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Volunteer Treasurer

Sussex Contemporary Illustrators and Printmakers (SCIP)


Posted over 30 days ago...

We are looking to recruit a Treasurer to join our board of trustees. The Treasurer, in addition to their role as trustee will oversee income, expenditure and support SCIP to manage cash flow and safeguard the charity. 


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Seaford, BN25 1HD

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Closing Date for Applications: noon 1st April 2024  |  Interview Date: 14th April 2024 Pay Scale: This is an unpaid role Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a full application form.  SCIP is an arts charity dedicated to breaking down the barriers which stop people from accessing the arts in our community, we do this by providing workshops, exhibitions and events from The Crypt Gallery in Seaford, East Sussex. Our team is passionate about contemporary visual arts, and believe art can be a powerful tool to support individuals wellbeing and bring together entire communities.  We provide opportunities for children and young people to explore their own creativity by providing free art workshops and family friendly events throughout the year. We are passionate about providing our youth workshops for free as we believe that every child should have access to the arts regardless of family income. The charity's day to day operations are run by a small team of 3 part time staff and a crew of amazing volunteers.  We are looking to recruit a treasurer to join our board of trustees. The treasurer, in addition to their role as trustee will oversee  income, expenditure and support SCIP to manage cash flow and safeguard the charity. Please refer to job description and person specification document attached for more information. This post is subject to the following pre-post checks: ·         Enhanced DBS ·         Register of disqualified directors ·         Insolvency Register ·         Register of all persons removed as charity trustee

What are we looking for?

PLEASE READ THE FULL PERSON SPECIFICATION AND JOB DESCRIPTION ATTACHED TO THIS OPPERTUNITY - THANK YOU We are looking for a team player, who is experienced working with trustees, and new charities. We are a passionate and dedicated team, but in need of support developing new procedures and strategies and plans to help the charity grow. We welcome hands-on trustees who wish to come and help at workshops and events but this is not expected or a requirement of the role. We welcome and encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds. The Treasurer will be responsible for supporting SCIP to achieve the charity’s mission, whilst safeguarding the charity and the board.

Making sure the charity keeps proper accounts Reviewing the charity’s financial performance Drawing up or reviewing policies for finance and investment Ensuring that the charity has robust and effective financial controls in place Liaising with finance staff and with the charity’s independent examiner or auditor Reporting on financial matters to the trustees The treasurer may share these responsibilities with the finance officer who carries out the day to day finance of the charity. Supporting the senior staff with financial forecasting and short and long term budgeting and aims as well as strategy.

Experience and knowledge

Charity, school bursar or similar background. Ideally previous charity trustee experience and/or knowledge of charity financial regulations. Broad knowledge/experience of accounting and finance/tax regulations, legislation and best practices [Qualified accountant, or working towards accountancy or bursary examinations].

Skills and Abilities

Ability to manage time and commitments effectively. Negotiation and problem solving skills. Good, independent judgement. Able to relate well to all levels of the team. Self- Motivated. Good oral and written communication skills IT skills relevant to post i.e. Microsoft. Recognize own strengths and use these to advise and support the board and staff.

The Treasurer post is usually held for a minimum of three years to ensure financial stability. The Treasurer may then be re-elected by the Board. The post is not paid. However, reasonable expenses may be claimed.

What difference will you make?

As a trustee of SCIP you will be helping support the wellbeing of an entire community, and helping us demonstrate how important access to art, culture and creativity can be for all ages.  You will also be a vital part in growing a small charity, to reach more parts of our community and grow our services.  "SCIP are so much more than 'simply' supporting children to produce forms of artwork. All involved in running SCIP have provided a much needed nurturing and inclusive environment for my neurodivergent teenage daughter. When she has found other aspects of life and school life overwhelming, her sessions at SCIP have given a much needed balance of positivity and mindfulness to her wellbeing. Their collective patience and understanding has meant that my daughter is always looking forward to the next SCIP Youth session" Parent Feedback


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