Treasurer (Volunteer Trustee)

Treasurer (Volunteer Trustee)

At a glance


  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management
  • General / operations management
  • Business advice / analysis
  • Governance


East Grinstead, RH193BJ
Mainly at home
Travel limit? 30


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week
Initially, a commitment of 1 day a week would be appreciated though this will likely become a few hours each week in due course


20 Dec 2019

East Grinstead Museum is looking for someone with a strong financial background to act as our Treasurer.  Working closely with the Trustees, developing our vision and strategic direction, sustainability and complies with the law.

What will you be doing?

The key functions of the Treasurer are:

  • Monitoring the financial standing of the charity and report to the Board regarding cash-flow forecasting, income streams and out-going expenses.
  •  Oversee the charity’s financial resources and risk-management process, ensuring a sound financial control environment
  • Ensuring that the Museum’s funds are suitably invested and managed to meet the Museum’s operational and strategic needs
  • Liaising with external auditors/independent examiners on financial issues and annual accounts
  • Ensuring that annual accounts are submitted to the Charity Commission within 10 months of year end


What are we looking for?

Essential Criteria

  • Qualified chartered or management accountant with demonstrated commercial awareness and knowledge
  • Knowledge of charity SORP and impending changes and/or willingness to keep up-to-date
  • Proven ability to communicate and explain financial information to members of the Board and other stakeholders
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • The ability to think strategically and creatively, demonstrate objectivity, good judgement and analytical ability.
  • A willingness to learn.
  • Good communication, team-working and interpersonal skills.
  • Tactful, diplomatic and able to build relationships.

 Desirable Criteria

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of charity finance practices including Gift Aid.
  • Dedicated to the organisation’s cause and objectives and willing to act as the charity’s ambassador to external bodies, charities and companies.
  • Good understanding of IT infrastructure and issues, particularly those faced by small business and charities
  • Skills and experience in one or more areas of non-executive governance and management e.g. strategic planning, business management, fundraising, understanding of HR issues, experience of Trusts or other grant giving bodies

What difference will you make?

Impact of Opportunity:

  • Help with shaping the future of a vital and much needed local resource
  • Play an important part within the local community
  • Use your professional expertise to guide our strategic direction 

What's in it for the volunteer?

  • Be part of a diverse and friendly team
  • Participate in a dynamic organisation
  • 10% discount in our shop
  • Make a real difference to a vital community resource
  • Arts
  • Education
  • Local / community
  • Museums / heritage
  • Our vision is a community that celebrates its cultural heritage and finds inspiration, learning and enjoyment through the exploration of our collections.  We achieve this through our 3 strategic...