Job Title: Treasurer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Bath
Reference: 2019-1
Contact Name: Trevor Turpin
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 26, 2019 18:27

Job Description

Museum of Bath at Work

Julian Road
BA1 2RH          
Telephone 01225 318348         

The Museum of Bath at Work is run by a registered charity, Bath Industrial Heritage Trust Ltd, a company limited by guarantee.

Treasurer Trustee required – un-paid voluntary role

We are currently seeking to appoint a new Trustee/Director, with accounting skills and bookkeeping experience.

About the role …

This role will suit an experienced finance professional seeking to contribute to the heritage world, and with time available to support the charity and improve its financial reporting.


  • The role anticipates a time commitment of approximately 4 days per month (variable; days to suit). 
  • The Treasurer will be a signatory to the bank accounts and it is essential that they are familiar with online banking. 
  • Good communication skills with relevant qualifications & experience are required.   

The Treasurer will:

  • Be responsible for Payroll to pay the monthly salary of the single employee (the Museum Director), including payments to HMRC and pension and accurate record-keeping related to these matters
  • Expenditure approval via online banking (two signatures required for payments)
  • Maintain up-to-date monthly overview of all bank accounts
  • Produce quarterly management accounts for the Board (working with the company secretary)
  • Report to the Board (three times a year) on financial matters
  • Work with the company’s accountants to produce all required records to enable the annual accounts to be prepared for independent examination and thereafter submitted to Companies House and Charity Commission
  • Submit Gift Aid claim annually in arrears to HMRC
  • Prepare annual budget (working with the company secretary)
  • Liaise with the Director on a weekly/fortnightly basis and support him on financial matters
  • Attend monthly meeting of management sub-committee (meeting for 1-2 hours)


For more information: Contact Dr Trevor Turpin, Chairman of Trustees:



Bath Industrial Heritage Trust Limited

A company limited by guarantee (2269894) and registered as a charity (800297)

About the Museum of Bath at Work …


  • A unique museum telling the story of Bath’s working and industrial history
  • 10,000 visitors p/a from UK and overseas.
  • Permanent displays of the working history of Bath over 2000 years
  • Charity/limited company with an annual turnover approaching £70K
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Annual Cross Lecture
  • Annual award to local schools
  • Visiting exhibitions
  • Talks, films, lectures
  • Room hire for private and public events, theatre, film screenings etc
  • We operate through a paid Director supported by c.40 volunteers and enthusiasts
  • Supported by Friends of the Museum of Bath at Work, currently a separate charity (plans to close this charity and transfer the resources to Bath Industrial Heritage Trust during 2020)



About the Board of Trustees …


Currently 10 Trustees / Directors, comprising Chairman & Company Secretary plus 8 other Trustees each with different skills & experience covering engineering, science, education, heritage, finance, strategic & business planning & management, legal matters and design.


Formally meets three times a year (meeting for approximately 2 hours).


These are voluntary positions by application/invitation & interview, serving for 3-year terms.





To express interest in this role …


Please contact Dr Trevor Turpin, Chairman of Trustees:


Please summarise your relevant experience and provide the names of two referees (references will be followed up)





October 2019