Foundation Scotland
Foundation Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC022910

Foundation Scotland is an independent charity that strengthens local communities by providing a source of funding to community led projects the length and breadth of Scotland. It was established to help people and organisations give to good causes effectively and inexpensively.

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Assistant Accountant

  • Full time
  • £23,845
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd August 2019

Foundation Scotland [FS] is part of a global network of 1,800 community foundations which encourage philanthropy and other independent funding and which strengthen voluntary and community sectors where they operate. A quality accredited, independent registered charity, FS is the only community foundation in Scotland. With a national role, we enable independent funding to improve the lives of individuals and communities.

Reporting to the Chief Finance and Operations Officer [CFOO], the role will

  • Ensure that Sales Ledger, Purchase Ledger, and Banking transactions are timeously and accurately processed.
  • Carry out weekly payment runs for Grantees, Suppliers and Staff Expenses.
  • Carry out reconciliations on bank accounts and review Sales and Purchase Ledger balances for accuracy.
  • Undertake data imports from SalesForce into SunSystems and carry out related reconciliations.
  • Support the CFOO in the production of timeous and accurate financial and statistical information for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Adopt a continuous improvement approach and support the CFOO to streamline and automate processes.
  • Adhere to the team Service Levels Agreement with stakeholders.

Working with

  • Colleagues
  • Suppliers
  • Customers
  • Grant Applicants [assisting with payment queries]
  • Donors [assisting with donation queries]
  • Banks
  • External Audit
This vacancy has now closed

Community Fund Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £32,071
  • Edinburgh but with regular travel around Eastern Central Scotland
  • Closing 13th September 2019

We have an exciting opportunity for a well organised and motivated individual to join our Communities team, co-ordinating a portfolio of community benefit funds in central Scotland. Key responsibilities include supporting volunteer Advisory Panels, co-ordinating grant-making and other community fund activity, and engaging communities in maximising fund opportunities and impact.

Foundation Scotland enables and empowers communities to devise and implement their own strategies for local funds coming from a range of sources, notably onshore wind farms. We provide fund governance, grant administration and related services for a range of commercial and community-sector clients, combined with a commitment to community-led approaches to fund strategy and distribution.

If you have excellent communication skills, practical experience in grant-making, community facilitation and capacity building then we’re keen to hear from you.

The post will primarily cover parts of Central Scotland including parts of Fife, Perth & Kinross and the Scottish Borders (East). However, there is a requirement for flexibility to occasionally travel more widely in Scotland, including occasional overnight stays. The post is ideally based in our Edinburgh office, but location in Glasgow may be possible.

Foundation Scotland offers a range of staff benefits including Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, 2 days volunteering per year (pro-rata), flexible working options and a progressive pay system.