Role description


Finance Assistant

Maternity cover for 7 months

Hospice Band 4 £25,591 per annum + Pension + Benefits

Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

The role is a part-time Finance Assistant covering purchase ledger, sales ledger, cashier duties, recording income and bank reconciliation duties. You’ll be a team player able to work with colleagues to post all the financial transactions into Sage. This position reports into the Finance Manager.

A knowledge of bank reconciliation where there are a significant variety of income sources is essential as the Hospice raises donations from many different sources including retail shops; Just Giving; Shopify; Paypal; direct debits etc. A working knowledge of Sage 200 and well developed excel would be helpful in order to quickly get to grips with the role.

This is a varied role within a friendly team, offering a competitive salary, generous annual leave allowance and contributory pension scheme. If you have the experience required and you have a keen understanding of sales, purchase ledger, cashier, recording income and bank reconciliation, this could be a great opportunity to further develop your career.

The role will include both office based and home working.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Tessa Sarpong, Head of Finance, or Jackie Taylor, Director of Finance & People, on 0131 551 1381.

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How to apply:

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To apply please complete the Hospice Application Form below and return by email to

EMPLOYER: St Columba's Hospice Care is an independent Scottish Charity, SC003634, regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).

STARTING SALARY: The starting salary for all appointments (irrespective of experience or current salary) is 'Step 1' of the St Columba's Hospice salary scale

PAY PROGRESSION: Salary will be reviewed following 12 months completed service in the role at St Columba's and, subject to satisfactory performance in the role and at the discretion of the Hospice, salary may rise to 'Step 2' of the St Columba's Hospice salary scale.

HOSPICE SERVICE RELATED BENEFITS: Continuous employment at St Columba's counts towards the calculation of entitlement for all St Columba's service related benefits including annual leave allowance, occupational sick pay, maternity/paternity leave & pay etc.  

St Columba's Hospice offers competitive rates of pay, generous pension contributions, annual leave allowance and occupational sick pay entitlements that increase with length of service at St Columba's Hospice, and a supportive and rewarding place to work, with our own on-site education and research team - we're an Investor in People organisation! For a full summary of terms and conditions of employment please refer to the vacancy pack for the role you are interested in.

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