The Role

Award-winning animal charity, Pet Blood Bank UK, is recruiting for a permanent Finance Officer to join the busy team based in Dunfermline. The role holder reports to the Managing Director and has overall accountability for ensuring the day to day running of the finance function.


Pet Blood Bank UK is the only charity of its kind that provides a canine blood bank service, helping to save the lives of many loyal companions across the UK. Similar to the human blood service, donation sessions are held nationwide for large dog owners to bring along their pets to give blood. The blood is then taken to PBB’s state of the art processing centre in Loughborough where it is separated into red blood cells and plasma products, and then stored ready for despatch. Now in its 11th year, the charity has over 9,000 canine donors registered and growing at an exponential rate as media attention increases.

The Candidate

The Finance Officer is responsible for ensuring all Pet Blood Bank finance functions are carried out accurately, smoothly and efficiently whilst maintaining excellent customer and supplier relationships. Managing the payroll process, processing invoices, performing reconciliations and administering the purchase order process will all be within your daily remit; you’ll also have the responsibility for producing monthly management accounts and balance sheets, and help coordinate the annual budget process. The Finance Officer also works closely with the Managing Director to ensure that HMRC and OSCR regulations are adhered to and confirm compliance with all statutory requirements.

The successful candidate will be an organised and meticulous finance professional, with strong accounts administration experience and confident in the use of Microsoft Office packages, particularly Excel. Good working knowledge of Sage 50 is also crucial for the role. The role holder line manages the Finance Assistant and therefore some managerial/supervisory experience would be beneficial, as would experience in a similar role in a charitable organisation. You will also have excellent communications and interpersonal skills, a proactive and enthusiastic approach and an aptitude for teamwork. The ability to empathise with the pet-owning public is essential.

Further Details

This role is 30 hours per week over 5 days and the specific working pattern will be discussed at interview.

The position also attracts 30 days’ (pro rata) annual leave (inclusive of public holidays). 

For a full job description and/or to apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Carolyn Hughes Square Peg is our recruitment partner for this role.