Employment Opportunity

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh, Head of Finance, Salary circa £45K, dependent on experience. 

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh is seeking to appoint a Head of Finance to be responsible for the management and provision of a range of financial support services to the Archdiocese. Read on: 

The Archdiocese covers an area from the Borders of Scotland to St Andrews, from East Lothian to West Lothian, Stirlingshire and East Dunbartonshire with over one hundred parishes and school communities and twenty-nine religious communities.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Head of Finance is responsible for financial administration, the provision of budgetary control and financial planning information, all financial reporting including the production of the Annual Report and Accounts, payroll administration and Data Protection compliance.

These services are provided from within the structure of the Archdiocese Curia which is tasked with providing the necessary professional, financial, technical and administrative support to ensure the Archdiocese meets its stated objectives.

Applicants should be qualified accountants with a minimum of five years senior accountancy experience working in a complex organisation and should possess excellent team management, leadership, IT, interpersonal and communication skills. Previous professional experience working in a charitable organisation is preferable together with a good knowledge of Scottish Charity legislation.

The role is based at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh EH9 1BB.

Applicants should submit a CV with a covering letter outlining their suitability for the role, marked “Strictly Private and Confidential”, to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by post to: Morag Buxel, Interim HR Consultant, Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh EH9 1BB.

Closing date for applications: 5pm on 2nd February 2018. Interviews will be held on 15th  February 2018.

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Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh, Charity No: SC008540