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91 Haymarket Terrace, EH12
£26,443 - £28,374 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week
Work From Home:

Why apply for this role?

As the Finance Officer, you will have the opportunity to be involved and have an impact on a variety of financial functions such as procurement, payroll and contract management. You will provide finance administration support to ensure that CHS provides a high quality and efficient service to its staff, volunteers and other stakeholders.

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 support 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

  • Manage the Panel and AST Member expense and devolved funding reimbursements from Local Authorities and liaise with Local Authority Clerks for the timely submission of claims and resolve any queries.
  • Manage CHS’ invoicing process using manual, electronic processes and multiple e- mailboxes ensuring system controls, error detection and resolution in line with Shared Services Provider’s timetable.
  • Manage and report on the performance of supplier payments in line with key performance indicators.
  • Ensure the efficient and accurate management of Government Procurement Cards and, petty cash systems (recording of transactions and imprest and controls management), and third party payroll payments.
  • Support the Senior Management Team, CHS Leads and Finance Manager by providing regular budget monitoring, performance information, analysis and forecasting to assist in budgetary control.
  • Ensuring that appropriate financial records are maintained for auditing purposes and answer queries from the external and internal auditors
  • Supporting the coordination of the collation of monthly internal CHS’s payroll documentation for staff and Board members in line with Shared Services Provider’s timetable and record-keeping requirements
  • Monitor finance/payroll mailboxes, respond to enquiries where possible, and escalate to appropriate National team colleague when required.

Our Finance Team

Our finance team will comprise of you as the finance officer, finance manager and finance and support assistant. The role of the team together, with our shared service finance team Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (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 support 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. You can also find the application pack 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