Young Speakers Scotland (YSS): seeking a Treasurer
Young Speakers Scotland is an educational charity which works with young people throughout Scotland, to develop the skills and capacities that will help broaden their opportunities in life and enable them to realise their potential. We do this through the medium of debate and public speaking; we offer speech and debate workshops for pupils, competitions, and training for teachers, all supported by resources and training materials.
Through our outreach programmes, and especially our flagship programme, ‘Speak Up Scotland’, we target schools and pupils in areas of high deprivation, who would not otherwise have access to this activity, providing a fun and supportive learning environment. The transferable long-term skills that pupils gain boost exam performance, day-to-day confidence and future employability.
We have recently appointed new Trustees to enhance the diversity of our Board and are now seeking to appoint 1 more Trustee to take on the role of Treasurer. The role would involve producing monthly management accounts, initiating bank payments for authorisation, liaison with our accountants, preparation of a report to members at the AGM. We would emphasise that this role does not involve the preparation of annual accounts as this is handled by our external accountants.
Previous Board experience is not essential. We are also very open to receiving applications from young people aged between 18 and 30.
The Trustee roles are not remunerated. We meet as a Board approximately 6 times a year, usually in central Edinburgh; where possible we meet in-person but also conduct online and hybrid meetings to ensure we consider the needs of all participants.
Trustees are encouraged to attend YSS events and to become involved in aspects of the charity’s activity.
To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter, explaining what you would bring to this role, to the Deputy Chair of the Board, Wendy Bellars, on firstname.lastname@example.org, by Friday, 24 February 2023. If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please also contact either Wendy, or the Chair, Gurvinder Brar, on email@example.com.