Finance Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,716
  • Edinburgh*
  • Closing 1st November 2021

  • Advertised from 11th October 2021
  • 35 hours per week. Fixed term to March 2022 with possible extension to March 2023. The post is mainly funded by City of Edinburgh Council.


Shakti provides information, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic women and their children who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.

Our Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Shakti Women’s Aid as their Finance Worker. Reporting to the CEO, this important role is central to the effectiveness of the organisation; the role holder will ensure day to day finance and accounts activities are carried out effectively and efficiently, whilst providing support across the charity.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will be an experienced and qualified finance professional with demonstrable experience of general accounting and reconciliation work to audit level. You will possess sound knowledge of Sage 50 Accounts and Excel, with excellent general IT, planning, organisational and communication skills. A relevant qualification, preferably to HND or AAT standard is also required. Whilst not essential, understanding of domestic abuse within black minority ethnic communities would be highly desirable but more important is knowledge of working in a small charitable environment where teamwork is key to our success.


Our office is based in Edinburgh. We anticipate ongoing flexibility with working arrangements, including remote working. However, we anticipate that the person in post will need to travel to our Edinburgh office about once a month.

The above post is subject to enhanced disclosure and “women only need apply for this post under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010”

Application notes

Closing date for this post is Monday 1st November 2021 at 5pm.

For any questions or to request an application pack please contact Carolyn Hughes

Square Peg HR is our recruitment partner for this role.

Please note we do not accept CV’s.

Shakti Women’s Aid is a company limited by guarantee registration number SC 273279

Registered Charity Number: SC 008837