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Top job! Head of Finance

  • Full time or Part time
  • £49,069 – £52,943
  • Hybrid: Between Home & Office Base in Raploch, Stirling
  • Closing 15th July 2024

  • Advertised from 19th June 2024
  • New staff are appointed on the first point of the scale. 4 or 5 days a week.


Sistema Scotland’s vision is to improve lives and strengthen communities. Working with children, young people and their families, we focus on early intervention and stimulating generational social change. By playing music together in ensembles and orchestras, we aim to grow confidence, respect, teamwork and aspiration in the children, young people and communities we work with.

We deliver our work through six Big Noise programmes: in Raploch & Fallin in Stirling, Govanhill in Glasgow, Torry in Aberdeen, Douglas in Dundee and Wester Hailes in Edinburgh.

Our current Head of Finance will be leaving us at the end of the year, after nearly 13 years. This is an exciting opportunity for a new Head of Finance to join Sistema Scotland’s Leadership Team with overall responsibility for ensuring that the resources of the organisation are appropriately managed by having robust financial processes and procedures in place. A key member of the Sistema Scotland Leadership Team, you will be responsible to the CEO and cross functional working with other members of the leadership team, the Board, Finance Committee & Audit Committee members. You will also have lead responsibility for supporting Sistema Scotland in its journey to becoming a net zero organisation.

A fully qualified (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) accountant (or part qualified accountant with significant third sector experience), you will have demonstrable experience of financial management and control at a senior level. You will also have experience and success on taking on leadership roles & responsibilities, along with experience & success in cross functional working at a senior level. You will also have a belief in the benefits that a social programme such as Big Noise / Sistema Scotland can have.

This post is offered on a permanent basis, working 4 days per week (28 hours); working pattern to be agreed with line manager although there will be flexibility within this. There may also be the opportunity for this role to be full time (35 hours a week) if the additional leadership responsibility for Company Secretary & Governance is also taken on. For more details on this, please see the full job description on our website (see below).

Application notes

For further details please visit our website to view the full job/person specification and complete our online application form (no CVs please). For any additional information please e-mail or call 01786 236914.

We welcome applications from diverse musical and cultural backgrounds. We also welcome applications from all nationalities; however, we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for these roles, so before you apply for this post please ensure that you have the right to work in the UK. For more details on eligibility to work in the UK, please visit

All applications should be received by Monday 15th July 2024 at 10am.

The selection process will be held on Wednesday 14th August 2024 in Raploch, Stirling and will include a panel interview, a presentation and an MS Excel based competency task.

All successful applicants will be subject to PVG check.