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Branch Treasurer (Voluntary Trustee Role)


  • We are RSPCA Southport, Ormskirk & District Branch and it’s our vision to live in a world where all animals are respected and treated with compassion. We are a separately registered charity, operating under the umbrella of the national RSPCA. Our staff & volunteers are incredible, they play an essential role in helping us carry out our important animal welfare work every day. Trustees direct and oversee the affairs of the Branch to promote and provide animal welfare within the Branch area.Professional or academic qualifications are not essential to becoming a trustee, but experience in a financial, administrative, charity, or general business background would be beneficial. If you have professional expertise or relevant transferable skills and experience we would really appreciate your help.As a Trustee of the Branch, you will influence how we care for and prevent cruelty to animals. The Treasurer is a member of the body of trustees, who is appointed to act as the principal financial trustee in overseeing the maintenance and administration of the financial aspects of the Branch’s activities.Information on the management structure and general background of the Branch is contained in the accompanying Branch Information for Trustees document.Primary responsibilities of the Branch TreasurerAs well as fulfilling the role of a Branch Trustee, the Treasurer provides advice and guidance to the body of trustees and liaises with the Branch Manager, Branch Accountant and Branch Auditors to ensure that:Sound financial systems are in place for the control of Branch funds.Branch trustees set an annual financial budget, forward plan income & expenditure and monitor the financial position on a regular basis.A written financial report is submitted to every Branch Committee Meeting, showing the Branch’s income & expenditure since the last meeting.Annual Branch accounts are prepared on a timely and accurate basis.All bank accounts are maintained and administered as authorised by the Trustees.Financial decisions of the Trustees are based on accurate information and are implemented and operated appropriately.Tax returns and payments or reclaims to or from HMRC are made on an accurate and timely basis.Branch trustees, conduct regular reviews of the Branch bank accounts and investments.The Branch’s financial Risk Management Strategy is reviewed in accordance with Charity Commission requirements.Immediate and appropriate action is taken if any actual or potential financial or related difficulty or irregularity is identified and that other Branch officers (Chair & Secretary), RSPCA Branch Partnership Manager and Branch Manager are alerted as necessary.Supporting financial documentation is retained for the appropriate time as required by the Charity Commission and HMRC.What we can offer you as a volunteer Branch TreasurerA comprehensive training course which will provide you will everything you need to carry out the role.The platform to utilise your skills and experience to oversee the charity and make decisions that have a direct impact on local animal welfare.The opportunity to gain new skills and develop existing ones, whilst making a real difference to the lives of animals.A way to expand your professional and personal network through working with like-minded people.
  • If you would like to find out more about the role before applying, please contact Paul Gibson, Branch Manager on 01704 567624 for an informal chat and application form. On receipt and consideration of the application form, the Branch Chair will contact you and invite you to the Animal Centre to discuss the role and conduct a brief tour of our facilities.You may then be invited to a number of committee meetings, as an observer, to help us (and yourself) to determine your suitability for the role.Please download the full role profile and Branch Information for Trustees from our website


  • Closing date – 9th July 2022