Could you be our new Treasurer? We are looking for a committed, enthusiastic, prudent individual to oversee the finances of Whitchurch Silk Mill Trust.
Our current Treasurer is retiring from the Board of Trustees; the Trust will lose a long-serving member who regularly provides the Board and Mill Director with valuable advice on various matters. So, we are now looking to appoint a Trustee to provide expertise in this field.
You do not need to have held a formal Treasurer role before (though if you have - great!). However, you will be good with figures and familiar with accountancy and financial management basics. You may be an accountant or bookkeeper or run your own local business.
We are seeking a Trustee with a financial background.
We aim to maintain a board of Trustees with a wide range of skills and experience. As Treasurer, you'll be a key player in charting our financial future. You'll also be hands-on with the reporting, ensuring we're on solid footing every step of the way.
Specific Treasurer Duties and Responsibilities
• Assist in developing the Budget, mindful of the required resources to meet the vision for the Mill.
• Ensure the Board receives appropriate budgetary and financial information.
• Work closely with the Mill Director to ensure that all accounts are prepared in the form required by funders, statutory bodies, and the Board of Trustees.
• Ensure adequate budgeting, financial control, and reporting systems are in place.
• Oversee the appointment of and liaise with auditors and independent examiners.
• Make sure the Trust has appropriate reserves and investment policies.
As a Trustee, the Treasurer should be able to demonstrate that they have the following qualities:
• Enthusiasm for Whitchurch Silk Mill, what it does, and its vision.
• Willingness to bring new networks, contacts, and supporters to the Mill to help develop its profile locally and nationally.
• Business or fundraising experience that can assist the Trust in increasing its potential.
• Understanding of the charity sector.
• Commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and a passion for engaging people of all ages and backgrounds in the industrial heritage of Hampshire.
• Integrity, relevant experience, and the ability to contribute effectively as a Board member.
Specific Skills and Experience
• Knowledge and experience of current finance practice relevant to charity organisations.
• Good financial analysis skills.
• Knowledge of financial management in a small/medium-sized enterprise.
• Ability to communicate clearly with all members of the Mill Team.
fundraising experience would be a bonus, but a willingness to be involved is
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Recruitment Process
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 04/01/2024
End Date: 01/04/2027
Flexible Time Commitment You must give sufficient time, thought, and energy to the role by preparing for, attending, and actively participating in all meetings. Specific Treasurer commitments include • Prepare reports for as well as attending four board meetings a year, each lasting around 2.5 hours and held on Saturday mornings and the Annual General Meeting, usually in September. • Chair the monthly Finance Committee meetings held online. • As and when required, undertake specific research and participate in discrete working groups created on a short-term basis. • Trustees are encouraged to support the Mill by attending events and exhibitions. We recognise that people have different demands on their time. This is a three-year appointment. Our Trustees' usual term is three years, and trustees may serve for up to two further terms (nine years).
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