15 days ago
Oxford Union Society
The Oxford Literary and Debating Union Charitable Trust is seeking to find the right person for this honorary post, initially supporting the Hon. Treasurer, but, subject to approval, taking over that role when the current Hon Treasurer retires in the next few years.
The Charity has, as its purpose, the promotion of debating and education more widely and is the charitable aspect of the Oxford Union Society, one of the oldest and premier debating Societies in the World, founded 1823.
The majority of the Charity's operations are provided through its delegates and the accounting and financial management of the Charity simple. It would generally be expected to be dealt with by one individual in less than five days a year, plus, normally, two meetings in Oxford per annum. The financial management can be carried out anywhere, but reasonable access to Oxford is desirable. In addition to basic accounting and treasury functions the role also involves more general business advice to the board of Trustees as regards areas such as a charity and charity tax law and property management. The Hon. Treasurer is a member of the management committee, but not a Trustee.
An Oxford graduate, if possible, with an accountancy qualification is sought. An interest in debating and education is desirable. Past experience of the charitable sector is not necessary and training can be provided if required. An interest in, or knowledge of historic buildings would be an added bonus but is not necessary.
The role, whilst unpaid, provides reward both in knowing that you will be supporting a long established organisation with a history of preserving free speech, the teaching of debating skills and the dissemination of knowledge. You will be fundamentally contributing to the survival and expansion of the Oxford Union Society in its third century of existence. The post brings with it the opportunity of attending debates and use of the Oxford Union Society's premises.