Age Concern Glenrothes (ACG) provides services for older people in the Glenrothes area that enhance their quality and enjoyment of life by encouraging interaction, mental & physical activity, and companionship.
They seek an enthusiastic person with a financial background to oversee the organisation's finances and to share responsibility with their other Board members for ensuring ACG is run effectively and efficiently.
By joining their Board of Directors as Treasurer you will be responsible for producing financial reports for funders, producing a realistic budget, advising and guiding the Board on the financial implications of the charity's strategy, and understanding the accounting procedures and key internal controls to be able to assure the Board of the organisation's financial integrity.
Your experience and expertise will contribute to providing the services needed to meet this aim. This opportunity allows you to further develop your skills and gives you a very real feeling of actively helping vulnerable people.
The Chair is happy to chat informally by phone with potential applicants to give more details about board membership and the Treasurer's role, to discuss the individual's skills and experience, and to answer any questions.
Upon receipt of a completed application form applicants will be invited for interview with the Chair and one other Board member.
Initial induction training is conducted by the Chair who will explain how ACG operates, its goals, current issues and opportunities, and how the organisation is involved with the wider community (including our sponsors). At this meeting the new board member is encouraged to consider how their skills and experience can best be used, and any need for further training will be discussed. The new member will be given a comprehensive induction pack.
A meeting with the Centre Manager will then be arranged at Scott to look at existing financial processes, budgets etc.
Ongoing support and training is given as required.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Travel expenses can be paid on the meeting night at a rate agreed by the Board
Background in finance and experience / knowledge of managing a budget
Good, independent judgement
An ability to think creatively
A willingness to speak authentically and honestly
An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
A commitment to ACG's purpose
A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
To have integrity and a genuine wish to contribute
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