Top job! Head of Finance

  • Part time
  • £40,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th June 2021

  • Advertised from 8th June 2021
  • £20,000 for 20 hours per week
  • HF21


Dance Base is Scotland's National Centre for Dance, based in beautiful purpose built studios in Edinburgh's Grassmarket. We aim to get the whole of Scotland to experience dance and build national and international success for dance artists based here.

We're looking for an experienced and knowledgeable Head of Finance to join our senior management team to support good decision making and help to develop new systems for the organisation’s budgeting and finance processes.

As a part time position (20 hours per week) we are happy to discuss flexible arrangements to fit in with other commitments and open to candidates who would prefer to work from home across Scotland and beyond.

Dance Base Scotland is a Scottish Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee with a pre-COVID income of £1.3 million per annum. Good financial information and efficient execution of financial transactions are vital for the success and reputation of the organisation and the Head of Finance will be responsible for providing effective and compliant accounting processes.

During their first six months, the postholder will be expected to manage a transition of our finance and payroll systems from current desktop and paper-based systems (SAGE50cloud Accounts Professional) to a largely paperless system to drive improvements in efficiency and enhance our financial reporting.

The ideal candidate will have, or be working towards, a recognised accountancy qualification and have experience of setting up and managing online systems and processes. They will be pragmatic and solution-focused with the ability to build effective relationships and work in partnership with others.

Application notes

Full details on the role and the application process are available on the Dance Base website.

The closing date for applications is 12noon Thursday 24 June.

Please note, CVs will not be accepted.

Dance Base is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to promoting diverse, equal and inclusive spaces and welcome applications from people of all sectors of the community.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

We look forward to receiving your application and thank you for your interest in Dance Base.