Apex Scotland
Apex Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC023879

We are the specialist organisation which for over 25 years has contributed to a safer Scotland by working with people with criminal convictions or at risk of committing offences to give them the necessary skills to change their behaviour and lead fulfilling lives.

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Accounting Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,755 – £24,900
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th January 2020

Apex Scotland is the leading employment and training organisation specialising in work with people with convictions.

Established in 1987, Apex Scotland provides a range of services to adults and young people throughout Scotland with the aim of reducing re-offending, or diversion from offending through early intervention. Apex Scotland is a national Scottish charity with around 100 staff and also owns a trading subsidiary social enterprise, All Cleaned Up, which aims to provide real employment opportunities to our client group.

Due to a period of change within the finance team, we have a vacancy within the team based in our Edinburgh Head Office.

You will work as part of a small and busy team which has responsibility for general accounting functions of Apex Scotland. Your remit will include assisting with the payroll function, the maintenance and provision of accurate and timeous monthly management accounts for Apex Scotland and each budget centre. You will have a role in the production of end of year financial statements and annual revenue budget as well as some day to day functions including processing of invoices or staff expenses. Knowledge of computerised accounting packages and Excel are essential. Knowledge of Sage Accounts (Sage 200) and Sage Payroll is desirable. This role will be varied and will require experience of, and a sound understanding of, finance procedures, a keen eye for detail, the ability to communicate effectively and excellent organisational skills.

In view of the nature of these posts, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Basic Disclosure Check in terms of Part V of the Police Act 1997.

If you feel you have the skills to join our finance team, we would like to hear from you.

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Accounting Technician

  • Full time
  • £25,435 – £27,580
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th January 2020

Apex Scotland is the leading employment and training organisation specialising in work with people with convictions.

Established in 1987, Apex Scotland provides a range of services to adults and young people throughout Scotland with the aim of reducing re-offending, or diversion from offending through early intervention. Apex Scotland is a national Scottish charity with around 100 staff and also owns a trading subsidiary social enterprise, All Cleaned Up, which aims to provide real employment opportunities to our client group.

Due to a period of change within the finance team, we have a vacancy within the team based in our Edinburgh Head Office.

Working as part of a small team, you will have excellent accounting knowledge and experience to participate in the production of accounts and management information. A high degree of IT literacy will be necessary to participate fully in the supervision of project cost centres, analysis and reporting. Particular knowledge of Sage Line 200, Sage Payroll and Microsoft Excel is essential.

You will support the Apex Accountant in all aspects of the finance department in the production of accounts for Apex Scotland and potentially our trading subsidiary company All Cleaned Up. They will require excellent organisational, communication and record keeping skills to undertake the variety of tasks involved. This will include monthly payroll and related tasks including auto-enrolment pensions processing and HMRC updates as well as monthly accounts, annual accounts, budgeting, project monitoring and general financial control and administration. There may also be the need to assist with the processing of invoices and staff expense claims where required.

In view of the nature of these posts, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Basic Disclosure Check in terms of Part V of the Police Act 1997.

If you feel you have the skills to join our finance team, we would like to hear from you.

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Non-Executive Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th August 2020

Apex Scotland is looking for new members who can bring enthusiasm and experience to the Board of a dynamic and hard working third sector organisation. For over thirty years Apex Scotland has been a leading provider of innovative and effective services to people who have criminal convictions or who are at risk of getting them, with a specific focus on developing work readiness and entry to employment.

Due to the retiral of several Board members, having served their permitted term, we are now looking to recruit some exceptional people to help us move our strategy forward.

With a head office in Edinburgh and offices across the country, Apex is involved in policy and practice in partnership with both national and local Government and other third sector entities. We operate in communities, schools, and prisons, providing work opportunities through social enterprise and offering training, early intervention, mentoring and employment support to over five thousand individuals every year.

The Board is responsible for setting strategy, governance oversight and supporting the aims and objectives of Apex Scotland. Trustees meet on average four times a year as a full Board and there is also an expectation of some committee work in support of specific governance areas. Board members join with staff to attend our annual national conference and enjoy networking at our Annual Lecture, held every September in Edinburgh.

We are particularly seeking potential members who can bring skills and experience in charity law, marketing and PR, IT, the Scottish justice system and HR/staff development although other relevant assets would be welcomed. Apex Scotland is recognised as an equal opportunity employer and would welcome applicants from under-represented groups.

This is an unpaid voluntary role. Whilst our head office is in Edinburgh, we have a presence throughout Scotland and would welcome applications from across the country. Travel expenses can be paid for attendance at Apex Scotland events and meetings.

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Personal Development Mentor (part-time)

  • Part time
  • £20,080 – £22,223 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 10th August 2020

In partnership with Fife Council Social Work’s leaving care team we are delivering services designed to support young people who are in transition from leaving the looked after system and moving to independent living. Our role within the partnership is to provide advice and guidance to clients on employment, training or further education opportunities and the wider employability agenda.

If you would like to play a part in this exciting initiative, we now require a Personal Development Mentor to join our team based in Fife.

This post is based within the Social Work offices in Glenrothes and works in close partnership with Social Work staff and other agencies. Experience of working with young people and an understanding of issues affecting young people are desirable, caseload responsibilities and a commitment to providing a professional service are essential. A driving license or access to a means of transport is essential due to the area covered.

Knowledge of the Scottish Criminal Justice System and of working with care leavers is desirable. We have secured funding for this service to 31 March 2021 and we are hopeful of extension.

In view of the nature of this post, the successful candidate will be required to become a member of the PVG scheme.

Please note: due to current lockdown restrictions, successful applicants may begin employment on a remote working basis with full online training provided until Government guidance allows office working conditions.

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