Honorary Treasurer

Job Title: Honorary Treasurer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Pro bono; reasonable expenses paid
Reference: CBRL 1
Contact Name: Rachel Telfer, Executive Officer
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 05, 2018 17:22

Job Description

The CBRL is a research charity and membership organisation which operates the UK’s overseas research institutes in Amman and East Jerusalem and supports academic research across a broad range of subjects – from archaeology to modern social science – in the countries of the Near East.  CBRL has 13 staff across 3 locations and an income of c£1million, derived from government and research grants and its various activities.

CBRL is based at the British Academy in central London.  Accounts are maintained on Quickbooks with period end accounting provided by an outsourced bookkeeping service.  The charity has been through significant change in recent years, broadening its sources of funding and professionalising its processes. 

The Hon Treasurer works closely with the Honorary Secretary and the Chair to oversee CBRL and advise & support the staff management team.  This is a very interesting role giving broad exposure to international operations, academic research and charity matters and would suit someone with a financial background looking to develop their experience in any of these areas.  Role details are on the website-

Commitment up to 2 days per month plus quarterly meetings; 4 year term from Dec 2018.