Hon. Treasurer & Trustee

Job Title: Hon. Treasurer & Trustee
Location: Unknown
Job Published: March 28, 2018 14:56

Job Description

Arts 4 Dementia is a small charity, incorporated under guarantee, with a turnover of circa £150k and just two full-time staff.  It seeks an Honorary Treasurer to join the Board, oversee accounting and financial reporting, chair the Finance sub-committee and guide the Board on financial matters, governance, risk management etc., and to assist and advise the Chief Executive on strategy development, fund-raising and other matters where practicable.  Minimum time commitment is expected to be one or two days a month, which can largely be undertaken remotely but with occasional meetings in the office in Kings Cross, plus board meetings 6-7 evenings a year.

We are also recruiting a volunteer accountant to maintain accounting record (currently done by the Treasurer).  These are currently in an Excel spreadsheet and include an analysed cash book (transactions downloaded from the bank), income and expenditure, management reports analysing income and revenue, trial balance and draft annual accounts.  The number of transactions is small and this system has supported unqualified reports from the external examining accountants for the last three years.  The Treasurer will supervise the accountant (accounting effort 1-2 days a month).  While we will consider one person  to undertake both roles, this is not ideal from a governance point of view.

To find out more, about either or both roles, please contact Tim O’Brien (Chair and current Hon Treasurer) on 0789 981 8420 for a brief chat and send your cv to

About Arts 4 Dementia.  A4D develops person-centred arts programmes to inspire people in the early stages of dementia and their carers, to help them live better for longer at home.  We also aim to influence government and health-sector policy towards encouraging people with dementia to challenge themselves, improve well-being and live better in the community for longer.  We focus on what people with dementia can achieve, often much more than they expect.

Our website uniquely signposts arts events nationwide for people living with dementia; and we provide early-stage dementia awareness training for arts facilitators from across the UK. The 500+ facilitators trained to date will reach over 10,000 people affected by dementia in 2018. 

 More about Arts 4 Dementia can be found at