Livingston, West Lothian
£32,000 - £35,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Larder was founded in 2010 to combat rising youth unemployment in West Lothian and help tackle a national decline in cooking ability. In the years since, they have used an incredible passion for food and cooking to change lives, build empowered and resilient communities and help end food poverty.

Driven to end social disadvantage, The Larder is a charity and social enterprise that changes lives through their training and employability services and provide increased opportunities for the most disadvantaged in the community to learn in a supportive environment. They support young people experiencing barriers into work within the hospitality sector, help as many people as possible across West Lothian cook good and affordable food, and provide delicious food for their community cafes.

The Larder provides opportunities that are essential in alleviating poverty through the dignity of work and access to good food. As well as training and employability, The Larder use their kitchens and trainee chefs to provide 2,500 nutritious meals every week to those in isolation and who need it most across communities in West Lothian.

An ambitious social enterprise, The Larder continues to grow and requires a new Finance Manager who will support this growth. This is a new role that will play an important part in The Larder’s future journey, including supporting the development of a 5-year business plan that will feature a move to a new multi-million-pound facility and growing their presence across Scotland.

The Finance Manager will be responsible for all aspects of financial activity and management from everyday activity such as payroll, pensions, tax and inputting invoices to monthly and annual activities including budgets, forecasts, financial modelling and preparing accounts.

The opportunity exists for the Finance Manager work with the CEO and influence at a more strategic level by supporting the creation of a 5-year business plan, providing financial advice and support on their new premises capital project alongside ensuring the correct financial compliance and governance frameworks are in place and followed.

To apply for the role of Finance Manager at The Larder, you must have experience working in third sector financial management and show knowledge of OSCR and preparing charity accounts. Experience managing accounts with different income sources such as restricted and unrestricted funds are required. You will be experienced with payroll – wages, pension contributions and taxes, and be confident managing incoming PO’s, invoices and remittance by uploading to the Quickbooks platform (experience with other accounting software is acceptable). You will be confident with strong written and verbal communications skills. You must demonstrate experience with budgeting, forecasts, financial modelling and implementing compliance and governance. This role requires a strong and experienced finance manager who is personable, confident and engaging as teamwork and support to other departments internally is a key area of this role.

Before applying, contemplate whether you truly empathise with the aims, values and vision of The Larder and have a personal drive to help end social disadvantage.

How to apply

Please contact BTA to request an information pack, full job description and person specification.

You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.

Closing Date:

Midday, Thursday 25th February 2021

Interview Date: 

Friday 5th March 2021

This search is being conducted exclusively for The Larder by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.

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Posted on: 04 February 2021
Closed date: 25 February 2021
Tags: Finance, Management