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Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ

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Accounts Assistant Volunteer

Pain Concern is a charity providing information and support to people with pain and
those who care for them, whether family, friends or healthcare professionals. Visit our
website to find out more about what we do, including our Airing Pain radio
programme, Pain Matters magazine, information helpline, community pain education
sessions and our research and campaigning work.
All pain is unpleasant, but for the 7.8 million people in the UK living with long-term
pain it is a part of everyday life. It diminishes quality of life more than any other
condition, leading often to loss of work, depression and disability. Anyone at any age
can develop persistent pain and you will very probably know somebody affected.
Although there is usually no cure, people who receive the appropriate treatment,
information and support can manage their condition effectively with life-changing

Purpose of Volunteer Role
Pain Concern is looking for a highly motivated, hard-working candidate seeking entry
into financial accounting. For the right candidate, this is a chance to boost your CV
whilst doing something worthwhile. Previous post-holders have gone on to gain
employment in the finance industry. As a member of Pain Concern’s finance team, you
will assist our management team. By joining us you will join a fast-growing and
respected service. The location is Pain Concern’s office in Edinburgh.
The successful candidate will probably be educated in accounts to HNC or up to degree
level. Previous experience or training is not necessary. We are looking for a willingness
to learn, commitment to accuracy and attention to detail. Knowledge of Sage while
useful, is not essential.
It is a part-time unpaid position of between 4 to 6 hours per week with a minimum
commitment of 6 months.

Tasks include:

  1. Maintaining financial records.

  2. Processing customer and supplier transactions.

  3. Processing bank transactions

  4. Allocating income and expenditure against funds and projects

  5. Month-end procedures:
    ▪ Bank reconciliation
    ▪ Project reports
    ▪ Aged creditor and debtor reports
    ▪ Trial balance

  6. Administrative tasks associated with financial records.

  7. Attending team meetings.

Benefits to you: 
• Experience volunteering as part of a friendly team
• Meet new people 
• Build on your employability skills 
• Training and a dedicated volunteer line manager looking after you  
• A job reference after 3 months of volunteering.
• Satisfaction of giving a valuable service to the community
• On-site car parking
• Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with our
Volunteer Policy

To apply or for more information contact
*Volunteers are subject to Pain Concern’s Volunteer Policies


Minimum age: 18

Volunteers (aged 18-25) taking part in this opportunity are eligible to claim Saltire Awards hours for their activity.
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