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Running an organisation like ours takes the spirit and energy of people who can truly contribute to society and have the time and capacity to commit to our aims.  Is that you?  We hope so.  Volunteer with us here…

Take Our Volunteer Test

We have put together a few questions to help you understand if you are right for our kind of organisation.  These have been compiled from years of experience in recruiting volunteer help for Bright Sparks.  The outcome is a guide only and we do still encourage you to talk with us, visit our playgroup location, and get a true sense of what you could do to assist us.

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Volunteer Inquiry

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BRING YOUR SKILLS TO HELP OUR KIDS

Our Current Opportunities

Featured Opportunities

Financial Assistant

Bright Sparks play Groups is a registered charity that supports children and families in Midlothian with disabilities and additional needs. We are currently looking for a financial assistant to join our team.

The successful candidate will be required to be highly organised with excellent attention to detail with previous experience within a financial or accounting role.  Knowledge of accounting packages is essential.  Knowledge of preparing accounts is preferable but not essential.  Understanding of PAYE is essential.

Hours: 15 hours per week, Pay: £12 per hour

If you have the ability to work as part of a team, with excellent communication skill, and financial experience, please provide a CV and supporting statement outlining how your skills and experience will meet the demands of the role to admin@brightsparkspg.org.

Closing date for this role will be 28th March 2022 with interviews from April 4th

Full job description is opposite.

At Bright Sparks Play Groups, our children and their families are at the heart at everything we do. As a Financial Assistant, you will be instrumental in making sure that the Charity runs smoothly so that we are able to continue to help these children and their families throughout Midlothian.

This role will require the position holder to work effectively as part of the Bright Sparks team and in some parts, on their own. The position holder will have responsibility in delivering all the financial aspects of the Charity.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Recording all monies (both restricted and unrestricted)
  • Paying and preparing invoices
  • Processing payments
  • Preparing monthly figures to present to the board (quarterly)
  • Preparing annual accounts
  • Banking all cash
  • Reconciling charity’s bank account
  • Dealing with all financial related queries
  • Responsible for processing monthly payroll
  • Ensure all financial transactions are properly conducted, authorised, recorded and follow correct procedures.
  • Responsible for all stripe transactions being processed and reconciled

Agree to complete all relevant training that management feel relevant to position.

 Relationships

Direct Reports

N/A

Reports to

Board/Operations Manager

External

Bright Sparks accountants 

Internal

Board Members. Management Team

 

Experience 

At least 3 years in a financial or accounting role.  

 

Competencies

 

Numeracy skills and ability to understand, analyse and present financial data to relevant staff & volunteers

Excellent organisation skills and attention to detail

Problem solving skills and be able to use your own initiative to identify improvements to systems and procedures

Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel and accounting packages

 Behavioural

Highly committed, and self-motivated with a professional outlook

Flexible working

Ability to work independently or as part of a team

Openness to diversity and equality

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Help with the running of our organisation

GROUP SUPPORT

Help with the running of our groups

NEWSLETTERS AND PRESS

Help with the PR for our organisation.