Centrestage
Centrestage

Charity registered in Scotland SC039611

Founded in 2006, CentreStage - Ayrshire’s Arts Academy, operates with an ethos that anyone, regardless of age, background or experience can gain life changing social benefits through active participation in the arts.

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Finance Assistant

  • Part time
  • £24,000 – £29,000 pro-rata
  • Kilmarnock
  • Closing 16th February 2024

About CentreStage

CentreStage is a dynamic, inclusive, and exciting arts and wellbeing charity in the heart of Kilmarnock, residing in the regenerated Kilmarnock Academy building after undertaking Scotland’s largest Community-led Asset Transfer in 2018.

Our vision as a charity is to build an energetic and inclusive community with wellbeing and the arts at its heart. A place where everyone, regardless of their age or background, is supported and empowered to fulfil their potential. Our model is underpinned by our core values of Hope, Inclusion, Aspiration and Joy.

CentreStage is for everyone, of any age and from any background. We offer free opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people, care experienced people, people with Additional Learning Needs, older adults, people with dementia and anyone who wants to experience the arts and improve their wellbeing in a place where they feel safe, valued, and included. Through providing access to the arts for all, people of all circumstances are experiencing improved mental health, reduced isolation, and improved life opportunities.

THE ROLE

We are currently seeking to recruit a part-time Finance Assistant for our finance team on a permanent basis. Key responsibilities for this role will be the processing of accounts payable and accounts receivable invoices accurately and timeously ensuring adherence to timescales.

Other responsibilities will include the reconciliation of supplier statements, preparation of weekly payment runs and credit control activities.

As Finance Assistant, you will work closely with the Finance Director and as a team member, ensuring all aspects of finance administration are managed effectively and efficiently. You will be reliable, organised, computer literate, able to work independently and as part of a team in a small office environment and have a mature approach to handling confidential financial information.

Experience with Xero accounting software preferable but not essential

Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly MS Excel and Outlook

In your experience, you will have a reputation for being highly organised and dependable, and having an ability to communicate effectively across the breadth of the organisation. CentreStage is a fast-paced organisation and as such your ability to respond to competing priorities and demands and your adaptability will be an asset in influencing and interacting with colleagues and stakeholders.

Duties and responsibilities

Support the Finance Director in the smooth running of the finance department:

  • Processing purchase invoices and checking supplier statements
  • Raising sales invoices accurately and timeously following receipt of invoice requests.
  • Preparing weekly supplier payment runs and issuing customer statements to ensure timely receipt of sales income
  • Allocating payments and sales receipts to supplier and customer accounts
  • Helping with cash counting, postings and reconciliations
  • Posting expenses, petty cash and credit card transactions
  • Assisting with month-end close activities where required
  • Dealing with enquiries from internal and external sources e, g. customers or suppliers
  • Other general administrative duties as they arise.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum SVQ level 3 or equivalent qualification in finance related subject.
  • Two years previous experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills across a wide demographic of age, stage, and ability.

Skills

  • Excellent IT Skills, including use of ICT packages i.e., Word, Excel, Power point, Access.
  • Xero accounting software experience desirable but not essential
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an approachable personality.
  • Excellent letter writing and organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills

Knowledge

  • Good knowledge of database systems and processes
  • Understanding of HMRC VAT legislation
  • Clear understanding of Data protection and confidentiality
  • Health & Safety Legislation

Ability

  • Ability to work under pressure to agreed deadlines and adapt to change.
  • The ability to pay high attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a flexible manner.
  • Excellent written English and the ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Ability to represent the company externally with key stakeholders.
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Top job! Finance Director

  • Part time
  • £50,000 – £60,000 pro-rata
  • Kilmarnock, flexible
  • Closing 11th August 2023

CentreStage is a dynamic, inclusive, and exciting arts and wellbeing charity in the heart of Kilmarnock, residing in the regenerated Kilmarnock Academy building.

