Finance Manager

Are you searching for a position with purpose? A role to make a real difference? Where your time can be transformational? Join an award-winning charity and passionate team dedicated to ensuring the country’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people are defined by their talent and never their circumstances. Our in-school mentoring has profound impacts on mentees in their confidence, wellbeing, achievement and post-school progression. MCR Mentors make and experience a life changing difference.

MCR Pathways is a national, award-winning mentoring programme dedicated to addressing the long-standing inequality in education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances for young people in care and those experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage.

In 2021 MCR were winners of a prestigious UK Centre for Social Justice Award CSJ award. The CSJ produced this film about MCR young person Emily and her mentor Elaine.


This is an exciting time to join MCR Pathways and you will have a real opportunity to develop and implement the financial systems to help support our expansion. You will manage and support cashflow and fundraising from a range of revenue streams, whilst reviewing and supporting the needs of the team. You will also be responsible for financial reporting and forecasting to help the organisation plan for all requirements.

About you: You’ll be able to evidence significant recent and relevant experience for this role, ideally for a comparable organisation. You may be looking for a new challenge that allows you to make a meaningful impact within and beyond the organisation. You will be able to demonstrate good communication and management skills, accustomed to reporting to senior management / board level and providing clear advice on financial management.

Please complete the application form (CVs will not be accepted) and explain (referring to the job description, person specification and providing examples from your current or previous roles) in under 500 words why you would be excellent in this role.

Please notice that due to the high volume of applicants, we will only respond to candidates who are selected for interview.

MCR Pathways subscribes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) regarding disclosure & barring.

MCR Pathways is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role is subject to a PVG check. Applications to process PVGs will only be submitted once the successful candidate has accepted the offer of a position. For further information, visit: https://www.mygov.scot/pvg-scheme/

MCR Pathways is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

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