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Top job! Head of Finance

  • Full time
  • £43,863 – £50,227
  • Candidate can be based in either Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 5th December 2022

  • Advertised from 18th November 2022
  • Pay review pending. 35 hours per week
  • CS22/09


You join us at an exciting time as we continue to play our part in helping Scotland's children and families recover from the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic. We are a dynamic charity focussed on leading transformational change for children so that they stay safe, happy and well in their own families and communities.

As Head of Finance, you will be the source of technical advice and guidance on all areas of finance. As a key member of the senior leadership team, you will be responsible for delivering effective strategic financial planning and supporting funding applications, along with robust financial management, budgeting, risk management, taxation, investment and procurement practices across the Charity.

You will be a qualified accountant, with PQE gained in the Charity sector in a senior finance role and have a strong understanding of Charity Accounting, Governance and Taxation.

Very much a team player, you will need to be comfortable operating both strategically and tactically and bring a rigorous approach to your work, while building strong and effective relationships with colleagues.

This a permanent, full-time role of 35 hours per week. You will be based in Glasgow or Edinburgh but as the finance team are predominantly in Edinburgh, we anticipate you working from our Edinburgh base around 2 days per week.

Application notes

Closing date: Monday 05 December at noon.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 12 December 2022.

We welcome and encourage applications from potential colleagues from all backgrounds, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, belief, disability who share our values

For further information and to apply, please visit

Children 1st has a long tradition of valuing and involving sessional and volunteer workers.

The selection process will include seeking PVG Scheme

Children 1st is the working name of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Registered Charity No: SC 016092