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Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • £49,000 – £58,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd October 2020

  • Advertised from 4th September 2020


“To be the driving force towards financial wellbeing for the people of Scotland”

Money Advice Scotland (MAS) – Scotland’s money charity is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer. The current Chief Executive is stepping down after over 30 years of service, in both a paid and unpaid capacity, with the organisation.

This is a very exciting point in the history of Money Advice Scotland, as we have recently introduced new governance arrangements which befit a modern vibrant organisation.

We are seeking a dynamic forward thinking individual who shares our passion in being “the driving force towards wellbeing for the people of Scotland”. See our strategy document and impact report.

See our strategy report

See our impact report

Money Advice Scotland has a membership drawn from local authorities, CABx, housing associations, voluntary sector projects, insolvency practitioners, all of whom have an interest in the provision of debt advice and/or financial capability/education. This is a key area of work for Money Advice Scotland and the CEO needs to be able to engage at strategic level particularly with Schools, Colleges and Universities to re-inforce the importance of personal finance education.

We particularly wish to appoint a Chief Executive who is ambitious and has strong fundraising and visible leadership skills. In addition, someone who has experience in change management, and can work at all levels of government, and the credit industry as a whole. We need someone with credibility, and a strong voice for the sector, which often represents vulnerable consumers. Also strong influencing and negotiation skills are an essential requirement. Remuneration for the post is between £49,000 and £58,000 per annum and 6% employer pension contribution.

This post is well positioned to have a real opportunity to shape and shift the money advice and financial inclusion sector to meet the demands of the new strategic and operational environment we now face.

MAS holds the Investor in People Gold standard reflecting our own continued commitment of developing the staff who are at the heart of the services we provide to members.

We are a relatively small organisation (employing 18 people), which punches well above its weight, and always delivers on its promise. We need someone who can continue that reputation moving forward.

Money Advice Scotland supports flexible working. We are more concerned about getting the right person with the right skills to lead the organisation into the “new norm”.

Application notes

So, if you are the person we are looking for then don’t hesitate and apply. Please complete a CV, and provide a personal statement as to why you wish to be considered for the position, and how you match the role requirements. This should be no more than 2 sides of A4. It should be sent marked private and confidential, to See also recruitment pack.

For an informal discussion please call 07846325811 and ask for Yvonne MacDermid, who is the departing Chief Executive.

Applications should be returned by Friday 2 October at 4.30pm

Interviews will take place Monday 26 October and Tuesday 27 October 2020