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Senior Finance Officer

  • Part time
  • £33,536 – £38,484 pro-rata
  • Hybrid role – blend of home working and office, based in Rose Street, Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th February 2023

  • Advertised from 17th January 2023
  • Part Time Permanent Position. Starting Salary: £33,536 (pro-rata). 14 hours per week – hybrid arrangements and working pattern will be agreed with line manager upon successful appointment.


Scottish Women’s Aid has a new opportunity to join their busy and team. The Senior Finance Officer will take responsibility for ensuring effective financial management arrangements are in place to support the strategic aims of Scottish Women's Aid.


Scottish Women’s Aid is Scotland’s leading voluntary sector organisation working to prevent domestic abuse and promoting effective policy and practice responses for women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse. We are the umbrella organisation for 34 autonomous Women’s Aid groups delivering direct services to women, children and young people across Scotland.

What You’ll Do

Reporting to the Operations Manager, and working closely with our Finance Officer, you will assist in the construction of annual budgets and present regular budget monitoring performance and forecasting information for the Management Team and Board of Directors. Along with the Operations Manager and Finance Officer you will develop, maintain and implement internal finance policies and contract management to support sound financial decision making across the organisation.

What We Need

Ideally HND level qualification and or working toward accounting qualification, we’re looking for someone with demonstrable experience of finance work in the third sector and the the ability to produce financial information for our Management Team and the Board of Directors.

We’re looking for someone who has;

  • Experience of working in a financial environment including use of ledgers and Sage accounting software
  • The ability to work successfully on your own initiative to high priority deadlines
  • Knowledge and understanding of finance and funding mechanisms in the charity/third sector, including regulatory and legislative frameworks
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Commitment to the feminist values, vision and mission of SWA

What we offer

There are many reasons to work for Scottish Women’s Aid. We have a great working culture and our mission and vision attracts a brilliant staff team. Your hard work is rewarded with a package of support and benefits including:

Flexible working

We offer flexible hybrid working options for the majority of our employees. Some posts are eligible for full-time homeworking. We also offer flexibility for staff and work/life balance through a number of flexible working options such as flexi time, condensed hours, job sharing.


SWA are a Living wage employer, our pay and grading system offers a competitive starting salary and yearly progression.

Annual Leave

We offer a full-time annual leave entitlement of 30 days (210 hours) per year plus 10 Public Holiday days (70 hours) per year. Leave is accrued at the rate of 3.33 days (23.3 hours) per month.


SWA believes it's important that we help you save for your retirement so access to Nest pension scheme is given to all eligible employees. SWA contributes 10% of gross contractual earnings on the provision that the employee contributes a minimum of 3% towards their pension contributions.

Learning and Development

SWA supports and develops staff to ensure they have the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities. There is an internal schedule of training on key skills and knowledge relevant to all staff. There is also scope to attend ad hoc training for employees who are working to develop specific skills.

Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay

SWA offers staff who meet the criteria for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) an enhanced maternity pay of 20 weeks on full pay and 20 weeks on half pay.


As part of SWA’s commitment to staff wellbeing, staff are offered a confidential 24/7 Employee Assistance programme service with Heath Assured which provides confidential advice, counselling sessions and wellbeing support to all staff, and where applicable, immediate family members.

Bike 2 Work

An interest-free loan to purchase a bike, can be arranged up to the value of £1,000.

Edinburgh Leisure Gym Subsidies

Edinburgh based staff are able to access Edinburgh Leisure facilities for the reduced price of £1 per session.


Scottish Women’s Aid aims to be an equal opportunities employer. Applications will be accepted from women only under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Our long term aim is that the composition of our workforce should reflect that of women in the community. We recognise the value of a diverse workforce in which women from differing backgrounds, with different skills and abilities can bring new ideas to enable us to deliver high quality services and are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that is representative of the people we serve.

SWA are taking positive action to address an under-representation of both disabled and Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees within our workforce. We offer Disabled and BAME applicants the option of requesting that their application is considered under the terms of our Disabled or BAME Guaranteed Interview Schemes. You will be asked if you wish to be considered under the Disability/BAME Guaranteed Interview scheme when you complete our online application form.

Application notes

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Senior Finance Officer- Scottish Women's Aid job - Hybrid - blend of home and office work based in Rose Street, Edinburgh) - Women's Aid Network - Scotland (

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 7th February @ 5pm

For any questions relating to the vacancy please contact Square Peg HR is our recruitment partner for this vacancy.

Scottish Women’s Aid is a company limited by guarantee, company no. SC128433,

and a charity registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, charity no. SC001099.