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Role

honorary treasurer

  • Location

    Westbury

  • Sector:

    Faith-based

  • Contact:

    Beth Thomas

  • Contact email:

    wcw@whtministry.org.uk

  • Role ref:

    AS123

  • Published:

    24 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    04-12-2021

  • Client:

    Westbury Parochial Church Council

The congregation of All Saints’ Church Westbury in Wiltshire is currently looking for a volunteer treasurer to support them with financial reporting and management. Like many churches we are facing financial challenges in meeting our obligations to the Church and maintaining a fine Grade 1 Listed building with a relatively small congregation.

We need someone with vision to lead us to look at new ways of doing things and creating a more stable future for our congregation at All Saints’ Church and Holy Saviour Westbury, the two congregations that make up the Parish of Westbury.

You will be working closely with the Rector, Revd Rebecca Harris, the Churchwardens and the Westbury Parochial Church Council (PCC).

Key Tasks:

  • maintain accurate information and records of all transactions,
  • monitor cash flow,
  • ensure financial procedures are followed,
  • prepare an annual budget
  • create reports for the regular Parochial Church Council meetings (currently bi-monthly) to assist members in making financial decisions
  • look at ways of reducing costs and raising more income.
  • assist with funding applications

As a Registered Charity Westbury PCC is required to comply with Charity Commission and Church of England financial obligations.

You will be supported by a small number of volunteers who carry out the banking tasks, so this is mostly an accounting role.

We are looking for a new perspective and keen to recruit a volunteer with fresh ideas. You will need to attend our Parochial Church Council meetings every 2 months and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting and occasional meetings with the Rector and Churchwarden. You don’t need to be a churchgoer but being sympathetic to our aims will help.

This role would be ideal for a young accountant who wants to learn more about finance in the voluntary sector or a more senior accountant who is beginning to think about retirement and looking at trying out new areas of interest – or anyone in between! Experience of fundraising would be beneficial but not essential.

You will be required to undertake Safeguarding training appropriate to the role.

We are looking to appoint for a 2-year period in the first instance early in the New Year.

Interested?

If you are interested in this role, please contact the Churchwarden, Beth Thomas (wcw@whtministry.org.uk) in the first instance to arrange an informal chat about the role and to answer any further questions.

If you would like to apply, please send a covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) outlining your experience and why you would like to undertake this role and two references by 30th November 2021 to wcw@whtministry.orguk