We are a volunteer led charity, working across the towns in the Scottish Borders, seeking a numerate person to take over as treasurer from November 2020. Borders Youth Theatre has been running youth drama projects for over 30 years; bringing fun, skills and a team experience to young people who take part in our productions. During the coronavirus lockdown our activities have been run via ZOOM and we expect to continue using ZOOM for trustee meetings and welcome applications from any location.
The role involves bookkeeping, helping the part time coordinator to budget projects, reporting financial matters to the trustees, paying bills and invoices from our team of self-employed drama practitioners, helping with the money issues in grant applications and working with our external examiner to prepare year end accounts.
An understanding of how small charities operate, with restricted funds, would be helpful but not essential.
To advance the informal education of children and young people through the medium of arts and culture. Providing opportunities to gain skills in communication, find a fun way to access literature and gain confidence by performing on stage. To provide recreational activities that promote the interest of young people and children in all aspects of performance arts, offer the benefits of joining a team to produce a show, entertain their local community and develop skills to improve their opportunities in life.
Experience required: Numeracy and some experience in book keeping is all that is essential.
The cashbook is currently on an excel spreadsheet, so knowledge of Excel would be helpful.
The annual accounts are prepared and examined externally. Our charity reports to OSCR and the annuals returns are straight forward.
The programme is run by trustees, volunteers and a part-time coordinator. The drama projects are delivered by self-employed, drama professionals. BYT has no employed staff or payroll system.
Travel details: Online & Borders (no fixed location).
Minimum age: 18
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Training is informal with the current treasurer and other trustees