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91 Haymarket Terrace, EH12
£41,472 - £46,439 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week
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Why apply for this role?

As the Finance Manager, you will be taking a lead role across a diverse range of financial services and supporting the delivery of our business plan.

This is an exciting time to join the CHS finance team as the organisation continues to evolve in line with the delivery of ‘The Promise’ and wider transformation. Your insight will be crucial in development of our financial systems and procedures within the context of a growth organisation.

Please find instructions on how to apply at the bottom of the page.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Head of Strategy, Development and Depute Chief Executive in leading on financial strategy, budget-setting, budget management.
  • Work with the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) Finance Manager to ensure finance shared services are used efficiently and effectively to derive best value for both organisations.
  • Review the effectiveness of the Administration’s financial policies, systems and procedures to ensure continuous improvement and fitness for purpose in a growing organisation.
  • Manage capital/asset accounting including appraisal, post appraisal and asset register maintenance, verification, depreciation and disposal of fixed assets
  • Liaise with Internal/External Auditors to provide relevant information and access to records.
  • Support the payroll function and liaise with Lothian Pension Fund and HM Revenue and Customs as appropriate.

Our Finance Team

Our finance team will comprise of you as the finance manager, finance officer and finance and support assistant. The role of the team together, with our shared service finance team SCRA, is to support our National Team consisting of just under 50 colleagues. The team is passionate about delivering a high quality financial service to support CHS’ wider strategy. You will lead this small and dynamic team while collaborating with other departments and teams across the wider organisation.

Life at CHS

Our 2,500 volunteer Panel Members take part in children’s hearings in their local areas, making decisions with and for infants, children and young people. Our organisation also supports a network of 22 Area Support Teams made up of 400 volunteers who support Panel Members in their local communities.

As an organisation that works within the children’s hearings system, we are passionate about making a positive contribution to improving outcomes for Scotland’s infants, children and young people.

You can read more about our core values HERE as well as view an introductory video to our organisation. We also offer a generous benefits package from hybrid working, flexi hours and a fantastic pension scheme - you check out our full benefits summary HERE.

Diversity and Inclusion

CHS is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and are committed to providing any reasonable adjustments required during application and assessment process, and upon joining us.

How do I apply?

For more details and to apply, please download the application pack from the CHS website which includes a full job description, a person specification and the link to application. The application pack is also attached below.

Please note that CVs are not accepted.

For an informal and confidential discussion on the role or about any adjustments you might need, please email