District Treasurer

Due to the current treasurer taking on a new Leadership Role in Scouting, the District are looking for someone to take on the role of District Treasurer ( please see the Role Description – below)

If you know anyone who might be interested in taking on this role or you would be interested in undertaking the role yourself please contact the District Chairman Graham Berridge (grahamberridge007@btinternet.com)

Role description

Title:  District Treasurer

Outline:  The treasurer will provide sound financial administration, support and information to the Executive committee and District in accordance with the Policy Organisation and Rules of the Scout Association

Responsible to:  The District Scout Council

Requirements : Must successfully complete the appointment process (including acceptable personal enquiries and acceptance of The Scout Associations Policies).

It is expected that whilst volunteering for this Role you will undertake regulated activity.

Main Tasks

The Responsibilities of the Treasurer

  1. Manage and Monitor the financial activities of the District and Executive Committee.
  2. Act as Treasurer for the Leicester South West District Scout Council.
  3. Prepare and present financial reports and accounts to the Executive Committee.
  4. Leading the Executive committee in the creation of Budgets and financial planning and monitoring of these.
  5. Ensuring all financial reports,annual statements of account and supporting documents (including receipts,cheque books and bank statements) are maintained accurately and in accordance with legal regulations.
  6. Ensuring the District is financially able to function,has appropriate reserves and accounting procedures and controls in place.
  7. Prepare the Annual Statement of accounts for independent examination and approval by the Executive Committee and presenting these at the Annual General meeting.
  8. Administering the process of independent examination of the Annual Statement of Accounts in accordance with Policy,Organisation and Rules.
  9. Membership and attendance of the District Finance Sub-committee set by the Executive Committee.

General Executive Committee Responsibilities

  1. To be a full and active participant in Executive Committee meetings and activities.
  2. To uphold the responsibilities of an Executive Committee as outlined in the Scout Associations Policy Organisation and Rules.
  3. Willingness and eligibility to act as a Charity Trustee for the District *.
  4. Contribute to the Strategic aims and future development of the District.
  5. An understanding of their own role and the role of others on the Executive Committee.
  6. A commitment to understanding and forming opinions on the key discussion points and responsibilities of the Executive Committee.
  7. Willingness to complete various tasks which support the work of the Executive Committee and the aims of the District.

Skills for a Treasurer

  • Strong organisational skill
  • Strong communication skills
  • ability to work as part of a team.
  • Able to think creatively and solve problems
  • previous experience of financial management or the role of a Charity Treasurer
  • Able to analyse financial information effectively
  • Good IT Skills
  • Ability to summarise financial information for different audiences
  • Willing to speak one’s mind and listen to the views of others
  • Able to maintain independent and Objective judgement

Other Tasks agreed with the Line manager

The treasurer may delegate some of these tasks to other members of the Executive committee for completion, but must maintain responsibility for their completion

* Terms of Eligibility for Charitable Trusteeship can be found in The Scout Associations Policy,Organisation and Rules; or by contacting the Charity Commission for