Director of Finance Letter

Dear Candidate


Thank you for your interest in the position of Finance Manager for Blackwood Homes and Care.


Blackwood was originally founded by Dr Margaret Blackwood in the early 1970s to provide homes for people with physical disabilities.  Dr Blackwood was a pioneer, and an innovator, and we still take our inspiration from her legacy today.  You only need to look at or ask us about the ground-breaking Blackwood House to see how passionate we are about innovation and how it can change people’s lives.


Today we have homes across most of mainland Scotland and we provide care services to people with physical disabilities, older people and anyone with mobility or sensory disabilities. 


Our Business Plan for the next 5 years is to significantly grow our care services and deliver a programme of new homes.  The new Finance Manager will play an important role in helping us deliver our Business Plan, through building strong and lasting relationships with our stakeholders and providing financial expertise. 


We’d like you to create a finance team for the future through coaching, training and building expertise, so we’re looking for all the qualities and experience you would expect to find in an influential and inspiring manager.


We are no ordinary organisation, and this is no ordinary role. If you are forward thinking, a driver of change and would like to help us shape the future of Blackwood, please contact Kirsty and her team.  We look forward to meeting you.


Yours sincerely,

Debbie Collins

Director of Finance