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Welcome from the Life Changes Trust

The Life Changes Trust was created in April 2013 with a £50 million endowment from the National Lottery Community Fund (formerly the Big Lottery Fund).

Using that endowment over a ten-year period, our vision is for transformational and sustainable improvements in the quality of life, well-being, empowerment and inclusion of care experienced young people, people with a diagnosis of dementia and those who care for them, unpaid.

We want to see a Scotland where there is a cultural shift in how these groups are supported and empowered, where their rights are upheld and they do not experience unfair treatment.

We are committed to working with and listening to care experienced young people, people living with dementia and unpaid carers, to make sure that what we fund has the most powerful impact, where aspiration can become reality.

Everything we do at the Life Changes Trust is underpinned by our commitment to improving the lives of care experienced young people, and people affected by dementia. At the heart of our work will always be their needs, views and well-being.

Over the last five years, as we have been funding, we have also been carrying out a programme of evaluation, not just for the projects that we fund, but also for the Life Changes Trust itself. 

Going forward, we will be looking to use all of this evaluation and the evidence we have been gathering to lay robust foundations for influencing change hand in hand with people affected by dementia and care experienced young people. 

If you think this is the kind of organisation you would like to work for, then read more about the role, and get in touch.

For more information about the Life Changes Trust, please see https://www.lifechangestrust.org.uk


This role forms part of the Strategic Leadership Team and requires a senior level candidate with a strong background in leadership.  The Director has overall responsibility for the finance function of the charity and would present to the Board and Finance Committee each quarter. There is a business plan in place until 2023 and the Director would work with the CEO and others to oversee the delivery of this.

In order to be considered for this role you will be a qualified accountant and have extensive experience in managing teams. While you are responsible for the day to day running of the finance and funding function, you will also be contributing at a strategic level to the overall running of the charity and a background of working at SLT level is a must for this role.

The Director of Finance and Funding is a part time role, working 28 hours per week (0.8 FTE).

A full job description and person specification can be found by clicking here.


For a confidential discussion about the position please contact Debbie Shields at our recruitment partners, Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555.

For any process queries please contact Sarah Maguire on 0141 212 7555.


Please provide the following:

To submit your application please click here.

Applicants will be shortlisted for interview by matching the details they provide against the Job Description and Person Specification. We would therefore ask applicants to provide clear evidence to show how your experience, skills and knowledge match those requirements.

Please note that you will receive an automatic acknowledgement of your application - if you do not receive this please contact Sarah Maguire on 0141 212 7555. We have provided below a note of the critical dates within this recruitment campaign which will help you plan your diary:


Closing date for applications:

Monday 10 June 2019 - 9am


Friday 5 July 2019