Scotland’s Citizens Advice Network is an essential community service that empowers people through our local bureaux and national services by providing free, confidential, and independent advice. We use people’s real-life experiences to influence policy and drive positive change. We are on the side of people in Scotland who need help, and we change lives for the better.
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.
Are you seeking a challenging new role which will provide variety and opportunity to show your true potential both working within and leading a team. As a key member of the Directorate leadership team do you have the ability to turn data into insight and the vision to bring numbers to life in support of our strategic growth plans.
This role acts as the principal Finance Business Partner within our Corporate Service Finance Team for the Business Development and National Funded Services Directorate. This Directorate is responsible for supporting the delivery of national funded advice services across the 59 Citizens Advice Bureau members as well as supporting the organisations strategic future development and growth opportunities. Funding is primarily through Grant Agreements, currently at a combined level of £16M per annum, and is provided through UK Government, Scottish Government, Industry corporations and regulatory bodies as well as other charities.
You will be required to produce the Management Accounts including the forecast for the financial year and ensure that the Directorate leadership team receives timely and accurate information to make effective decisions. You will also be responsible for managing the business planning process each year to ensure that it meets the long-term vision of the directorate and wider organisation.
As the principal Finance Business Partner your role is to provide resilience to the finance and income strategic delivery area in the business and to support the Director of Business Development and National Funded Services in assuring this.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to apply
To apply for this role, please send completed copies of the Personal Details Form, along with your current CV to: email@example.com
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.
Equality & Diversity Monitoring
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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)