Job Title: Treasurer
Location: London
Reference: Treasurer
Contact Name: Caroline Worthington
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 06, 2020 12:28

Job Description

The Royal Society of Sculptors is a registered charity governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board holds responsibility for the values and strategic direction of the Society. The Society’s strategic plans, annual business plans and risk assessments are considered and approved by the Board. Progress against the plans is monitored by the Board. 

While the Board is collectively responsible for its decisions and actions, the role of Treasurer has some specific responsibilities:

Treasurer role:

  • To maintain an overview of the Society’s financial affairs and ensure its financial viability
  • To review the budgets, accounts and financial statements (the Society uses Paxton charity accounting system) in liaison with the Director
  • To ensure that appropriate accounting policies, procedures and controls are in place – including those covering reserves and investment
  • To present the accounts at the AGM
  • To advise on the selection of the auditors and their re-numeration
  • To keep the Board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities

Main duties and responsibilities of Trustees are described below:

-           To attend bi-monthly meetings of the Trustee Board, the AGM, ad hoc meetings and Board away days as required

-           To determine the Society’s mission and vision

-           To engage in strategic planning

-           To formulate needed policies

-           To ensure adequate financial resources

-           To ensure sound risk assessment

-           To offer support and advice to the Director and Society staff in achieving the aims of the organisation

-           To monitor the Trust’s performance against agreed indicators

-           To be aware of the responsibilities of a Trustee as described in the Charity Commission guidance

-           To be an advocate for the Royal British Society of Sculptors

Time commitment and term of office:

The Board meets six times a year, generally at the Society’s offices in South Kensington. It is essential that Trustees attend meetings when required and Trustees are asked to make commit to a 3-year term on the Board with the option of serving for a second term of 3 years.

You will be joining us at an exciting time. We are about to embark on a multi-million pound fundraising campaign. Dora House: the home of sculpture will revitalise our home, deliver a learning space, an archive space with public access, improved exhibition spaces plus revenue generating meeting spaces.

To apply please send a CV and statement of interest to:

Caroline Worthington