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Recruiting a Treasurer

Tuesday August 25th 2020

Can you help?

We are seeking a treasurer to help us meet our financial responsibilities.  Our treasurer does not need to be based in the Geopark, so please do get in touch if you can support us with these skills and have around ten hours per month to volunteer.

About us

Read about our cause and the rest of the team here, or find out more about the Geopark hereTo learn more about why you might like to volunteer your time to the Geopark, check here.

The role

The North West Highlands Geopark is a community company limited by guarantee and a Scottish registered charity . There is a subsidiary trading company, NWHG Trading Ltd, also attached to the charity. The Treasurer will sit on the Board of both Companies. The Treasurer will have two levels of responsibility: as a member of the Board, and additionally, as Treasurer.

The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, North West Highlands Geopark Ltd, and the subsidiary trading Company, NWHG Trading Ltd, developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

Main Responsibilities of Trustees:

  • To ensure that the charity and its representatives function within the legal and regulatory framework of the sector and in line with the organisations’ governing document, continually striving for best practice in governance
  • To uphold the fiduciary duty invested in the position, undertaking such duties in a way that adds to public confidence and trust in the charity
  • To determine the overall direction and development of the charity through good governance and a clear strategy.

Main responsibilities of Treasurer:

  • Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and in keeping with generally accepted accounting practice.
  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.
  • Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation.
    Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits.

Specifically

  • Liaise with relevant staff, trustees, working groups and/or volunteers to ensure the financial viability of the organisation.
  • Make fellow trustees aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them.
  • Regularly report the financial position at Board meetings (balance sheet, cash flow, and fundraising performance).
  • Oversee the production of an annual budget.
  • Oversee the Administrator ensuring posting and bookkeeping is kept up-to-date.
  • Oversee regular reconciliations by the administrator.
  • Appraising the financial viability of plans, proposals and feasibility studies.
  • Lead on appointing and liaising with auditors/an independent examiner.

Qualities

  • Knowledge and experience of current and fundraising finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations, particularly regarding restricted and unrestricted funds, and Gift Aid.
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management (as necessary).
  • Good financial analysis skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly.

Applications welcomed from suitably qualified professionals. It is anticipated that the role requires a commitment for approximately 10 hours per month. This is a voluntary position.

Please contact admin@nwhgeopark.com for an application form or any further questions.