Dumfries & Galloway Mental Health Association (DGMHA) is committed to providing first class support services for individuals with mental health issues. We aim to deliver an exceptional level of service which is person centred to meet the diverse range of needs of our service users.
Reporting to the CEO, this new role of Finance Manager is responsible for the financial management and formal financial reporting for DGMHA, ensuring ongoing viability and a secure financial future in line with the organisation’s charitable status, mission and values.
Applicants will ideally have held a similar financial role, albeit not necessarily in the Care Sector. You must be able to evidence practical experience across all areas of financial management including payroll, management/cost accounting, budget preparation, Statutory and local reporting, audit procedures and finance policy & procedural design and implementation.
You will preferably be professionally qualified in a financial discipline but will as a minimum, have several years’ financial management experience with a comparable level of responsibility. Operational experience of working with XERO would be a distinct advantage.
Purpose of the job
The Finance Manager is responsible for the financial management and formal reporting for DGMHA, ensuring ongoing viability and a secure financial future in line with the organisation’s charitable status, mission and values.
This role is part of the Senior Management team and will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and work closely alongside the Head of Care and Support and the HR Manager to ensure the introduction of the transformational change required to future proof the organisation, maintain and improve our place in the social care market place of Dumfries and Galloway and meet our organisational action plans.
Staff Management: This will include but is not limited to:
Contribute to a clear focus on driving improvements in quality, impact and performance
Commit to the Mission, Vision and Values, and be an ambassador for DGMHA in all activities
Experience: Will ideally have held a similar financial management role although not necessarily in the Care Sector and will be able to demonstrate leadership and financial management experience within a business environment. Must have practical experience across all areas of financial management including payroll, management/cost accounting, budget preparation, Statutory and local reporting, audit procedures and finance policy & procedural design and implementation.
Education, Qualifications and Training: Will preferably be professionally qualified in a financial discipline but will as a minimum, have a considerable level of practical experience within a comparable financial role. A thorough working knowledge of MS Office Applications is essential and experience of working with XERO would be a distinct advantage
Value base: A belief in inclusion, fairness and equality evidenced through work practice or personal experience. A desire to ensure people are at the heart of decision making and an ability to balance this with the needs of the Association. Commitment to the principles and practices of continuous improvement
Skills, Abilities and Knowledge: Excellent organisational skills and an ability to effectively problem solve within a financial environment. Must be self-motivated, able to work on own initiative, prioritise workload, multi-task, meet deadlines and be able to work under pressure. Will have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to communicate effectively with all stakeholders. Incumbent should lead by example in terms of behaviour and conduct in relation to everything they do within their role.
Note: This role description is not exhaustive and is a reflection of current requirements. The employee is expected to view it as a guide rather than an exact description of duties and responsibilities. It may be subject to variation from time to time in accordance with the evolving organisational requirements.
About Our Service
Capability Scotland is a well-established and respected provider of community based facilitation services throughout Dumfries and Galloway which support people to engage in employment, education, volunteering and activities of their choice in their communities. This is an exciting time for us as we have the opportunity to deliver a number of other well-established services throughout the Region including
• Self-Directed Support Brokerage
• Community based support for people who have an ABI
• Children & Family Outreach Service
About the role
We are looking to recruit a Team Leader who will support our Service Manager in managing our teams and lead the way with this new opportunity. You will ensure that our people continue to receive the exceptional, person-centred support we provide. The role will require you to have vision and confidence to nurture service growth.
We are looking for someone who is keen to implement innovation while maintaining a positive environment and service. This role is ideal for someone who wants to put their values a vision into practice. If you think you fit the bill - we want to hear from you.
What we're looking for
• You will be able to demonstrate passion for our work and a commitment to our values
• You will have exceptional leadership skills
• You will be committed to providing accessible services and understand the complexities this presents across Dumfries & Galloway
• You will have experience in assessing and developing outcome focused personal care plans
• You will have a good understanding of risk enablement and assessing risk
• You will be creative and solution-focused in your thinking
• You will have an understanding of Self Directed Support
• You will have experience in liaising with families, carers, health and social care professionals
• Ideally, you will have supervisory experience in social care or similar setting
• Full Driving Licence* (we will consider alternative arrangements that achieve the same outcomes for candidates who have a disability that prevents them from having a driving licence)
Why Work for Capability Scotland
• Rewarding Career Choice
• Competitive Salary
• Opportunity to Work Flexibly
• 32 days annual leave increasing with service
• Enhanced Pension Scheme and Family Leave
• Death in service benefits
• Free 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
• Professional Development and support for SVQ
• Access to credit union
With regard to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we are continuing to deliver our services where at all possible bearing in mind social/physical distancing. Our recruitment will also be completed remotely to ensure we adhere to any government guidance.
All applicants will need to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK before we can confirm unconditional offers of employment.
We Are With You (formerly Addaction) is one of the leading national charities providing evidence-based support for substance misuse, mental health and family services across the UK.
We currently have exciting new specialist posts for Community Navigators to work in our Dumfries and Galloway, Drug and Alcohol Service. The Community Navigators will work as part of a newly formed multi-disciplinary and partnership team and its main focus will be working with people who use drugs and alcohol, who have complex vulnerabilities and are at high risk of drug or alcohol related death or non fatal overdose.
The key responsibilities of this role are:
• To provide an assertive outreach and intensive support service to engage with vulnerable adults affected by alcohol or drug use, who may have complex vulnerabilities and be at high risk of dropping out of service or who have never engaged with services
• To assertively engage with individuals who are engaged in risk taking behaviours and are at a higher risk of a drug or alcohol related death or non fatal overdose.
• To act as a direct support and connection between individuals in prison and services in the community and actively support them to engage with community services.
• To provide a period of intensive wrap around support and harm reduction to enable the individual to engage with mainstream treatment and recovery services
• Community Navigators will continue to actively work with individuals following release to ensure that they are supported to link in with community support and services.
The successful candidates will need to be calm, confident and well organised with a successful track record of working with substance misuse service users and managing complex cases in a health, social care, prison or criminal justice setting.
We are keen to hear from people who have a lived history of drug and alcohol use and/or the prison environment.
He/she will also have strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively as a team player in a collaborative and supportive manner. He/she will be someone who thrives under pressure, with good time management and prioritisation skills.
Extensive knowledge of community support services, relevant to this work across Dumfries and Galloway, would be a distinct advantage.
Candidates must have a Level 3 SVQ in Social Services and Health Care, Community Development or an equivalent level qualification and be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
As this work will involve travel across Dumfries & Galloway the successful candidates must have a full, clean UK driving licence and have use of their own car.
This post is considered to be regulated work with protected adults and children as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) (PVG) Act 2007. Accordingly you will be required to become a member of the PVG scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update if already a member. In addition, you will be required to undergo a prison clearance check.
Successful completion of both of these checks will have to be in place prior to any formal offer of employment being made. We will also seek references from your current employer as part of the selection process.
A comprehensive job description and role profile is provided below
At We Are With You we offer excellent benefits and the opportunity to develop your skills within a supportive, compassionate, professional and friendly team.
Benefits of working with We Are With You
● 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)
● Enhanced employer pension contribution
● Death in service benefit scheme
● Flexible working patterns to help with work life balance
● Training and development opportunities
● 24/7 access to employee assistance programme
● Cycle to work scheme
Information about us and our recruitment processes
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We are an equal opportunities employer and have committed to promoting equality and diversity in all areas of our work. Although we welcome applications from all sections of the community we are only able to employ those who have the legal right to work in the UK.