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Head of Finance

Head of Finance
Salary from c.£70k depending on qualifications and experience
Harmeny School Campus, Balerno, Edinburgh 

Harmeny Education Trust is a sector-leading children’s charity providing therapeutic care and education for children with complex additional support needs. We work with children and young people up to age 18, both on a day and all-year-round residential basis.

Harmeny is situated in a beautiful 35-acre woodland estate, which includes residential and education accommodation, community garden, orchard, wildlife habitats, children’s play areas and a mountain bike track. Harmeny is located in Balerno on the outskirts of Edinburgh, at the foot of the Pentland Hills; we are easily accessible by bus and there is ample parking.

The Head of Finance is part of the senior management team (SMT), and will also undertake a company secretarial role and provide support to our Board activity. The post-holder will have responsibility for the management and strategic development of our Finance, IT and Admin teams, ensuring that we meet our legislative and regulatory obligations in those areas, as well as best practice.

The Head of Finance will also develop financial and corporate strategy and will play a key role in managing and leading the core service, as well as supporting the growth of the organisation, working closely with the Education, Care, and Support Services teams to plan sustainable income generation.

Applicants must hold a professional qualification in financial management (or have equivalent experience), have a proven track record in financial, operational and strategic management at a senior level, in-depth understanding of charity finance, and the ability to oversee and develop their teams in line with our strategic direction. This is an exciting opportunity for a transformational leader to join our talented SMT and make a real difference in the lives of our remarkable children.

Harmeny is a values-led organisation and a good fit with our ethos is as important to us as having relevant experience.

An excellent benefits package is offered including the following:

  • A competitive salary, which will be benchmarked against national pay data each year
  • 35 days’ holiday per year, inclusive of public holidays
  • Pension scheme in excess of the statutory minimum
  • Enhanced sick pay of up to 13 weeks (after probation)
  • Policies and practices that promote health and wellbeing, including massage therapy, free gym membership and access to a wellbeing space.

We are highly committed to the professional development of all our staff and the post holder will have access to comprehensive training and development opportunities as well as other employee benefits.

Further information is available at

For a confidential discussion about the post please contact Debbie Shields or Lauryn Pringle on 0141 212 7555.

To apply please submit your CV and cover letter (as one combined document) below.

Interview Date:  Friday 8th September 2023