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Top job! Head of Finance

  • Full time
  • £46,314 – £56,606
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow office with options for blended working
  • Closing 24th September 2023

  • Advertised from 8th September 2023
  • Salary commensurate with experience. 35 hours per week. Permanent.


The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens. At the heart of the network there are 59 individual citizens advice bureau across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, which focus on providing support and advice directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however, they choose to access it.

Our vision is for a Fairer Scotland where everyone has the advice and information they need to realise their rights, and that the barriers to accessing those rights are effectively challenged.

Citizens Advice Scotland is looking for an experienced and forward-thinking senior leader to become our new Head of Finance. This role will drive forward our ambitious financial Strategy and help us to ensure that we have the funding we need to continue to deliver vital local services to CABs in communities across Scotland.

As Scotland’s largest advice provider, we support our network to deliver services to people across Scotland. Last year we helped nearly 180,000 people and we want to help even more people this year. That’s where you come in. The new Head of Finance will help us make the right financial decisions to navigate the challenging financial landscape that charities face at this time and maximise the support that CAS can provide to CAB and citizens across Scotland. Our CAB and clients need our help more than ever and you will play a critical role in ensuring that CAS can meet that demand through effective financial management and developing new and innovate approaches to ensuring financial stability.

If this sounds like a challenge that you want to help us deliver against then we want to hear from you.

This role offers you the opportunity to work at the heart of supporting Scotland's largest independent advice network and to make an invaluable contribution to citizen’s lives.

Employee benefits

Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions. We want our people to have a great work life balance and we have designed our working practices and benefits to support this. Here are some of things our employees benefit from: a 35-hour full time working week, 40 days annual leave, genuine flexibility in working hours with a flexi-time system, and blended/hybrid working opportunities for every role.

Citizens Advice Scotland is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies and flexible working arrangements to support all our staff. We are also committed to equality of opportunity for all and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

CAS provides options for blended working to allow employees to balance their time attending the office with time working from home. The number of days you will be able to work from home each week will be dependent on your job role and can be discussed as part of the recruitment process.

Application notes

To apply for this role, please send completed copies of the Personal Details Form, along with your current CV to:

Closing date: 24 September 2023

Interviews: w/c 2 October 2023

In addition, we ask you to provide a short written statement (maximum of 2 pages) with examples which demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the post, as set out in the job description and person specification.

You can find all necessary forms below or on our website:

Equality & Diversity Monitoring

To help Citizens Advice Scotland monitor equality and diversity statistics please return the Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separate from your other application documents by emailing it to:

About the employer

Citizens Advice Scotland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux – Citizens Advice Scotland. Scottish charity (SC016637) and company limited by guarantee (89892)