CentreStage is for everyone, of any age and from any background. We offer free opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people, care experienced people, people with Additional Learning Needs, older adults, people with dementia and anyone who wants to experience the arts and improve their wellbeing in a place where they feel safe, valued, and included. Through providing access to the arts for all, people of all circumstances are experiencing improved mental health, reduced isolation, and improved life opportunities.

This is an all-encompassing financial role working alongside the CEO and the Senior Leadership Team, the Finance Director will lead on the strategic financial planning and finance policy development for the organisation. The post holder will support the board in its financial governance role by providing accurate and timely information in an accessible format. The Finance Director will ensure the organisation is compliant with all statutory accounting and charitable regulations. The Finance Director will support the commercial activities of the organisation, including supporting the financial business planning of the social enterprise activities and the management of tenancy leases.

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Fundraising Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,000 – £45,000
  • Kilmarnock
  • Closing 26th June 2023

About CentreStage

CentreStage is a dynamic, inclusive, and exciting arts and wellbeing charity in the heart of Kilmarnock, residing in the regenerated Kilmarnock Academy building after undertaking Scotland’s largest Community-led Asset Transfer in 2018.

Our vision as a charity is to build an energetic and inclusive community with wellbeing and the arts at its heart. A place where everyone, regardless of their age or background, is supported and empowered to fulfil their potential. Our model is underpinned by our core values of Hope, Inclusion, Aspiration and Joy.

CentreStage is for everyone, of any age and from any background. We offer free opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people, care experienced people, people with Additional Learning Needs, older adults, people with dementia and anyone who wants to experience the arts and improve their wellbeing in a place where they feel safe, valued, and included. Through providing access to the arts for all, people of all circumstances are experiencing improved mental health, reduced isolation, and improved life opportunities.

The Role

We are looking for someone who has a positive track record in fundraising at a senior level within an organisation. You will be responsible for developing and implementing fundraising strategies to secure income from a range of sources including individuals, trusts and foundations, corporate sponsors, and government grants, priding yourself in fostering confidence, trust and building and maintaining networks with stakeholders.

In your experience, you will have demonstrated energy and stamina in the role and will be known by colleagues to be highly organised and dependable. As an eloquent communicator, you will have the natural ability to fine tune and maximise the message to the desired audience. To support your communication strategy, you will have experience in establishing a CRM system and will bring energy and creativity to reporting.

CentreStage is a fast-paced organisation and as such your ability to respond to competing priorities and demands and your natural sense of calmness will be an asset in influencing and interacting with colleagues and stakeholders.

We are looking for someone who is conscientious and has a significant understanding of the strategic social landscape, can see the possibilities for community growth and engagement and social change, with a natural enthusiasm for the future.

CentreStage is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees, workers, and volunteers to share this commitment.

CentreStage is an Equal Opportunities Employer and a Registered Charity. We promote equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace and actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply for vacancies, including ethnically diverse and disabled candidates, who are currently under-represented in our workforce.

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Top job! Director of People and Operations

  • Full time
  • £50,000 – £60,000
  • Kilmarnock
  • Closing 13th March 2023

CentreStage Communities, based in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire is looking for an experienced and dynamic Director of People and Operations to join our newly formed senior leadership team.

This is a newly created role, designed to strengthen organisational integration, oversee the completion of our Arts and Wellbeing campus, and maximise the learning and development potential of our people. It will play a key role in supporting the Chief Executive and senior leadership team through a period of growth in the scope and scale of our work and in our campus, as we continue to welcome a host of new partner agencies to the CentreStage Neighbourhood.

We are looking for a strategic thinker with a high degree of emotional intelligence and the successful candidate will also have strong people development skills, and the ability to identify and develop synergies across the various departments within CentreStage.

This role will be challenging and fast-paced but rewarding and interesting. On offer is a fantastic work environment with a high focus on welcome and inclusion and the chance to make a real contribution to the future growth and success of a unique Scottish charity.

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