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ADCH – Honorary Treasurer


About The Association of Dogs and Cats Homes

The Association of Dogs and Cats Homes is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) registered in England (No.1180574).  It is the membership body for dog and cat rescue organisations in the UK and Republic of Ireland with 150 members and growing fast.  It includes rescues of all sizes and supports thousands of staff and volunteers at our Members, who help tens of thousands of animals annually.  

The Board of Trustees comprise an elected Chair and Vice Chair, an appointed Secretary and Treasurer, with the other (mainly elected) Trustees.  The Association’s members delegate authority for its day-to-day management to the Trustees whose work is supported by two full-time and one part-time members of staff.  Trustees are passionate about animal welfare and furthering the aims of the Association.  Refer to our Strategic Plan for more details on our aims and objectives 

We are now seeking to appoint an  Honorary Treasurer to oversee all financial aspects of the Association and play a leading role in its exciting and ambitious growth and development.  

Key responsibilities include: 

  • To lead the work of our finance team: voluntary Book-keeper and potentially a new role of Assistant Treasurer (Projects), and to manage the finances of the Association.
  • To develop an annual budget and cash flow forecast and manage their implementation, reporting through Management Accounts to the Board.  
  • To create the Annual Trustees’ Report and Accounts for Audit or Independent Examination and filing with the Charity Commission.
  • To advise the Board of Trustees on all financial matters. 

Key skills required: 

  • Qualified Accountant with relevant experience. 
  • Understanding of fundamental financial and corporate and charitable governance principles and practices. 
  • An understanding of the ADCH, its structure and operation and key issues facing its members. 

Time commitment 

Two hours per week for most of the year, peaking at up to six hours per week for annual accounts and budget preparation in Q1 and Q4 respectively plus attendance at Board of Trustee meetings, Finance, Governance and Risk Committee meetings (along with Open Meetings, AGM and Conference). 

This is a Voluntary role, travel expenses can be reimbursed (if not covered by your employer).  

Volunteer Role Description

Download further details including role description here.  For an informal conversation please email Peter Hepburn (as below). 

How to Apply

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV and a Supporting Statement (no more than 1,000 words showing how you meet the key responsibilities and skills of this role and why you are interested in helping the ADCH) to:

Peter Hepburn, ADCH Vice Chair ( by 31 January 2022