Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network Ltd (ESEN) is recruiting for a Finance and Administration Officer to manage the day-to-day financial and administrative aspects of the organisation on behalf of the ESEN Board.
We are looking for a resourceful administrator with experience of financial management to work within a small team, and to provide secretariat support to the Edinburgh Third Sector Interface.
ESEN is a membership organisation that exists to create the conditions for social enterprises to thrive in Edinburgh. Within our organization is The Good Stuff Community, creating opportunities to make connections between social enterprises, socially enterprising businesses and organisations who want to work with them to create positive social impact! We are one of the biggest social enterprise networks in Scotland providing a range of services including peer-to-peer support and networking; the promotion of social enterprises and their products and services; representation of the social enterprise sector; provision of information and learning events.
The small staff team works closely with the board of directors, all of whom have senior positions in Social Enterprises in the city. ESEN is a partner in Edinburgh’s Third Sector Interface (TSI) and leads on design and delivery of Edinburgh’s Social Enterprise Strategy. The organisation receives core funding from Scottish Government and City of Edinburgh Council and generates income through a range of events and activities.
For further information about Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network and The Good Stuff Community Edinburgh, please visit our website
Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.
We support and enable hundreds of communities and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Friendship Line and much more.
We work in Scotland with older people’s groups who provide vital activities and services for older people in their local community. We campaign on the issues that older people tell us are important to them.
We know that growing older doesn’t come with a manual. Later life may bring opportunities and challenges, and people my need to know about rights, organisations and services which are often unfamiliar. That’s why we provide free information and advice to help older people on a diverse range of topics.
You will lead on the day-to-day development and growth of our information, advice and friendship services for older people in Scotland, their families and carers.
You will develop a strategy and lead teams of dedicated and committed staff and volunteers to deliver on and offline information, advice and friendship services that respond to the priorities identified by older people.
Delivering quality assured services that currently empower and enable around 50,000 older people a year to live the best quality of life possible, you will work closely with colleagues to nurture and develop partnerships and relationships that enrich and grow the Charity’s service offer across Scotland.
The post will be a hybrid blend of office based (in Edinburgh) and home-based work.
In return for your hard work, enthusiasm and commitment to our values you’ll receive a generous benefits package:
Join Our Board and Make a Difference at Edinburgh Students' Charities Appeal.
Are you passionate about empowering students, supporting charitable causes, and making a positive impact in our community? ESCA is seeking dedicated individuals to join our Board of Trustees and play a pivotal role in driving our mission forward.
Our Legacy: With a history spanning over 155 years, ESCA is the link between students and charitable giving. We have a rich legacy of empowering students to fundraise for causes they care about.
Our Aim: ESCA's aim is to inspire, support, and enable students to organise innovative fundraising events that benefit both local and global charitable initiatives.
What We Do:
Empower Students: ESCA provides students with the resources, guidance, and support they need to create and manage their fundraising events. We believe in the power of young minds to drive positive change.
Fundraising Support: We offer grants, event planning assistance, technology resources, and mentorship to students, helping them turn their ideas into impactful fundraisers.
Community Engagement: ESCA fosters a sense of community among students, volunteers, and charitable organisations, strengthening our collective ability to make a difference.
What We Are Looking For:
As part of our open recruitment for Board members, ESCA is specifically seeking individuals with expertise and experience in the following areas:
HR/Legal Expertise: We are looking for someone with a background in human resources or legal affairs who can provide guidance on governance, compliance, and HR-related matters.
Finance/Accounting Experience: We seek a Board member with financial and accounting expertise to help oversee our financial operations, budgets, and financial strategy.
Marketing and PR Experience: ESCA aims to expand its reach and impact. We need a marketing and PR expert who can help us develop and execute effective strategies to raise awareness and support.
Why Join ESCA
Make a Difference: Your involvement with ESCA directly contributes to positive change in our community and supports charitable causes.
Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded individuals, students, and professionals who share your passion for philanthropy and community engagement.
Shape the Future: Contribute your expertise to guide ESCA's strategic direction and help us evolve in an ever-changing landscape.
What to Expect at ESCA:
Board Meetings: Trustees typically commit to attending monthly in-person board meetings. These meetings provide a forum for strategic discussions, decision-making, and updates from our students.
Communication Commitments: Alongside Board meetings, trustees will be expected to engage in document reviews and correspondence, ensuring effective communication and preparation for upcoming meetings and ESCA activities.
Event Participation: Depending on your availability and interests, you may choose to participate in ESCA events, engaging with the community and supporting our initiatives.