Finance Officer (part-time)

The Scotland Malawi Partnership is recruiting for a Finance Officer to assist its work inspiring the people and organisations of Scotland to be involved with Malawi in an informed, coordinated and effective way for the benefit of both nations. 

The post-holder should have demonstrable prior experience in bookkeeping, statutory reporting, financial management and oversight, have experience supporting organisational administration, and be agile and responsive in their work.  


About the role

Salary: £26,065 (£15,639 pro rata, spread over 3-4 days - 22.5 hours total)

Location: Edinburgh City Chambers (253 High Street, EH1 1YJ)

This is a fixed-term position in the first instance, running to March 2023. 


Roles and responsibilities

The post-holder will assist the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive in the management and maintenance of office, administrative and financial systems within the Scotland Malawi Partnership, in order to sustain the ongoing smooth and cost-effective running of the organisation.  

Core Areas of Responsibility

  • Manage all accounting/bookkeeping/financial and management reporting;
  • Manage all receipts and payments of funds;
  • Prepare annual accounts and annual returns (OSCR, Companies House, HMRC);
  • Manage independent examiner (external auditor) contract;
  • Assist with oversight of Malawi Scotland Partnership accounting and reporting;
  • Lead with financial reporting for funders;
  • Manage budgeting process;
  • Service SMP’s Audit & Finance Committee;
  • Provide updates and information for the Board of Directors as required;
  • Maintain membership and contacts database; 
  • Manage membership fees collection:
  • Manage office supplies;
  • Manage health and safety systems
  • General office administration;
  • Other duties as required for the smooth running of the Partnership.

Full details of role responsibilities and how to apply can be found in the Application Pack.


How to apply

Applicants should submit a CV, Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form, to Stuart Brown: stuartb(at)  

Documents are available to download below.

Closing date for applications is 09.00 am on Wednesday 26 February 2020.  Interviews will take place in Edinburgh on the 3rd March 2020.


Finance Officer Application Pack - download here

Finance Officer Application Form - download here

Finance Officer Equal Opportunities Form - download here