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Granite House, 31-33 Stockwell St, G1 4RZ
£47,266 - £62,420 per year (pro-rata)
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Part Time
28 hours per week
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Victim Support Scotland – Empowering People Affected by Crime.

We put victims and witnesses at the heart of everything we do so they are heard, have improved health and well-being, feel safer, more secure, and informed and that we are an effective organisation, that makes a lasting difference.

Who We Are?

Victim Support Scotland provides support and information to people affected by crime and campaigns for victim and witness rights. Regardless of whether a crime has been reported, or when it happened, our services are free, confidential, and tailored to individuals’ needs.

Our vision is that people affected by crime – victims, witnesses, and their families – are treated with dignity and respect and are at the heart of the justice in Scotland. Our mission is to ensure that all those affected by crime receive high quality support that will help them to recover from their experiences. All our work is guided and underpinned by our six core principles of being engaging and compassionate; inclusive and accessible; person-centred; adaptive, flexible, and responsive; collaborative; and knowledgeable and skilled.

Now is the time to join Victim Support Scotland, helping us work towards the ambitions of our 5-year plan: Empowering people affected by crime: VSS Strategy 2021-2026.

What you’ll need to be successful

Do you want to work with an organisation that makes a difference to the lives of people affected by crime? A fabulous opportunity has arisen to come and join Victim Support Scotland as its Head of Finance and Estates.

We are looking for an ambitious candidate who is passionate about continuous improvement and able to contribute professional expertise to develop the service and support key projects.

The ideal candidate should be used to working independently and be able to demonstrate experience of managing a challenging workload in a busy environment to meet all deadlines. The postholder will be required to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements is maintained at all times and must have experience of completing year-end accounts.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with the required financial background and excellent people skills. A qualified accountant, you will head up a small team ensuring that appropriate procedures and controls are in place and you will play an important part in ensuring that the organisation manages its resources efficiently and effectively.

Salary: £47,266 - £62,420 (Pro-rata) Salary on appointment will normally be at the lower salary point, with progression subject to regular review - in line with VSS performance appraisal arrangements. A higher salary placing will be considered in exceptional circumstances subject to experience demonstrated.

What is the role

As a member of the Corporate Leadership Team (CLT) and reporting directly to the Director of Corporate Services, you will be responsible for overseeing all financial and estates activity within VSS, ensuring the beneficial use of all resources and capital to allow VSS to achieve its strategy and organisational objectives. You will provide financial and estates management information to the VSS Executive Leadership

Team (ELT) and will provide leadership to the Finance and Administration team in delivering a high quality and effective customer service.

You will create financial forecasting models, financial policies and procedures and lead on financial, estates and sustainability strategy and plans, in line with VSS overall strategy. You will ensure that all accounting and estates activity complies with regulations. You will work closely with other members of the CLT and will support business planning. You will be responsible for delivering recommendations from VSS’ estates management strategy by ensuring the physical needs of the organisation are met in a manner that is appropriate and cost effective, and ensures compliance with health and safety regulations for VSS employees and service users. You are also responsible for the lease management for VSS occupied premises.

We would consider Hybrid working and applications to work part-time in this role, this can be discussed at interview.

Further details of this role are available in the job description - Job description and Candidate Information Pack

Please note - This post will be subject to a satisfactory Standard Disclosure Scotland check.

What we offer?

When you work for Victim Support Scotland, your wellbeing is important to us. Not only do we offer an enhanced annual leave package of 42 days (Pro-rata), but you will also have access to our free health cash plan which includes cover for you and your family across a range of benefits, which include, dental cover, access to a virtual GP, counselling, legal support and discounts on gym memberships, cinema tickets, retail and much more. In addition we offer a generous pension, enhanced maternity and paternity pay and access to a credit union. Supporting employee development is important to us and we offer comprehensive learning and development opportunities.

For further information and an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact

To apply, please submit a current CV with a covering letter, detailing why you are suitable and how you meet the relevant criteria.

Closing date: 26 May 2024 at Midnight