Finance & Admin Officer

  • Part time
  • £17,479 – £21,788 pro-rata
  • Perth with potential for some home/remote working
  • Closing 7th July 2022

  • Advertised from 17th June 2022
  • 0.6 FTE 21 hrs 36min per week


Mountaineering Scotland has been the working on behalf of hill walkers, climbers and ski tourers in Scotland for over 50 years. With more people than ever before exploring Scotland’s mountains and climbing venues, we are seeking an experienced Finance & Admin Officer to join our join our small but committed team working on behalf of over 15,000 members as we launch a new strategy with ambitious targets to increase our membership and grow the organization.

In this important role in the organisation you will be providing support for the CEO and Treasurer of Mountaineering Scotland in managing all aspects of the company finances. The post holder will also support the day to day running of the office as part of the Member Services & Communications Team.

This is a part time post at 0.6 full time equivalent position working 21hrs and 36 mins a week with the option to work flexibly during office hours to be agreed on appointment. The contracted place of work will be the office in Perth however there is the potential for some home / remote working subject to negotiation.

The FTE salary for the post is from £17,479 to £21,788 pro rata and the position on the scale will be negotiable on appointment depending on previous experience.

Mountaineering Scotland is committed to being an employer and volunteer organisation that recognises and encourages equal opportunities, diversity, inclusion and respect in the workforce, with employment conditions and practices that ensure all staff and volunteers are treated equitably. We particularly welcome applications from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, such as women, people with disabilities (including hidden disabilities) and individuals from Black and Minority ethnic communities.

Essential attributes and skills

  • Experience of financial management and book keeping.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Experience of using and administration of Sage accounting software.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft packages particularly Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams and willingness to learn new applications as required.
  • Experience of data entry and an ability to analyse data and produce reports.
  • Working knowledge of GDPR/current data protection legislation and cyber security best practice.
  • Ability to use own initiative, prioritise and organise own workload and manage conflicting priorities while meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent organisational skills, methodical approach to planning and attention to detail
  • Creative, forward thinking, flexible approach.
  • Willing to attend occasional events out of office hours (weekends/evenings).

Desirable attributes and skills

  • Interest in and understanding of issues relevant to Scottish mountaineering and indoor climbing.
  • Experience of attending Board / senior management meetings and the ability to prepare and issue agendas and take minutes of meetings.
  • Experience of working within a membership organisation or member of a club.

Application notes

For more information and to apply please visit our website

Closing date: 5pm Thursday 7 July 2022.

Interviews will take place at the Mountaineering Scotland head office in Perth, date to be confirmed.