Branch Trustee - Treasurer

Job Title: Branch Trustee - Treasurer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Croydon
Salary: Voluntary
Reference: Treasurer - Croydon
Contact Name: Sarah Piggott
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 09, 2019 13:19

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to become involved with the RSPCA Croydon, Crystal Palace & District Branch helping to achieve our purpose of promoting kindness and preventing cruelty to animals.

Do you have professional expertise you could use to help a good cause?  Are you passionate about animal welfare?  We are looking for a Branch Treasurer to act as principal financial trustee, maintaining and administering the accounts of the RSPCA Croydon, Crystal Palace & District Branch.

The Branch Treasurer key activities are listed below:

  • To implement and maintain sound financial systems in order to retain full control of branch funds. 
  • To take a lead role in ensuring the committee set annual financial budgets and forward plan the branch income and expenditure so that the accounts balance in the long term.
  • To provide a written financial report for every branch meeting showing the branches income and expenditure, since the last meeting. 
  • To liaise with auditors/independent examiner regarding the production of the annual branch accounts and treasurer's report for the Branch Annual General Meeting, including SORP statement.
  • To maintain control of all bank accounts as authorised by the committee.  To execute and operate branch committee financial decisions and act as branch co-signatory on all branch cheques, if required. 
  • To maintain control over all branch paying-in books and receipt books and to ensure their correct use.

It’s a great way to meet like-minded people who share your enthusiasm for animal welfare. You will have the opportunity to gain new skills and develop existing ones, whilst making a real difference to the lives of animals.

Most people aged 18 or over are eligible to become a trustee and you will need to become a member of the RSPCA. You will need to be able to work with people and have good interpersonal skills. You do not need to be an expert although commitment, common sense and the ability to be objective is vital.

Specific skills such as finance, fundraising, project management, business experience, awareness of employment and/or charity legislation can be useful, but not essential.

New RSPCA trustees are provided with a document “Guidance for Branch Trustees” and asked to attend a training course which provides information and guidance about a trustee’s role and responsibilities.

As a minimum, trustees would normally be expected to attend a monthly committee meeting lasting some 2 to 3 hours. However, the commitment may vary dependent on whether or not the trustee takes on additional duties such as the role of chairman, treasurer or secretary.

Trustees are elected for a 12 month term each year.

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