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Top job! Treasurer

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 18th January 2020

  • Advertised from 2nd December 2019


Solas Festival is looking for a treasurer to join our board and support the delivery of one of Scotland’s friendliest small festivals.

About Solas Festival

Solas Festival - Scotland’s midsummer festival - has been running since 2009. The all-age, weekend-long celebration of music and the arts is designed to entertain, inspire and challenge. It takes place at Errol Park, Perthshire, a beautiful site overlooking the silvery Tay.

Our programme makes space for challenging debate with activists, writers and thinkers from across the political, cultural and religious spectrum. The festival offers a broad, inclusive, creative and entertaining programme for festival-goers of all ages in a safe environment; everyone is welcome.

Role Description

The role of the Treasurer is to assist and advise the board in overseeing the finances of the organisation. The Treasurer will also be a member of the board and will have opportunity to get involved in other aspects of the running of the festival.

There is some flexibility in the role, which could be adapted to suit the right person, but broadly speaking the treasurer would:

  • Present budgets, accounts and financial statements to the Board as required.
  • Ensure appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place.
  • Be a signatory on cheques and authorise key payments.
  • Prepare and publish accounts in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies.

The ideal person would have a good understanding of financial administration and budget management in the charity, private or public sectors. Full role description downloadable below.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

Solas Festival is a small charity and this is a great opportunity to get involved at the heart of it and directly influence its development. As well as building on your governance, leadership and financial management experience, it’s a chance to get to know the board and creative team behind the festival, to be creative and try out new ideas.

Time commitment?

The full Board meets 4 times a year and the Treasurer would be expected to attend bi-monthly finance meetings in addition to this. Meetings normally take place in Glasgow or Edinburgh. Some meetings could be attended via video conference.

We would hope the Treasurer would also be able to join us at the festival which takes place this year 19th- 21st June 2020 at Errol Park in Perthshire.

The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.

Application notes

Expressions of interest should take the form of a CV and a short statement outlining why you are interested in the role and what you would bring to it. To be sent by email to Debs Hahn – Festival Manager – by 12 noon on Friday 18th January 2020. We welcome early applications.

Full role description available to download below.

For more information email: or call: 0141 628 7179 – we are very happy to chat about Solas Festival and the role.