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.
- To ensure that the finances of the organisation are properly handled in accordance with the organisation’s
- To ensure that the organisation has written Financial Procedures and these procedures are
adhered to in practice.
- To ensure that there is an adequate financial recording and control system in
use by the manager and staff.
- To report briefly to the Management Committee regularly on the financial
position of the organisation. It should be a short summary written/verbal report for the board
- To ensure that the Chief Officer and Finance Officer have the accounts audited or examined by
an Independent Examiner and they have all the records that they require to carry out their
- To present the year-end Financial Report at the Annual General Meeting to
- To support the Chief Officer in financial planning, produce a budget for both income and
expenditure and carefully monitor throughout the year the actual income and expenditure against that budget and
report on any areas of concern.
- To provide guidance and support to the Chief Officer and Board on
investment decisions, risk management and financial planning.
- Advising the Board on financial strategy
and financial matters that arise.
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.
- To determine the overall direction and development of CTSI through good governance and clear strategic
- To assist the Board in achieving the objectives of the strategic plan.
- To participate
in Board project subgroups as required.
- A good understanding of CTSI’s work, an ability to monitor and
provide input to progress with a task.
- Strategically assess where a task fits into the overall
organisation strategy and to work with CTSI staff to ensure the agreed outcome.
- Contributing knowledge
from own experiences to help implement CTSI’s strategies.
- Understand risk assessment required working
with CTSI’s strategies.
- Support and encourage the Board in their work and to design and facilitate the
organisation’s approach to achieving strategic objectives.
- Be an active champion of the
- Build relationships and rapport between Board and staff. Supporting and motivating all
staff, recognising exceptional work which goes over and above expectations.
- Encourage and support CTSI’s
values and culture.
- Attendance at Board meetings and the AGM
Qualities of a director
- A working knowledge and understanding of the Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector, an understanding of
good governance, OSCR, Companies House requirements, relevant legislation, and statutory
- An understanding of the challenges facing small charities in maximising income streams,
maintaining sustainability, and developing new business.
- An understanding of CTSI’s
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Knowledge of the local
Time commitment and location
- The board meets at least 4 times a year plus the AGM. All Directors must either be or become members CTSI. Papers for the Board will be issued one week before the meeting.
- You may be asked to be a member of a sub-committee which will meet as often as required to achieve the agreed outcome.
- Treasurer normally meets with the Chief Officer prior to the board meeting and once bi-monthly financial papers are completed for a review and short discussion.
To apply, please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by 29th September.
For an informal discussion on the role, please contact Anthea Coulter, Chief Officer & Business Manager on
07977142605 or email email@example.com
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by the (Exclusions & Exceptions) (Scotland)
Order 2003 as such appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosures.