Volunteer Treasurer - Mid Herts Local Group

Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust


Volunteer • Part Time

www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk sally.clark@hmwt.org 01727 858901 (Ext. 224) Sally Clark

Reference: MHLGVolTr

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 30th September 2019  

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is the leading voice for wildlife conservation across Hertfordshire and Middlesex. With volunteers, we manage a network of nature reserves covering nearly 2,000 acres, from beautiful wetlands and woodlands to rare patches of heath and orchard. We take practical action every day to help wildlife flourish and connect our local communities to nature.

The Trust’s Mid-Herts Local Group organises a programme of winter talks and guided walks, locally and further afield. The group is led by a Committee of Trust members and volunteers.

Our Mid Herts Local Group is looking for a new Volunteer Treasurer to join the Committee and manage the Group’s finances and reporting to the Trust.

Role location:

Largely home based; Committee meetings and winter talks programme held in Welwyn/Hatfield area.

Role responsibilities:

  • Attend Committee meetings (at least three per year) to report on Group finances
  • Ensure Group finances are properly managed and maintain accurate records of all transactions (including retaining receipts)
  • Ensure a bank account is maintained in the name of the Group, with appropriate dual sign off
  • Prepare accounts and Annual Return for submission to Trust for inclusion in audit process
  • Present accounts to Group’s AGM
  • Attend and support regular Group events including the winter talks programme

Skills and experience you will need:

  • Relevant experience to deliver the role of Treasurer for the Group, including managing financial records and financial reporting.
  • Enthusiastic about wildlife and the work of the Trust
  • Willingness to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to work in accordance with all relevant Trust policies and procedures including Fundraising, Health & Safety, Safeguarding and Data Protection.

Reasons to volunteer with the Trust

  • Opportunity to develop your skills and confidence.
  • Gain valuable experience of working as an elected officer, as part of a volunteer Committee and for a local charity.
  • Support the work of the Trust by helping to connect people to local wildlife and increase their support.
  • Receive support from a group of committed staff and volunteers working together to deliver our objectives.
  • Join a fun and friendly Local Group to make a difference.

Volunteer training and support

  • Relevant induction training covering an introduction to the work of the Trust and information on our policies and procedures.
  • Mentoring with an experienced staff member or volunteer to guide and review your activities.
  • Training on Trust finance and other relevant procedures.
  • Reasonable travel expenses can be claimed with prior arrangement.

Anticipated time commitment

  • Varied and flexible, depending on time available but we suggest 1-2 days/month to include attending meetings and deliver the role of Treasurer.
  • Committee meetings and winter talk programme take place in the evening. Majority of walks events take place during the day.
  • Once nominated and voted in at the Group’s AGM, the role is expected to last for one year and eligible for re-election at each AGM.

How do I apply?

Complete and submit an online application form (you can request a paper copy if necessary).

Deadline is 30th September 2019.

If shortlisted, we will contact you to arrange an informal meeting with you to discuss the role and next steps.

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