving Edinburgh services. This post involves interacting with members of the management team, staff, partner agencies and the people we support.

The post will provide administrative support to three functional teams, offering different services to frontline staff, management and the people we support. The position will involve collaborating across multi-disciplinary teams, with a number of external agencies, financial invoicing, pre-paid credit cards and record-keeping, facilities management and general reception duties at the LinkLiving hub.

Click HEREfor a short video from the Business Administration and Finance Officer based in Falkirk.

About You

You will have an SVQ in Business Administration or equivalent or substantial relevant business administration experience, combined with strong written and oral communication skills, strong numeracy and literacy skills and excellent organisational skills, with the ability to deal with diverse and busy workloads effectively.

You will have proven administrative experience in a customer-focused environment and good IT skills, including being fully Microsoft literate; Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, Dynamics and Teams, plus have the ability to pick up bespoke ICT systems effectively.

You will be able to demonstrate good analytical and problem-solving skills, knowledge and understanding of database systems, experience of using electronic document management systems and experience of document production and report writing.

A solution-focused, positive attitude and ability to work flexibly dependant on the needs of the business, experience of team working with the ability to create positive relationships and the ability to prioritise, anticipate problems and provide solutions are essential.

The postholder will be expected to fulfil the roles of Fire Warden and First Aider after successfully completing the training (an additional payment is allocated to role of First Aider).

For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack above.

What’s in it for you?

The benefits of being a LinkLiving employee (subject to the policies and benefit terms and conditions) include:

  • Competitive salary, reviewed annually, and opportunity for annual performance related salary increases and discretionary non-consolidated pay awards, subject to terms of the scheme
  • 35 days’ holiday per year (inclusive of public holidays) pro rata plus additional 3 days pro rata after 3 years’ service, with an opportunity to buy and sell holiday
  • temporary enhanced business travel mileage allowance to support employees with increased fuel costs
  • access to paid SVQ qualifications and a wide range of learning and development opportunities and funded Disclosure Scotland and Scottish Social Services Council memberships
  • defined contribution pension scheme with generous employer contributions plus salary exchange and additional voluntary contribution options
  • life assurance scheme providing death in service benefits to named beneficiaries
  • healthcare cash plan for employees (and dependents) to support health and wellbeing plus discounts on shopping, restaurants, and other services
  • employee assistance programme for employees and their immediate household dependants to support health, mental and financial well-being
  • discounted travel schemes including cycle to work scheme, monthly bus pass scheme and travel ticket loan and much more!

This post is subject to Basic Disclosure Scotland Check

Application notes

Interested? If you have any questions about the role, please email jobs@linkhaltd.co.uk and we can arrange for someone from the service to call you for an informal chat.

To find out more about what LinkLiving do and to view the generous pay and benefits package, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

Closing Date: midnight on Sunday 15 January 2023

Interview Date: Interviews are being held week commencing 23 January 2023 at our office in Edinburgh

How to apply

To complete an application form, please visit our website.

We can offer suitable alternative methods to apply if requested including although not exclusively; hard copy, Braille and audio. You can request these by emailing our Resourcing Team at jobs@linkhaltd.co.uk and detailing which format you would require.

Please note should an internal applicant be successful in applying for this position on either a seconded or permanent basis, they will move to the terms and conditions associated with the role for the duration of the time they are in post. The terms and conditions are outlined in the job information pack.

LinkLiving is an equal opportunities organisation, and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and, as a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.


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