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Top job! Head of Finance

  • Full time
  • Circa £42,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th October 2020

  • Advertised from 7th October 2020


Venture Trust is an amazing personal development charity supporting people, aged 16 years and over who need urgent help to break free of the many complex challenges that stop them from realising their potential. Our strengths lie in the relationships and bonds we forge. We never judge, are passionate about our positive approach to personal development and harness the truly transformational benefit of being outdoors, amongst nature, in our wonderful country.

Working in communities, in greenspaces and journeying through some of Scotland’s most wild places, we actively focus on an individual’s strengths, equipping them with essential life-skills, building confidence and motivation. We want no one left behind struggling and for everyone to succeed. Over the next three years we aim to help 2,000 people. We need a Head of Finance to be part of an exciting journey that makes our vision a reality. We believe that with our partners we can beat the challenge of inequality in Scottish society.

The leadership role of Head of Finance is a key one for the organisation; you will lead a team of 4 and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team will report to the CEO. Providing the financial and HR leadership across the organisation and advising on all aspects of charity and company internal control and governance. We are looking for someone who works collaboratively, who is curious, insightful and cares about people and relationships, to drive impact and sustainability and support our people to maximise their contribution in achieving our goals.

To be considered for the role, you will have senior accountancy experience, including external statutory reporting and audit. You will also have experience of successfully leading and managing teams, and of successful project management and development. An appropriate professional qualification(s) is essential and knowledge and experience of HR systems, policy and practice; information management and data security would be advantageous. Developing and maintaining relationships, policies and processes which maximise our effectiveness is at the core of this role. We are looking for someone who shares our values and believes in the potential of people.

For more information on the organisation please visit:

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Amelia Morgan, CEO on 0131 228 7700.

Application notes

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Closing date for all applications: 9am on Wednesday 28 October 2020.

Candidates selected for interview will be notified by Tuesday 10 November and interviews will be held on Thursday 19 November 2020.

Please send completed application forms to or mail to: HR Team, Venture Trust, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DR

Please note we do not accept CVs.