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Treasurer / Finance Lead (Trustee)


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Charity Trust Treasurer / Finance Lead (Volunteer Trustee role)

Treasurer / Finance Lead

Finance & Legal

This is a voluntary role with no remuneration

The Volunteer-led Museum is a Charity Trust. Its primary exhibit is a working Victorian steam pumping engine in its Grade 2 Listed Engine Hall - the engine and the former sewage works in which it is sited, tell the story, and provide a unique example of, early local Victorian public health and engineering.

Our website - - provides more information on the Museum.

The Trust's vision, ambitious phased business plan and development objectives, aim to achieve long-term sustainability, by extending the museum's work and facilities and the site's heritage potential, for the benefit of the local community and beyond.

To achieve this, we need to supplement the skills of our existing Volunteer team, with particular expertise we currently lack. We are particularly looking for an accounting / financial individual to help us take our work forward and with the expectation of Trusteeship.

Much of the role can be carried out remotely with on-line communication (requiring say, 2-4 hours/week). However, it will be necessary to attend the Museum to meet with Trustees and

Volunteers - primarily at weekends (this might require say, 1 day/month).

Just so you know, none of our Volunteers claim travel expenses.

Our Finance area currently covers: Accounting records & returns, donations, Gift Aid, income generation & fundraising, operational and project budget control & cash flow, invoicing & banking.

What main areas of expertise might a volunteer have?

  • Essential: Accountancy; Bookkeeping; Financial management
  • Other possible expertise: Business development; Fundraising strategy
  • Generally: Charity / voluntary sector operation

Person profile:

  • be able to lead, oversee, and advise on governance financial matters
  • have recent, relevant work experience from amongst areas of expertise set out above
  • operate as a member of a team, collaborating with other Trustees and Volunteers
  • have a basic understanding of financial and legal responsibilities of Charity Trusts
  • have an understanding and/or appreciation of museums
  • grasp the mission and objectives of our Museum
  • have the necessary time and willingness to commit to the role
  • have the capacity to work from home and travel to meetings
  • have a flexible and friendly approach.

What impact can this role have?:

We have a committed friendly team of Trustees and Volunteers with a variety of skills and expertise, who are working towards our objectives. However, we really need help with expertise we currently lack to supplement our team. Expertise is needed to guide the establishment and implementation of strategic and operational plans and structures, but preferably for longer-term commitment, with the opportunity to help steer and sustain the future development of this unique Museum.

The Trust's long-term aim is: "To develop, complete the restoration, and promote, the original Markfield Sewage Treatment Works site, its beam engine and premises, as a unique part of Tottenham and wider engineering and public health heritage."

Consequently, the Trust aim relevant to the role we are seeking to fill, to ensure that the Museum and its supporting organisation is financially viable and sustainable in the short, medium and long-term.

What's in it for the Volunteer?

The Trust has an Equal Opportunities approach to recruitment. We aim to include a range of people, helping us reflect the varied communities in the area in which we sit and the ability to reach a wider section of society. We recognise that we can learn from our volunteers' skills and experience, and from supporting them. We are committed to involving volunteers in valuable and interesting roles and encouraging them to expand their areas of knowledge. We intend that your time with us is enjoyable and rewarding in the development of your career, or your ability to contribute to society, or simply to enjoy using your experience to help and work with others.

To explore potential application for this role, or to find out more, please indicate your interest by applying now. We can then follow up to discuss any queries you may have, or potentially to arrange an informal meeting with you at the Museum*

*The Museum is currently closed whilst the Coronavirus pandemic continues, and we will keep interested parties informed once we are able to operate again, which provisionally may be in August.

RECRUITMENT OF VOLUNTARY FINANCIAL LEAD / TREASURER to help take our ambitious plans for the Museum forward and with the expectation of Trusteeship.

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