Livingston James partners with Children 1st to appoint a new Director of Finance & Corporate Services

*Please note this opportunity is now closed to further applications. Should you be interested in similar roles and wish to have an exploratory discussion, please contact Douglas Adam at [email protected]*


Director of Finance & Corporate Services

£60,228 – £69,284 + benefits 



Children 1st is Scotland’s National Children’s Charity and since 1884 children’s safety and wellbeing have been at the heart of everything we do.  We are a dynamic charity focused on leading transformational change for children so that they stay safe, happy and well in their own families and communities. That means we work tirelessly in campaigning, influencing and direct support to help families overcome all the challenges they face.


To support our vision that children in Scotland will be safer, will grow up in strong, resilient families and will have access to early help and support when they need it, we are looking to recruit into the business critical role of Director of Finance & Corporate Services. Reporting to the Chief Executive you will provide strategic and operational leadership to the Finance, ICT. HR and Property functions ensuring Children 1st has sound financial management and planning and operates sustainably and efficiently meeting key organisational objectives.


You will be joining an executive team driven to do even better for the children we support and with a clear and ambitious plan to deliver and as a member of the Executive Leadership team you will directly contribute at a strategic level to the capacity building, organisational development, resilience, sustainability and impact of the organisation.


You will be a fully qualified accountant with a proven track record of robust financial management, ideally gained within the voluntary sector, and significant  experience of operating at a senior level ensuring compliance with statutory requirements, sound corporate governance and providing financial information and analysis to allow informed decision making. An accomplished communicator with highly developed people management skills, you will also be able to demonstrate a proven ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.


With a strong commitment to Children 1st‘s vision, mission and values the successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate:


  • Relevant record of leading, motivating, managing, supporting and developing high performing multidisciplinary teams
  • Evidence of successful strategic and operational resource management and financial planning in an appropriately complex setting
  • Experience of leading and supporting teams through change
  • Previous experience of continuous improvement, developing robust financial controls, systems and procedures and embedding best practice as appropriate


If you share our passion and vision for a happy, healthy, safe and secure childhood for every child and young person in Scotland we would be delighted to receive an application from you.


NB: As an organisation Children 1st embraces agile working and the successful candidate could be based in either Edinburgh or Glasgow


Children 1st is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.


All third party introductions will be forwarded to Livingston James.


Please contact Ali Shaw ([email protected]) to learn more about this exciting opportunity.

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