Voluntary ArtsArea: UK & Ireland
Deadline: Wednesday 31 January 2018

Voluntary Arts is currently seeking a new volunteer Treasurer for its Board of Trustees to replace John Smythe who is due to retire from the position in February 2018 at the end of his term of office.

Across the UK and the Republic of Ireland there are approximately 63,000 voluntary arts groups, regularly involving more than 10 million people participating voluntarily in creative cultural activities: Voluntary Arts provides a universal voice for this voluntary arts sector

Voluntary Arts operates across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. We currently have 17 staff divided into 5 departments: Voluntary Arts England, Voluntary Arts Scotland, Voluntary Arts Wales, Voluntary Arts Ireland and our Chief Executive’s Department. Voluntary Arts is registered in Scotland as Company No. 139147 and Charity No. SC020345, registered office: The Creative Exchange, 29 Constitution Street, Edinburgh EH6 7BS. (Our full company and charity name is The Voluntary Arts Network but we operate as ‘Voluntary Arts’.)

Voluntary Arts has a Board of 14 Trustees who are also all Directors of the Company limited by guarantee. Positions on the Voluntary Arts Board are not remunerated, although travel and subsistence expenses are paid. The Treasurer of Voluntary Arts is appointed by the Board for a three- year term and may be reappointed to serve a maximum of six years. The duties of the Treasurer are detailed in the ‘Voluntary Arts Treasurer role description’ (please note that these responsibilities do not constitute a contract of employment).

The Board of Voluntary Arts meets four times a year. Meetings take place on weekdays (usually Thursdays), with two meetings each year in London for ease and cheapness of travel and the other two meetings taking place in different parts of the UK and Ireland by rotation. In addition, there are also four telephone Finance Committee meetings that preceded the Board meetings (usually a week before) to go through the management accounts in depth.

We are now looking for someone with the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to advise the Board of Voluntary Arts, to support our Finance & HR Manager, Lindsey Jackson, and to guide the organisation through a challenging but exciting period.

Nominations are encouraged from all parts of the UK and Republic of Ireland. We are doing our best to remove any barriers that might prevent someone joining our Board: if you would like to discuss this position in more detail please contact our Chief Executive, Robin Simpson, at: [email protected] to arrange an informal and confidential chat.

To formally express your interest in the position of Voluntary Arts Treasurer please write to Robin Simpson, at [email protected]. Deadline for expressions of interest: Wednesday 31 January 2018.