Deadline: 1 August 2019

Linlithgow Heritage Trust is seeking a volunteer Treasurer to join its board.

In 2017 Linlithgow Heritage Trust received grant funding from HLF, LEADER, West Lothian Council and other bodies to support its move to the new Linlithgow Partnership Centre. This year promises to be an exciting time for the Museum as it reopens and becomes a central part of the local community. 

The role of the Board is to set the strategic framework for the organisation, monitor and evaluate the performance of the organisation, including financial performance; and ensure the highest standard of governance.

The Board meets at least six times per year. Trustees are also requested to participate in various sub-committees, working groups, the Annual General meeting and ongoing training events as required.

Purpose of the role:

  • To ensure the financial affairs of the organisation are conducted within legal requirements, accounting conventions and good practice
  • Ensure the financial viability and development of the organisation.

Main duties:

  • ensure the board fulfils its financial responsibilities
  • ensure proper systems for budgeting, financial control, insurance and reporting
  • keep board members informed about organisation finances by written report, at least on a quarterly basis
  • communicate with relevant staff and other board members to maintain a clear picture of the financial health of the organisation
  • ensure compliance with Inland Revenue and Customs and Excise (VAT) requirements as appropriate
  • ensure financial reports are comprehensible and properly discussed
  • ensure financial reports are provided in the proper format and at the proper time, as required by other bodies in law
  • ensure the appointment of auditor or independent examiners
  • provide a financial report to members on an annual basis. Ensure financial viability and development of the organisation
  • ensure the board develops a long-term financial strategy for the organisation with objectives which can be monitored
  • monitor progress in budget implementation
  • ensure appropriate financial goals are set for the resources available to the organisation

Key qualities:

  • a knowledge of financial accounting and reporting procedures
  • ability to communicate financial information to those who have no financial background
  • hands-on book-keeping skills
  • strategic financial planning skills

For further information, please contact Sheila Menzie on email: [email protected]