Volunteering

Finance Trustee East Grinstead Museum

Location: W.Sussex

Date Posted: 20/01/2020

Closing Date: 28/02/2020

Job description

This role provides oversight and guidance for the Museum’s Finances. With most of the day to
day financial activity for the Museum carried out by the both the Museum Manager and the
Museum’s Bookkeeping Service, this role would focus on managing the Museum’s funds to
ensure that it’s long term strategic and operational needs are met.

Main Responsibilities

• Contribute actively to the successful progress of the Museum against its strategic and
operational goals.
• Oversee the finances of the charity and report progress to the Trustee Board.
• Oversee the charity’s financial risk-management process and ensure sound controls are
in place
• Ensure that the Museum’s funds are suitably managed to meet its needs
• Ensure that annual accounts are submitted to the Charity Commission on time.

Person Specification
Essential

• Experience of contributing at Board/Trustee level
• Willingness to become familiar with the financial requirements of an incorporated charity.
• Competent understanding of financial data.
• Proven ability to communicate and discuss financial issues with Trustees and other
stakeholders
• Analytical and evaluation skills, demonstrating good judgement
• Good communication skills and team player

Desirable

• Financial qualification, or practical experience
• Knowledge and experience of charity finance practices including Gift Aid.
• Dedicated to the organisation’s cause and objectives and willing to act as ambassador to
external bodies, charities and companies.

• Skills and experience in one or more areas:
o Strategic planning,
o Business management,
o Governance and risk,
o Experience of Trusts or other grant giving bodies

Time Commitment

• The Board meets at least six times a year and the Treasurer is expected to be available
for at least five meetings per year
• Attendance at occasional other meetings with need for financial input/guidance
• Once established it is anticipated that the Treasurer role will take up around two day a
month on average.
• Trustees serve for a fixed term of four years.

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