Business Manager

  • Part time
  • £31,819 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 5th June 2024

  • Advertised from 14th May 2024
  • 17hrs per week (flexible in agreement with Manager) with potential for growth. Duration ongoing whilst funding remains in place (initially funded 24 months).
  • Hybrid and flexible working. 35 days leave per year (pro-rata) inclusive of public holidays. Paid membership of Employee Health Cash Plan (Westfield Health)


YMCA Edinburgh is on a journey of growth and development. Situated in the heart of Leith, our relationships-focussed services exist to meet the needs of children and families within our local community and across Edinburgh.

We are excited to launch a new three-year strategy, focused on growing the impact of our services and amplifying the voice of our members, contributing to a society where all children have the love and support needed to thrive.

Integral to our aspiration is the role of a Business Manager. This key position will report to and work closely with our CEO, to take responsibilities over finance, contracts, risk management, and HR processes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Overseeing all aspects of finance including producing management accounts, supporting CEO with budgets and tracking spend against budgets and grants, preparation of accounts for audit process, financial processing, payroll and bank payments.
  • Maintaining HR records using an online system, working with HR advisors to produce HR documentation i.e. contracts and support staff recruitment and induction process.
  • Supporting good governance and risk management of the organisation through working with board and CEO to maintain/update policies, comply with data storage requirements and manage relevant records/files.
  • Support with the acquisition and manage of contracts with suppliers, and oversee membership of associated bodies.
  • Support CEO and board with secretarial support as required.
  • Working with CEO to have general oversight over YMCA premises.

About You

  • Significantly high levels of self-motivation and a positive attitude.
  • Experienced in both day to day accounting and financial oversight over an organisations finances. With a recognised accounting qualification or significant experience in similar role.
  • Ability to work independently, manage diary and organisation affairs to support the effective running of an organisation.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and articulately in a variety of forms, oral, written, electronic with a broad range of groups.
  • Experience in the use of ICT for communication.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to build productive working relationships.
  • Commitment to working with integrity, honesty and empathy, with an understanding and acceptance of other.
  • Flexible and adaptable, with the ability to prioritise and cope with the demands.

Application notes

First stage of application is by CV to Mike Kerracher:

Closing Date: 5pm Wed 5th June

This role is new to the organisation and integral to the development of YMCA Edinburgh, as we seek to embed our existing successful services and grow the impact we have going forward. If you have enquiries around the role then please contact to discuss further.