We are looking for a Geopark Treasurer

We are looking for a volunteer to fill the role of Treasurer for our charity. You would be a Trustee and member of the Geopark Board of Trustees, being part of the team that determines the overall direction and development of the charity, and providing advice on all financial matters. See full role description below.

Role description: Treasurer and Charity Trustee (voluntary)

Overall Purpose
The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity and its trading subsidiary, 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 Duties of the Treasurer

  • Advise Trustees on all financial matters, particularly regulatory compliance.
  • Arrange the compilation and agreement of both the Trustees’ annual review and the annual report of accounts by the independent examiner
  • Advise fellow Trustees on a regular basis of the financial status of the charity and its trading subsidiary and where necessary recommend action.
  • Maintain budgetary oversight together with the Chair
  • Ensure the charity complies with legislative and regulatory requirements with regards to financial matters and acts within the confines of its governing document and in furtherance of organisational activities contained therein.
  • Act in the best interest of the charity, our beneficiaries and future beneficiaries at all times.
  • Promote and develop the charity in order for it to grow and maintain its relevance to society.
  • Maintain sound financial management of the charity’s resources, ensuring expenditure is in line with the agreed budget and investment activities meet accepted standards and policies.
  • Act as a counter-signatory on charity cheques and any applications for funds, if appropriate.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient administration of the charity and its resources, striving for best practice in good governance.
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality about all sensitive/confidential information received in the course of trustee’s responsibilities to the charity.

Accountable to:
As the Board are responsible and liable for the governance and functioning of the charity, they are accountable in varying degrees to a variety of stakeholders, including service users, members and the Scottish Charity Regulator.

Time commitment:
As a voluntary post, the time given by the incumbent will vary. However, a reasonable expectation would 1 day per month, including 3 days per year to prepare and attend board meetings (held virtually).

For all enquiries and to apply, please contact: info@nwhgeopark.com