Administration and Finance Assistant

The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust

Location Edinburgh

Position Part time 30 hours per week

Salary £23,750 FTE

Application deadline 24 June 2021

About The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust:

The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust is a progressive grantmaker, supporting charities and individuals from the outset (pre-application) until the final grant report is received. A strategic priority of the Trust is to build stronger relationships with charities seeking our funding. The Trust distributes our funding thematically, providing grants to support child welfare, visual impairment, neurological conditions, animal welfare and the RNLI.

Job Description:

The Administration and Finance Assistant :

  • Takes responsibility for the day-to-day operations of our office, including housekeeping and the hosting of our meetings and events
  • Provides administrative support for the governance of the Trust: Trustee meeting papers, Director’s administration etc
  • Undertakes financial administration for the payment of grants including setting up payments (NOTE this does not require any book-keeping or accountancy which is undertaken outwith this role)

Working as part of a small but busy team at our office in central Edinburgh, the post holder will report to the Director and provide support to the rest of the team, Trustees and other volunteers.

We are looking for a well organised, adaptable and motivated administrator to ensure our grant-making is effective and meaningful. We promote a welcoming environment that is positive and supporting to the charities who seek our support.

We are keen to hear from those with excellent interpersonal, communication and IT skills who can work proficiently and with attention to detail. Previous experience of working with a charity is desirable.

Please see sttached job description for more details.

To apply

Contact options: Rachel Campbell, 0131 2284681 or

To apply, please request an application form by emailing

We support UK foundations and grant-making charities