Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire SCIO is part of a national network of Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) whose ambition is to see a Scotland in which we have strong resilient communities where the many volunteers, groups and charities that work here flourish.
We are committed to supporting individuals from all walks of life to work together with local groups/organisations to meet the needs of East Renfrewshire residents.
We work collaboratively with the Local Authority, other Public sector agencies, Private sector partners plus local charities and voluntary organisations to improve the planning and delivery of public services by making them more responsive to the needs and aspirations of local communities.
Our staff and volunteers here in East Renfrewshire do this by:
- Convening and supporting collaborative initiatives
- Providing Advice & Support
- Offering Training & Networking opportunities
- Signposting & making community connections
- Matching & developing opportunities for volunteers services
We are part funded by Scottish Government to support this work but as this provides less than 40% of our running costs we have to generate other income via grants, Service Level Agreements etc. from a variety of sources including restricted and unrestricted sources. We have a strong board that ensure the governance of our charity delivers best practice.
Our current treasurer is moving away from the area so we are looking for a pro bono treasurer to take on the role. Details as follows:
- Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and within accepted accounting practice
- Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place
- Regularly report the financial position at committee meetings (meetings held every two months)
- Take a lead in interpreting financial data to fellow trustees
- Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation
- Liaise with relevant staff and trustees to ensure the financial viability of the organisation
- Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits
- Oversee the production of an annual budget and propose its adoption at the last meeting of the previous financial year
- Knowledge and experience of current finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations.
- Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management
- Good financial analysis skills.
- Ability to communicate clearly
We support many people to benefit from our learning environment and believe that the skills and experience acquired from participating on our Board develops many transferable skills.
If you are interested in joining our Board, please send a CV and covering letter to Anne.Kidd@va-er.org.uk.