Finance Assistant

Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity

Job Location

Type of Job

Application Deadline

Shawfair, Danderhall, Dalkeith EH22, UK

P/T 15 hours per week

Pay rate for all jobs

£18,398 - £22,727 pro rata

Published Date

19 July 2021, 12:00:00

Job Title

Finance Assistant

About the job

The Finance Assistant will work as part of the central head office team, located at Shawfair, Danderhall,

completing a wide range of financial administrative tasks to ensure the efficient running of the accounts

function.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced administrator, ideally with a financial background but this is

not essential.

The role is ideally suited to an experienced individual who is a seeking a flexible, part-time role in a

dynamic, friendly organisation where they will have an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives

of babies, children and young people in hospital.

Requirements

We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced administrator, ideally with a financial background but this is not essential.

You will be a motivated team player with a keen attention to detail and excellent organisational skills.  Communication and relationship building skills will be required in order to efficiently and effectively follow up queries or outstanding information both internally with staff members and externally with our suppliers.

The role is ideally suited to an experienced individual who is seeking a flexible, part-time role in a dynamic, friendly organisation where they will have an opportunity to make a real different to the lives of babies, children and young people in hospital.


Experience, Skills, Personal Qualities 

Essential Criteria: 

  • Proven experience in a similar role/administrative role

  • Evidence of ability to develop relationships at all levels

  • Able to manage multiple priorities / strong time management skills

  • Highly organised and able to work without direct supervision

  • Evidence of excellent attention to detail

  • Flexible approach and able to manage change and adapt in response to the growing business

  • Passionate about the strategic aim and purpose of ECHC

  • Experience of using MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Sharepoint (or similar)

  • Ability to display ECHC’s organisational values; be supportive, dedicated, encouraging, friendly, imaginative and fun! 

Desirable criteria:

  • Demonstrable experience of assisting in the preparation of financial reports/inputting of financial data

  • Experience of using financial management systems (eg Quickbooks) effectively

  • An understanding of financial policies and procedures

About the Company

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC) believes that nothing should get in the way of being a child. We exist to transform the lives of children and young people in hospital so they can be a child first and a patient second. As a result of what we do, we know that: 

  • Children and young people’s lives are less interrupted by illness

  • Children and young people are less scared of hospital and have a positive experience

  • Children and young people’s families are better supported and comforted

  • Children and young people have an improved experience of healthcare in their own community 

We provide vital services through our Children’s Wellbeing Service who deliver a range of activities and supports to help children and young people to have a positive experience in hospital. In addition, through our funding of play and family support we provide distractions to enhance hospital visits including play areas, tablets at every bedside, landscaped outdoor areas and overnight accommodation for parents. We also run a Grants Programme which distributes grants to enhance the healthcare experiences of children and young people to RHCYP and other children and young people’s community healthcare settings.

Other Info and How to Apply

A closing date will be set once the requisite number of applications have been received.  We would therefore encourage early application.

For further information, please click the Apply button above, download the Job Description/Person Specification, complete the application form and return it to leigh.drake@echcharity.org

A closing date will be set once the requisite number of applications have been received.  We would therefore encourage early application.

Start Date: The role is available now but there is flexibility on the start date