Humanist Society Scotland
Humanist Society Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC026570

Humanist Society Scotland (HSS) is the Scottish charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. HSS is part of a UK, European and wider international movement of people and organisations. In Scotland, HSS members have a clear vision of a secular Scotland, and the activities that HSS can pursue to achieve that end. We are a registered charity in Scotland, and governed by a board of Trustees elected by members. The day-to-day work of the Society is undertaken by a team of staff and volunteers overseen by the Senior Management Team.

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Communications Manager

  • Part time
  • £28,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th July 2019

Humanist Society Scotland is looking for someone with a proven talent for engaging and effective communications. The successful candidate will lead the wide-reaching communications of Scotland’s national charity for people seeking an ethical, rational and secular future.

This is an exciting role that focuses on the Society’s aim to grow awareness of Humanism in Scotland to new audiences, as well as focussing on our key campaigns.

The Communications Manager role will lead on:

  • Planning, delivering and evaluating our public affairs strategy to deliver change in priority campaign areas;
  • Managing our media and digital communications strategy to ensure a high profile for both Humanism and Humanist Society Scotland

We are looking for a strategic thinker who can utilise digital technology to connect with supporters to get our message across in the media and to Government. You will be passionate about progressive change and share our vision for an ethical, rational, secular Scotland.

The successful candidate will have experience of working on recent influencing campaigns. They will have excellent writing skills and an understanding of the role media relations plays in raising awareness of a cause. They will have an aptitude for data led campaigning and understand how to utilise a CRM system such as CiviCRM (as used by Humanist Society Scotland). A strong understanding of social media, bulk emailing and web platforms would be an advantage.

They will be an excellent communicator who is competent across a range of disciplines, including public awareness campaigning, political lobbying and media. They will thrive in the creative environment of tight budgets and tight deadlines and enjoy the challenge of crafting messages that reach the widest possible audience.

A Job Description is available for download below.

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Finance Officer

  • Part time
  • £25,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th October 2019

Humanist Society Scotland is looking for an experienced Finance Officer to join their small team based in central Edinburgh. Reporting to the Head of Operations & Finance, the ideal candidate will be a self starter, confident in making sure day-to-day transactions are recorded in a timely, efficient and accurate manner.

Humanist Society Scotland is the Scottish charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. Humanist Society Scotland is part of a UK, European and wider international movement of people and organisations. Its members have a clear vision of a secular Scotland, and the activities that the society can pursue to achieve that end. We are a registered charity in Scotland, and governed by a board of Trustees elected by members. The day-to-day work of the Society is undertaken by a team of staff and volunteers overseen by the Senior Management Team. More atwww.humanism.scot

● Carry out key duties to ensure the charity's financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems are accurate and up to date

● Produce accurate financial reports to specific deadlines, including the production of monthly I&E reports for the Senior Management Team and regular management accounts to the Board of Trustees.

● Monitoring cash flow, highlighting areas of concern with the SMT

● Assist with the preparation of annual budgets, providing sound advice to all cost centre departments across the charity

● Assist with the production of annual financial statements

● Assist in the development of accounting policies and procedures to ensure they are up to date and the financial control environment is appropriate

● Process gift aid claims, ensuring gift aid claims are compliant and seek to maximise the value of charitable donations to the Society

● Process VAT returns, ensuring VAT administration is compliant and partial exemption calculations are completed and reconciled

● Provide advice and guidance on HSS finance matters to all stakeholders including staff ,SMT, suppliers, celebrants and volunteers

● Oversee and assist with accounting entries to Xero, reconciling to source documentation and ensuring the ongoing systems of the finance team comply with best practice

● Maintain the purchase and sales ledgers, processing regular payment runs and carrying out credit control activities

● Ensure the Society complies with its payroll obligations including compliance with HMRC reporting, auto-enrollment and similar duties. Approve monthly payroll, processed by SCVO.

● Take on ad-hoc projects as required by the Chief Executive.

Esssential

Proven experience of working in a finance role

Excellent knowledge of Xero and Microsoft Office

Solid knowledge of finance and accounting procedures

Confident at communicating to a wide range of people

Able to provide accurate and timely information to a high standard

Excellent time management skills and the ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously, meeting all deadlines

Able to provide accurate and timely information to a high standard

Excellent time management skills and the ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously, meeting all deadlines

Desirable

Financial qualification or part qualified

Experience of working in the charity/voluntary sector

Empathy with humanist values and Humanist Society Scotland’s charitable objectives.

Good working knowledge of SORP, charity law and VAT

Experience of CiviCRM or other similar CRM systems

Understanding of PAYE and employee benefits

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