• VO90641
  • Home-based volunteering


The Treasurer Opportunity at Douglas Valley Church would suit either a retired accountant, financial adviser or professional book-keeper, or an aspirant student wishing to enter the financial profession. It is not a requirement for the post holder to have a profession of faith, although this would be welcome.

With an active congregation of just under 300 members, the Douglas Valley Church is a registered charity with a statutory responsibility to make an annual OSCAR return, subject to the approval and ratification of Presbytery Committee.

In addition to meeting the expenses associated with Ministry, and Pastoral care, the Church supports five paid part time employee positions, and has a commitment to support wider pastoral and charitable need in the local community. This includes support of early years and family initiatives, community volunteering, dementia programmes, and support to local and regional charities.

To service these commitments the Kirk Session meets on a six weekly cycle .The Treasurer would be expected to attend meetings to advice on cumulative annual expenditure and income, trends for the year with a comparison to previous years, and to offer advice to ensure the viability of Church finances.

The Treasurer would be appointed for a period of one year although the volunteer could tender their wish to terminate their services at any point. The volunteer would be fully reimbursed for all expenses including travel , stationary , and office materials.

Organisation aims and objectives

We are a worshipping congregation, meeting in two locations every Sunday, Douglas. St. Bride’s at 10am and Rigside Community Hall at 11.30am.










Kirk Session meetings are held every six weeks normally with a recess over the Easter, Summer, and Christmas and New Year periods. This normally results in 5 meetings per annum. Meetings normally take place from 7pm to 9pm, although the Treasurer would only be asked to input for the Finance agenda item, and would not be required to be involved in the full meeting. It is expected that the meeting requirement would equate to about 30 minutes of the Treasurers time , with an allowance of 2 hours for report preparation in advance for each meeting . It is anticipated the annual report preparation would equate to about 10 hours work in total .

Frequency and commitment details

Commitment 1 Month 22.5 Hours, Weekly


Experience required: Accountancy / Finance;Computer / IT / Web;Literacy / Numeracy Knowledge of accountancy systems and book-keeping Proficiency in the maintenance of digital spreadsheets Ability to offer financial advice in respect of expenditure and income issues. Numerate with good communication skills to advise a governance board (Kirk Session)
Travel details: This volunteering takes place in SOUTH LANARKSHIRE and is home based
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: The volunteer would be fully reimbursed for all expenses including travel, stationary, and office materials
Training details: If required further training can be organized in conjunction with the Church of Scotland. Past Treasurers can provide initial training, as well as ongoing support.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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