Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface (CTSI) is seeking a committed volunteer Treasurer to join the Board of Trustees to support its important work to promote volunteering; the governance and operational support and activities of its third sector members, and development of social enterprises in the Clackmannanshire area.
The Board is seeking a professional in the area of finance, business or accounting who would have the skills to help report on the financial position of the charity and provide valuable advice in terms of risk and on business planning and enterprise developments going forward.
Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface (CTSI)
CTSI was set up in 2011 and is funded by Scottish Government to support the third sector locally. The charity has some key national objectives set out by Scottish Government which were reviewed and now include clear direction that TSI’s play a more significant role as 'agents of change' within local authority areas in the future. CTSI currently has ten employees and is based in Alloa town centre. It supports hundreds of charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises in the county and across Forth Valley.
The role of Treasurer is one that will be rewarding, interesting and varied for anyone keen to support the wider third sector in the local community and benefit Clackmannanshire and its residents.
Currently the Board of Trustees meet four times a year, normally for no more than two hours, during working hours. There is also an AGM once a year. The Treasurer is not responsible for the accounts administration or independent examining - the role is one of review and reporting on the accounts, working with the Chief Officer and Finance Officer to provide advice and a thorough understanding of the financial position of the charity to the Board of Trustees and ensuring the security of the charity long term.
The Treasurer can be either from a member organisation or be a co-opted member in position for up to three years, with a one year extension if required. If the person is a representative of a local third sector organisation and as such, a member of CTSI, then they can hold the position for up to six years in total. It is not required that the person is living in Clackmannanshire but it is hoped they have a genuine desire to help its communities and third sector activities. Expenses can be provided if required.
Qualities of a director
Time commitment and location
CTSI plays a critical role in supporting third sector organisations, social enterprises, and volunteering in Clackmannanshire alongside playing a strategic role within community and health and social care planning. This role forms part of the small management team that operates the charity and manages a team of dedicated staff, supported by a committed Board of Trustees.
It is an exciting, strategic role that can shape the way forward for volunteering and how we engage and empower people from all walks of life, to become more active and involved in their communities in civic participation. We welcome applications from team players committed to improvement and to building close, lasting relationships with our local members, volunteering-involving organisations and strategic partners.