Craigmillar Literacy Trust
Craigmillar Literacy Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC027495

Craigmillar Literacy Trust aims to inspire everyone in Craigmillar to enjoy the pleasures and benefits of reading, writing and other literacy activities. It fosters and supports a lifelong love of reading, writing and sharing stories and works to help establish and strengthen this essential life skill.

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  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th January 2021

We are seeking a Treasurer to join our small but dynamic Board of Directors. If you are passionate about literacy and committed to good governance and sound financial practice we would love to hear from you!

Craigmillar Literacy Trust’s objective is that every person is empowered through literacy in the community of Craigmillar. We support people’s literacy skills by working with children, young people, families, parents and carers and other adults, and across communities. The Trust delivers two projects. Craigmillar Books for Babies is an early literacy project supporting families with children under 4 to develop early communication and literacy skills through books, stories, songs and rhymes. Creating and Learning Together supports children, young people and families to develop literacy through storytelling, creative residencies and book-gifting.

Craigmillar Literacy Trust is governed by an experienced Board of Directors who meet every month with sub-group meetings in between to review the overall governance and success of the organisation.

The Treasurer’s role is to oversee the financial elements of the organisation, to monitor the financial affairs of the charity and to report to the other Trustees accordingly about the financial health of the organisation in line with charity and legal requirements. It is essential for the Treasurer to have a sound knowledge and understanding of financial management through professional or other experience. Previous experience as Treasurer for a charity is not as essential although desirable. The Treasurer is expected to have an understanding and commitment to the work of Craigmillar Literacy Trust.