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Current Opportunities

Residential Buildings Warden

Full time residential position, open to current and former FF Staff and Senior Leaps

Findhorn Foundation Assets are inviting applicants to apply for a staff role within the Findhorn Foundation’s Assets team. This role will be park based, but specific project work could require the team member to attend the Cluny campus and Iona retreat house from time to time.

This role provides space for the personal development of a creative, hands on approach to repairing, upgrading and embellishing structures and furnishings. The applicant will be required to participate in the personal and collective spiritual work done by all Findhorn Foundation Staff Members.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure that buildings and environments owned and operated by the Findhorn Foundation are maintained for safe occupancy and use by people
  • Maintain and repair all Findhorn Foundation Buildings. This usually includes routine tasks, such as fixing broken or malfunctioning building fabric elements and outsourcing complex/specialist tasks to third-party contractors.
  • Responding to occupants’ reports of faulty operations.
  • Cosmetic improvements work, i.e. painting, touch up plastering and other similar tasks.
  • Records keeping – keep clear and organized records of occupant complaints, security issues, cosmetic projects and more. Report and liaise with the FF Assets Focaliser on a regular basis.

SKILLS

  • A strong building knowledge and skill set
  • Ability to undertake manual tasks safely, diligently and with care /li>
  • Ability to work and to troubleshoot problems individually and collaborate to deliver larger projects
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and non verbal

Included in the job requirements would be to be on a rota for out of hours call outs, that would be recompensed with time in lieu.

Please submit your interest with your CV and cover letter, to Alessandro Daboni at [email protected]

Closing date: 9am Monday 10th May

Finance Manager

Full time, 35h/week
Salary negotiable

The Findhorn Foundation is part of a 58 year old spiritual community based in the NE of Scotland where it runs courses based on the three foundational principles of Inner Listening, Co-creation with the intelligence of nature and Work as love in action. Despite its small size and remote location it has had a global impact, creating a space where tens of thousands of people have had their lives transformed and gone on to be influencers for good across the world.

At this time of planetary transformation, the Foundation is going through its own process of radical transformation in response to the challenges brought about by the COVID pandemic and, more recently, a catastrophic fire that destroyed two of the most cherished buildings on one of our Campuses. The Accounts function has commenced its own transformation as we have moved from Sage to Xero and our Finance Manager of 20 years has retired.

We are therefore looking for someone to join us on the next part of this adventure. This role is responsible for the development of Xero as a tool to enable financial transparency, understanding and accountability across the co-worker body, as well as creating an integrated system of checks, balances and reports for management and trustees. Liaison with auditors, banks, and other departmental heads is also central to this role.

It will not be possible for this role to be performed remotely, at least initially.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS ROLE

  • Either at least 5 years PQE with a formal qualification or at least 10 years of qualification by experience at senior management level in a finance function
  • Experience of supporting Board members/Trustees with financial information
  • Extensive experience with Xero and Excel
  • Experience at setting up systems of checks, balances and reporting
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good IT skills and an ability to assess IT solutions for integration with Xero as required
  • Understanding of charity accounts an advantage

SKILLS

  • Have experience with at least one target group: young people, adults with a learning disability, older people, children
  • Ability to inspire and lead a team
  • Ability to think creatively and communicate concepts clearly
  • A willingness to engage with the wider community on financial matters
  • A willingness to ‘roll up your sleeves’ when necessary

CV and cover letter of no more than two pages indicating how you fit the requirements to Sara, [email protected]

Closing date: 9am Monday 17th May