Greater London North Scout County are seeking a County Treasurer to take over from our current County Treasurer who is set to retire. This is a key role in the County and we need someone with foresight and vision to help us achieve our strategic goals and ensure that we have the resources to do so by helping us to manage our finances and our assets.
Applicants do not need to have any prior experience of Scouting for this role as we will make sure that you are fully trained and supported, however, experience in a similar field and some experience in book-keeping would be an advantage.
This is a work-from-home position apart from any Trustee Board face to face evening meetings, though these are mostly held over zoom.
Greater London North Scout County covers many areas of London within Barnet, Enfield, Southgate and North London. We are a vibrant and a diverse County and we are proud to have almost 5,000 youth members and 1,500 adult volunteers. We offer exciting opportunities to our young people by running programmes, activities and camps, both locally and internationally, that are challenging and rewarding, and which allow our young people to learn skills for life. This is only possible due to the support, energy and dedication given by our team of wonderful adult volunteers.
The County Treasurer will provide sound ﬁnancial administration, support and information to the Trustee Board and the County in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.
RESPONSIBLE TO: The County Scout Council
- County Chair; County Secretary, County Trustees; County Commissioner, Deputy County Commissioners, Assistant County Commissioners; District Commissioner(s), District Treasurer(s), District Trustees;
Applicants must be eligible for Charity Trustee Status and must successfully complete the appointment process (including acceptable personal enquiries, a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and acceptance of The Scout Association's policies). Please see Trustee Declaration below.
The successful applicant must complete Scout Executive Committee training (1 hour) within 5 months of appointment.
DURATION OF TERM:
The role of County Treasurer is reviewed and elected annually by the County Scout Council at each Annual General Meeting.
Average of 3 hours per week (this may be attendance at meetings or agreed tasks/administration)
I conﬁrm that I:
a) do not have any unspent conviction(s) for an offence involving dishonesty or deception; and
b) am not currently declared bankrupt (or subject to bankruptcy restrictions or an interim order or sequestration in Scotland) or have an individual voluntary arrangement (IVA) with creditors; and
c) am not disqualiﬁed from being a Company Director; and
d) have not at any time been removed as a trustee from any charity by any charity regulator in the UK (or a court) due to misconduct or mismanagement; and
e) am not disqualiﬁed from being a trustee by an order of the Charity Commission for England and Wales, the Ofﬁce of Scottish Charity Regulator or the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.
- Manage and monitor the ﬁnancial activities of the County, acting as Treasurer for the County Scout Council; Play a full and active part in the business of the Trustee Board and as a Trustee; uphold the responsibilities of the Trustee Board as outlined in the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association; Prepare and present ﬁnancial reports and accounts to the Trustee Board Lead the Trustee Board in the creation and monitoring of budgets and ﬁnancial planning; Ensure that all annual reports, annual statements of account and supporting documents (including receipts, cheque books, and bank statements) are maintained accurately and in accordance with legal regulations; Ensure that the County can function ﬁnancially, has appropriate reserves, and ensure that accounting procedures and controls are in place; Prepare the annual statement of accounts for independent examination and approval by the Trustee Board and present these at the Annual General Meeting; Administer the process of the independent examination of the annual statement of accounts in accordance with The Scout Association’s Policy, Organisation and Rules; Deal with all requirements of the Charity Commission including the filing of an annual report and accounts in a timely manner; For more information about the vacancy, please contact Andrew Wellbeloved, County Chair on firstname.lastname@example.org