03 July 2015
SCBF Company Secretary recruitment



Approx 30 hours per month, circa £8,000 per annum (£37,333 FTE)


The Strathnairn Community Benefit Fund (SCBF) was set up in 2004 as a charity and limited company with funds from the Farr Wind Farm, and received further funds from the Dunmaglass Wind Farm in 2013.  The key objective of the Strathnairn Community Benefit Fund is “the promotion, for the benefit of the public, of urban or rural regeneration in areas of social and economic deprivation and in particular in the Strathnairn Community Council area as established in the Memorandum of Association.”


SCBF is managed by a Board of 12 Directors and is seeking to appoint a Company Secretary to assist with the operation of the Fund.


The key duties and responsibilities of the Company Secretary include:      


Management of the grant application process to ensure compliance with wind farm developer agreements and agreed grant requirements.

Reviewing and ongoing management of SCBF funds including budget, cost management and reporting, and advising the Board on appropriate action.Also includes the quarterly review of externally managed funds..

Managing the relationship between SCBF and other external and regulatory bodies, including the developers, OSCR, Companies House and the local community.

Ensuring compliance with Charity, Company and Data Protection law.

Coordinating the recruitment and training of new directors.

Co-ordination of monthly Board meetings and AGM including all reporting and documentation and completion and submission of annual accounts.

Engaging with the Community and dissemination of information through marketing flyers, website, notice boards and personal meetings.

Assisting SCBF and Strathnairn Community Council on new wind farm development agreements and negotiations.


The successful candidate is likely to possess many or all of the following attributes:

Knowledge of company law, charity law, data protection and OSCR regulations.

Knowledge of best practice charity management.

An appropriate degree or professional qualification in Business Studies, Law or Finance.Qualified or studying towards a Chartered Secretary qualification.

Financial and investment management skills, having managed a significant budget.

Good analytical, planning and coordination skills.

Strong IT skills, including excel, website management and Dropbox.

Good communication and influencing skills.

Must be self motivated and demonstrate high levels of honesty and integrity.


If you are interested in being considered for this position, please email your CV to: SCBF1@outlook.com.   Closing date for applications is 31 July 2015.

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