Head of Finance (part time)

Castle view from Dance Base roof

Dance Base is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable Head of Finance to join its senior management team and help to develop new systems for the organisation’s budgeting and finance processes. Dance Base Scotland is a Scottish Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee with a pre-COVID income of £1.3 million per annum. Good financial information and efficient execution of financial transactions are vital for the success and reputation of the organisation and the Head of Finance will be responsible for providing effective and compliant accounting processes.

During their first six months, the postholder will be expected to manage a transition of our finance and payroll systems from current desktop and paper-based systems (SAGE50cloud Accounts Professional) to a largely paperless system to drive improvements in efficiency and enhance our financial reporting.

The ideal candidate will have, or be working towards, a recognised accountancy qualification and have experience of setting up and managing online systems and processes. They will be pragmatic and solution-focused with the ability to build effective relationships and work in partnership with others.

For more information please download the full job pack below.

Salary: £20,000 per annum for 20 hours per week
Contract: Part time, permanant
Hours: Your hours will be spread across the week by agreement with the postholder. Some flexibility may be required but we would work to minimise these requests.
Place of Work: Working from home is currently expected and encouraged in accordance with government safety restrictions. We expect a flexible pattern of working in the office or at home to suit the postholder and the organisation to become the norm.

How to Apply
To apply for the post, please complete the application form and Equal Opportunity form and send via email to: recruitment@dancebase.co.uk with your name and ‘HF21’ in the subject line.

Hard copy applications for the role will not be accepted because of pandemic-related postal disruption and temporary closure of the Dance Base office.

If you require the application form or job description in a different format (e.g. printed, large print, plain text etc.) please contact recruitment@dancebase.co.uk

The closing date for applications is 12noon Thursday 24 June.

Please note, CVs will not be accepted.

Dance Base is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to promoting diverse, equal and inclusive spaces and welcome applications from people of all sectors of the community. 

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

We look forward to receiving your application and thank you for your interest in Dance Base.

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