Director of Finance and Resources

City of Edinburgh (GB)
£63,294 + company car/car allowance
06 Aug 2019
25 Aug 2019
JD - O1303
Lisa Crichton
Job role
Finance director
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Director of Finance & Resources – CrossReach 
£63,294 + company car/car allowance 

As one of the largest voluntary sector providers of Social Care in Scotland, the history of CrossReach stretches back 150 years to the formation of the Church of Scotland Committee on Christian Life and Work in 1869. Throughout this time CrossReach and its predecessor bodies have worked in communities all over Scotland believing that for many people in our society life is difficult but with the right support, at the right time, every person can flourish and every life can be fulfilling.  
We are now offering an exciting opportunity to be part of that legacy and join our team as Director of Finance. At a time when CrossReach is taking an opportunity to become a more autonomous organisation we are looking for an individual who has operated at a Senior Leadership level and has a proven track record of supporting other organisations to achieve financial success.  The Finance Director will report directly to the CEO and have a close working relationship with senior colleagues on the Corporate Management Team, providing sound financial advice on CrossReach’s overall strategy.  The FD will be responsible for facilitating the whole Finance and Resources department to bring forward creative solutions to financial challenges, as well as taking overall responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all finance and IT related activities including the development of financial and technological strategies to improve organisational performance.

The successful candidate will be a fully qualified Chartered Accountant, with vast experience at a Senior Strategic level.  They will be able to communicate the finances and finance strategy to non-financial people, in a clear and concise manner and will have extensive experience of building strong working partnerships within the financial sector.
A knowledge of the Third Sector and/or Social Care would be desirable but is not essential.  You must also have worked with and developed a finance team, providing leadership and mentoring colleagues to achieve their full potential. 

In addition, you are required to have a Christian faith and be able to work within and uphold our Christian ethos. This post is subject to PVG Scheme Membership.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Debbie Shields at our recruitment partners, Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555.

For more information, including how to apply, please visit 

Closing date: Sunday 25th August 2019
Interviews: week commencing 23rd September 2019 (exact date TBC) 

CrossReach is the Social Care arm of the Church of Scotland - a charity registered in Scotland SC011353.