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Finance Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,376 – £25,552
  • National Office, Paisley, and home based (Hybrid)
  • Closing 22nd April 2024


  • Advertised from 5th April 2024
  • 25 to 36 hours per week (Negotiable). 6 Month Fixed Term Contract (with prospect of extension/permanent position).

Role

Work for Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA) and join a vibrant, values-led organisation founded by families for families impacted by Huntington’s disease (HD).

We are looking for an experienced Finance Officer to join our small but busy team based at our National Office in Paisley. This rewarding role offers the opportunity to share and develop your skills while contributing to our mission to ensure that every person in Scotland who is impacted by Huntington’s disease has access to the specialist care and support they need when they need it, regardless of where they live.

Your duties will include a range of finance-related processing tasks, such as income, expenditure and expenses.

With at least two years’ experience in a similar role, you will have a good working knowledge of SAGE Accounts or similar financial software packages. Although no formal qualifications are required, the candidate must have a clear understanding of accountancy principles including journal entries and the prepayments/accruals system. An excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages including Excel, Outlook, Word and Teams is also essential.

Training and a full induction programme will be provided, and you will be supplied with a laptop to support hybrid working.

About the role

Reporting to the Senior Finance Officer, the Finance Officer is accountable for delivering an accurate trail of company income and expenditure and is responsible for a variety of activities.

The Finance Officer is a key team member in the operation of our Finance department, based at our National Office in Paisley. After induction and training is completed, the successful candidate must be competent working with minimal supervision in either office or working from home environments.

Key attributes for this position are excellent attention to detail, ability to follow SHA processes/procedures and skills to effectively prioritise workload whist working both methodically and accurately to meet tight deadlines.

About Scottish Huntington’s Association

It is an exciting time to join Scottish Huntington’s Association, now in the second year of Standing Tall:

A Strategy For Growth 2023 - 2028 to transform the care and support of Huntington’s families, expand specialist services and deepen involvement in research and clinical trials.

People impacted by Huntington’s disease need specialist services to cope with a severe and complex disease, the impact on families and a lack of awareness amongst health and social care providers and the wider public.

Scottish Huntington’s Association is the only charity in the country exclusively dedicated to providing expert and personalised support for those impacted by Huntington’s disease.

Our personalised support reduces unnecessary hospital admissions, supports carers and other family members; lowers household poverty; and alleviates wellbeing risks to children and young people living in Huntington’s families.

We are commissioned by NHS Boards and Health and Social Care Partnerships throughout the country to share our expertise with front line staff and build support for improved services and higher standards of care for every family impacted by this devastating disease. Scottish Huntington’s Association plays a full and active role in attracting the global research community to Scotland to work in partnership with us to improve the lives of families impacted by Huntington’s disease. At Scottish Huntington’s Association you will find a values-driven organisation, founded by families for families and recognised at national and international levels for its expertise and support. Our services are delivered through a nationwide network of Huntington’s Disease Specialists, Specialist Youth Advisors and Financial Wellbeing Officers. We offer a flexible working environment, contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement and annual incremental pay increases to top of designated salary scale.

If you wish to apply to join a values-driven organisation, founded by families for families and recognised at national and international levels for its expertise and support delivered through a nationwide network of Huntington’s Disease Specialists, Specialist Youth Advisors and Financial Wellbeing Officers, please follow the application notes below.

Application notes

  • Closing Date: Monday 22nd April 2024 at 12noon
  • Interview Date: Monday 29th April 2024
  • Interview Location: National Office, Paisley

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification documents then complete the downloadable Application and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form, which are also available in the vacancies section of our website at hdscotland.org/volunteering/vacancies

Please email your completed application, including the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, with a subject line Finance Officer, to recruitment@hdscotland.org

Informal enquiries should be made for the attention of Senior Finance Officer by emailing recruitment@hdscotland.org

Find out more about Huntington’s disease and the work of Scottish Huntington’s Association at hdscotland.org


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