Vacancy-Finance & Business Support 


Strong and pro-active financial management is a pre-requisite in supporting Carers Link to achieve our vision and for the long-term sustainability of the organisation.

As such, the role of Finance & Business Support is a vital ‘cog in the wheel’ through strategic leadership of our financial management, reporting and accounting systems as well as the day-to-day management of our finance functions. You will have responsibility for payroll, financial contracts, invoice payments, expense claims, preparing monthly management accounts and of course working with our auditors at year-end.You will also provide some limited Business Support to the Operational Manager, CEO and Board of Directors, helping when necessary with Governance, HR and Activity/Event Co-ordination.

What we are looking for

We are looking for someone that wants to use their skill with numbers within an organisation that looks to make a difference in the lives of local families. You will have strong numeracy and analysis skills, a keen eye for detail and a high standard of accuracy. Whilst you will work as part of a team, you need to be self-motivated, able to concentrate in a busy office or work alone from home and be able to work to deadlines.

Importantly, we are TRUSTED by local carers so would also like to hear from you if you support our Values ( and especially if you have a positive, energetic and ‘can do’ approach!

What we offer

The staff at Carers Link are or have been carers ourselves, so we recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life and will try and support staff in a variety of ways. Most notably, we offer hybrid working with staff working from home (if they prefer) 2-3 days each week as well as flexible working such as compressed hours or other such arrangements.

Staff receive 28 flexible annual leave days plus 4 fixed days at Christmas/New Year. In addition, staff receive 1 day per quarter to support your personal wellbeing, giving a total leave allowance of 36 days. This rises by 5 days after 5 years. (All pro-rata for part-time posts.)

We contribute 5% of salary towards your pension, provide training and development and generally try and be as supportive and welcoming as we can!

Job Description – Finance & Business Support

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We don’t expect anyone to be able to do every part of the job straightaway or know all the software packages so we do provide training. If you’re interested in this job, but don’t think you meet all the criteria, please still apply or perhaps telephone for an informal chat first. Contact Jennifer Roe, CEO on 0141 955 2131 or email

This post is subject to Basic Disclosure Scotland clearance.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in week commencing 17th June 2024.

Closing Date: 5pm on Thursday 30th May.  Please send completed applications to


Carers Link Karate Star-Zane Longmuir

Local lad, Zane Longmuir, is 15 years old and a Young Carer for his mum Audrey, who has rheumatoid arthritis and chronic fatigue.

Zane has trained in karate 2 to 3 times a week since he was 9 years old, encouraged by his teachers at Douglas Academy. Zane said, “I loved it the very first time I tried it. I like all the Sensei (Karate Instructors) who instruct. They are kind but strict and have always encouraged me to do my best. It’s just my mum and I, but even when she isn’t feeling well she makes sure I don’t miss my training.”

Last year he realised his dream when he was picked to be part of the Scottish KUGB Karate team representing Scotland at various competitions throughout the UK. Zane was able to cover the entry fee to the competitions by saving his Christmas and birthday money and access funding via donations, legacies and a Short Breaks Time to Live Grant all through Carers Link to cover the cost of petrol, hotel accommodation and food during the trips.

Zane said, “Not only was the karate great it was really lovely for my mum and I to go away for a weekend. It felt like we had had a holiday together. Something we don’t always get a chance to do. I felt very lucky that I have found a sport that I love and have made good friends through.”

Although Carers Link can still contribute some funding, they worry that this is not enough to meet all Zane’s needs, nor is it sustainable. Carers Link and Zane’s mum, Audrey, are now seeking wider support for Zane. Audrey said, “We truly appreciate all the support given to us last year by Carers Link. They have always supported Zane as a Young Carer but went above and beyond last year with the additional funding. Since my health changed years ago I have found it at times frustrating that I can’t work and provide in a way I once could.

Through these competitions, I have seen Zane grow in confidence and both physical and mental strength. He is able to meet and enjoy time with his peers as well as enjoy normal childhood interactions.”

In May 2022, Zane competed in the Scottish Championships and pick up a gold medal in the Under 16 Team Kata, a bronze in the Under 16 Individual Kata and a bronze in the Under 16 Kumite.

Audrey said, “He was so delighted and happy, and, for me it was just great to see him realise his hard work is paying off. I definitely believe he competed with more confidence and won those medals because of his previous trips in England.”

Audrey and Carers Link would now like to reach out to any organisation, trust, local business or individual that would be able to sponsor or help Zane continue his childhood dream. Zane was recently selected to compete in the World Championships in September and next month in the European Championships in Switzerland, where he is part of a smaller select
Scottish squad. Costs associated with this are estimated to be around £2,000.

If you are interested in helping to support Zane, please contact Veronica at Carers Link on 07827 062645, or donate directly online, adding the word ‘Zane’ in the reference.

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Carers Link is a Registered Charity NO. SC034447 and Registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee Number 270702