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Top job! Head Of Finance

  • Part time
  • £75,000 – £92,000 pro-rata
  • Hybrid - Glasgow
  • Closing 24th July 2023

  • Advertised from 5th July 2023
  • £45,000 - £55,000 for 0.6 FTE (3 days pw). Salary dependent on experience. Permanent.


MCR Pathways is a national charity dedicated to supporting disadvantaged, care-experienced and vulnerable young people find, grow and use their talent through 1:1 mentoring and support. We are currently seeking a new Head of Finance. The role will be pivotal in supporting the growth and sustainability of the organisation across Scotland and Southeast England.

Key aspects of the role will include devising and implementing financial modelling and dashboards; developing strategic relationships with philanthropists and major donors; working with the Chief Executive, Head of Digital and Head of Marketing to develop and introduce regular public donations as an opportunity for our supporters; stewardship of the charities accounts to ensure best use and allocation of income; overseeing the annual audit process.

Alongside strong strategic financial management skills and business acumen, to be successful in this role you’ll have excellent communication skills and an astute understanding of how to present information in a visual, accessible format that enables interactivity and scenario planning. You’ll have exceptional relationship development skills and will enjoy establishing and maintaining partnerships with major donors, trusts and philanthropists. You will also enjoy sharing MCR’s financial story to potential new investors alongside the Chief Executive.

This role offers a unique opportunity to utilise financial and communication experience to work strategically with colleagues across a vibrant, purpose-driven and relationship-based organisation. The MCR programme has a well-established and strong evidence base - you will play a vital role in enabling us to reach more young people and have a positive impact on the educational achievements, career pathways and life chances of care-experienced, vulnerable and disadvantaged students.

The role is fully flexible, with an attractive combination of autonomous and collaborative working. We ask for a minimum of two days per month in person in either our Glasgow or Hertfordshire offices / central London.

Read the Job Description and Person Specification

Application notes

Closing date for applications: 24th July 2023 at 9am

Probable interview date: 1st August 2023

To apply, please send your CV and a supporting statement (no longer than 2 pages) addressing how you meet the person specification and explaining why you are interested in joining the team to

MCR Pathways subscribes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) regarding disclosure & barring.

MCR Pathways is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role is subject to a PVG or DBS check. Applications to process PVGs or DBSs will only be submitted once the successful candidate has accepted the offer of a position.

Equity, diversity, and inclusivity statement

We encourage applications from all sections of our community, irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), sexual orientation, religion or belief, or because someone is married or in a civil partnership. MCR Pathways is an inclusive organisation that reflects our community and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work and fulfil their potential. We believe creativity and innovation thrives when we can harness the benefit of different perspectives.