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About the job
Long running South Warrington based Scout Group looking for a new Treasurer to help the Exec Team guide the group towards its 2025 Diamond Anniversary.
What will you be doing?
1st Appleton Scout Group is a registered charity and has been in operation for over 50 years, indeed our strategy plan includes objectives for our Diamond Anniversary in 2025. Our current Treasurer has decided to step down and we are in need of a new Trustee to replace him in this role and help the Exec Team in guiding the Group towards our 2025 Vision and beyond.
In essence our Treasurer’s main tasks involve
- Management of the financial activities of the Group and Executive Committee.
- Prepare and present financial reports and accounts to the Executive Committee.
- Creation of budgets and financial planning and monitoring of these.
- Accurate maintenance of all documents and procedures in accordance with legal regulations.
- Ensuring that the Group is financially able to function, with appropriate reserves.
- Preparation of the Annual Statement of Accounts for independent examination and approval by the Executive Committee.
- Administering the process of Independent Examination of the Annual Statement of Accounts.
- Membership and attendance of any sub-Committees set by the Executive Committee as appropriate.
As part of the Exec Team, the Treasurer is a Trustee of the Charity and as such is required to be an active participant in meetings and activities. The following responsibilities are generic for all out Trustees
- Uphold the responsibilities of an Executive Committee per The Scout Association’s Policy Organisation and Rules.
- Willingness and eligibility to act as a Charity Trustee for the Group.
- Contribute to the strategic aims and future development of the Group.
- A commitment to active involvement in the key discussion points and responsibilities of the Executive Committee.
- Willingness to complete various tasks which support the work of the Executive Committee and aims of the Group.
We are looking for someone with experience in accounting, preferably with some previous experience of Charity accounting, and an ability to communicate financial information effectively to the wider Executive Committee. IT skills are expected as a matter of course and an awareness of using different accounting software packages. We have recently started using a new payments system – OSM (Online Scouting Manager) – and this would form a key part of the Treasurer’s role.
What are we looking for?
We are keen to find someone local who can provide strong organisational and communication skills to work with our current team. As with many Treasurer roles, the following skills are essential
- 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
The role of Treasurer is inevitably more relevant to individuals with an accountancy or finance background and, whilst this is important, we believe there are plenty of numerically competent individuals in operational roles who might be equally suitable to operate as a Treasurer for us. Our guiding principle here is basic accounting competence, but meeting the needs of fit with the existing Group Executive.
Additionally, we are keen to have someone come on-board with some passion towards driving Scouting in general. We have a growing population in South Warrington, which will inevitably lead to an increased need for growth in our Scout Group, which links with our Vision-2025 Strategy. A person who can grasp this and have the vision to help drive a Charity forwards is essential.
What difference will you make?
As with any Charity, we are in need of volunteers to maintain the operation and functionality of the programmes we offer. Scouting is a global concept, providing local and international opportunities for the youth of today that helps set them on a positive course for the future. As one of the North West Scout Groups, we have a growing local community and this will mean further growth of our Scout Group; new volunteers working with us will be providing time and resource to help our strategy to provide long-term Scouting opportunities for our area.
Specifically, the Treasurer role is fundamental to ensuring we are both financially solvent to continue as an effective Scout Group and legally sound in our accounting to the Charity Commission. More generally, our volunteers are part of an Executive Committee that guides the active Scout Leadership in a strategic direction for the Group and provides all the infrastructure support that allows the actual scouting activities to take place.
What’s in it for the volunteer?
What’s in it for you?
Well, you may or may not have been involved as a Scout in the past, but the opportunity to help a Charity with the history that Scouting has is fun and on the Executive Committee you have the ability to help guide local scouting activities and even suggest new ones – for example, we have even started our Scouts on axe throwing!
Our Group, like all Scout Groups, is local so you will be getting involved with people in the local area – this can include actual involvement in community projects if you want to. We are more than happy for our Exec Team volunteers to get their hands dirty in Scouting locally if they feel the urge.
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Company: Reach Volunteering
Job Location: Walton, England, United Kingdom
Application Deadline: N/A
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