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Volunteer Vacancy: District Treasurer

Date: 3rd Jun 2023 Author: Jon Nutten

Outline: The Treasurer will provide sound financial information and advice to the District Trustee Board, Groups and Sections, in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association. 

Responsible to: South Ribble District Scout Council 

Appointment requirements: Must successfully complete the appointment process (including acceptable personal enquiries and acceptance of The Scout Association’s policies). It’s expected that whilst volunteering for this role you will undertake regulated activity. 

 The Responsibilities of the Treasurer: 

  • Manage and oversee the financial activities of the District Account Holders  
  • Act as Adviser for the Scout Council. 
  • Line manage the administrative support for the financial activities of the District 
  • Present financial reports to the Executive Committee. 
  • Lead the Board of Trustees in the creation of budgets and financial planning and monitoring of these. 
  • Ensuring that all financial reports are in accordance with legal regulations. 
  • Ensuring that the district is financially able to function, has appropriate reserves and accounting procedures and controls in place. 
  • Oversee the preparation of the Annual Statement of Accounts for independent examination and approval by the Board of Trustees and presenting these at the Annual General Meeting. 
  • Liaising with the Independent Examiner in accordance with Policy, Organisation and Rules. 
  • Membership and attendance of any finance working groups or sub-Committees as agreed with the Board of Trustees 

 General Trustee Responsibilities: 

  • To be a full and active participant in Trustee Board meetings and activities. 
  • To uphold the responsibilities of a Trustee Board as outlined in The Scout Association’s Policy Organisation and Rules. 
  • Willingness and eligibility to act as a Charity Trustee for the District. 
  • Contribute to the strategic aims and future development of the District in line with the District Strategic Plan. 
  • An understanding of their own role and the role of others on the Trustee Board. 
  • A commitment to understanding and forming opinions on the key discussion points and responsibilities of the Trustee Board. 
  • Willingness to complete various tasks which support the work of the Executive Committee and aims of South Ribble District Scouts. 
  • Have an awareness of modern financial tools and banking systems to improve our financial management across the District. Supporting the Groups/District Sections in effective management of local finances.  

 Skills for a Treasurer: 

  • Strong organisational skills. 
  • Strong communication skills. 
  • Ability to work as part of a team. 
  • Able to think creatively and solve problems. 
  • Previous experience of financial management or the role of a Charity Treasurer. 
  • Able to analyse financial information effectively. 
  • Good IT skills. 
  • Ability to summarise financial information for different audiences. 
  • Willing to speak one’s mind and listen to the views of others. 
  • Able to maintain independent and objective judgement. 

To apply, please reach out to Martin Sumner

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