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Romantic Novelists' Association
Remote working. Occasional travel to London (UK) to attend Board meetings. Expenses paid.
unpaid voluntary role
Closing date
15 Dec 2023

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Charity and not for profit
Salary band
Part Time
Where will they be working?
From home

Are you an accountant or finance professional seeking the opportunity to use your professional and leadership skills in a NED (non-executive Director) role?

The Romantic Novelists’ Association, a voluntary, non-profit organisation is seeking a Treasurer.

As a volunteer board member, you will work with the other directors and with RNA volunteers to help shape, support, and lead the organisation – the UK professional body for writers of romantic fiction.

If you are seeking to enhance your CV in a UK-wide role, supporting a not-for-profit Arts organisation, this may be the role for you.

Please note that this role is unpaid. There may occasionally be the need to travel to London (UK) to attend a Board meeting once or twice a year. Reasonable travel and expenses claims will be paid.

You are:

  • A qualified management or chartered accountant or finance professional. Skilled in creating budgets and variance reports. Able to advise the board on financial decision-making and best practice in financial governance. Have a good level of understanding of strategic development aligned with the ability and experience to contribute to developing our strategy, policies and procedures.


  • Previous board experience VAT experience

Romantic fiction is central to the publishing industry in the UK and around the world.

The RNA was founded in 1960 to promote romantic fiction and support authors. We continue to celebrate the excellence and diversity of the genre and provide a supportive professional network for writers of romantic fiction. With around 1000 members – primarily writers of romantic fiction, but also editors, publishers, and agents, the Romantic Novelists’ Association is the premier organisation for romance writers in Britain, Ireland, and beyond.

What’s in it for you?

You’ll gain:

  • The opportunity to demonstrate, develop, and strengthen your skills as the RNA’s honorary Treasurer, guiding the RNA through the development and implementation of its new strategy, ensuring good financial governance,  supported by the volunteer finance officer and the RNA’s auditor. The benefit of knowing you are making a difference in a volunteer-based organisation in the Arts. Improved knowledge and understanding of the Arts sector, and of the publishing industry in particular. Enhanced leadership opportunities as the key Director advising the board on financial matters.  

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