Finance Manager

Organisation: The Abbotsford Trust

Salary: Full time, salary upwards of £32,438 per annum dependant on experience.

Location: Melrose

Work somewhere where a job is not just a ‘job’, where you can be part of a team with a passion for sharing Scotland’s heritage and making a real difference to local lives. Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, is one of Scotland’s most important heritage sites. Now cared for by an independent charity, we are seeking a highly effective finance manager to work with us.

In 2014 the Abbotsford Trust completed a £12 million restoration, followed in 2018 by extensive estate improvements, ongoing funded community development activity, and £4 million raised so far towards an Endowment Fund.

The Trust is now pursuing a 10 Year Plan – an ambitious vision for Abbotsford through to 2029 encompassing this year’s 250th anniversary of Scott’s birth. Realising the plan depends on successful fundraising, increasing paid admissions, and the continued development of trading performance; retail, catering, and accommodation.

In this interesting and varied role you will be essential to the success of our charity. The Finance Manager plays a lead role in ensuring all financial and accounting procedures are robust and comply with best charity and fundraising practice. They are the lead within the Trust on the management and implementation of finance IT systems, financial procedures and administration. As a small team run by staff and volunteers, you should be personable and flexible in your approach to others, and be prepared to be bitten by our passion for Scott and Abbotsford.

Full time, salary upwards of £32,438 per annum dependant on experience.

Application Process

For more details of the role, please download the Job Description.

To apply, download and complete the Application Form. Candidates are asked to send the completed document, and if they wish an additional CV, to

Enquiries: 01896 752043 / 07811 100182

Application Deadline: Monday 13/12/2021