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Wimbledon Windmill Museum trust
Wimbledon Windmill, in the heart of Wimbledon Common, has for many years housed a museum of windmills. The museum is run entirely by volunteers and provides free entry to visitors. The normal running costs are covered by visitor donations, income from school parties and profits from sales in the shop, and the museum does not in general rely on having to obtain grants. The fabric of the building is the responsibility of the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators, with whom the trustees have a good working relationship.
The Honorary Treasurer is also a trustee of the museum, which has been incorporated as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation which provides limited liability. The trustees meet formally eight times a year.
The role of the treasurer is to deal with receipts and payments, to keep accounts and to provide financial input to trustee discussions. The accounting element is modest as financial affairs are kept simple wherever possible.
Enjoyment of the role is greatly enhanced by a willingness to participate in dealing with operational matters such as opening and closing the museum and purchasing items for sale in the shop.
The role provides an excellent opportunity to participate in the community of Wimbledon Village and the Commons, and would suit someone who lives locally. There is a loyal team of volunteers and efforts are made to keep them enthusiastic and engaged.
The museum website can be found at: www.wimbledonwindmill.org.uk
In the first instance, please call Dudley Smith on 020 8946 7629, for an informal chat about the position, or email email@example.com.