Treasurer - Orkney based volunteers

  • VO97856
  • Board/trustee role


The Treasurer is the Chair of the finance sub-committee. Working closely with the Co-Directors and Operations Manager, they oversee the preparation of the management accounts for distribution to the Board before each Board meeting. The Treasurer guides and advises the Board of Trustees on all matters relating to the financial administration of the charity, the approval of budgets, independently audited annual accounts, and financial statements. With the other trustees, the Treasurer develops strategic plans that ensure that the charity is on a stable financial footing.

This is a chance to use your experience to shape our work to end violence against women and girls in Scotland. Who are we looking for? We are looking for volunteers who are: Committed to and share our vision, values, aims and positions. Understand that violence against women and girls is caused by, and a result of, a lack of equality between men and women. Able to think creatively and embrace change. Supportive of our prioritising learning. We are open to as many different voices as there are different experiences, but particularly welcome applications from Black Minority and Ethnic, LGBT, disabled, migrant, and other backgrounds currently underrepresented within the women’s sector.

Organisation aims and objectives

Zero Tolerance is a Scottish charity working to end men’s violence against women by tackling its root cause: gender inequality. We began in 1992 with a ground breaking and radical Edinburgh-based poster campaign. The campaign successfully brought the issue of violence against women out from behind closed doors and into public consciousness by asserting that violence against women is never acceptable. Our Vision: A Scotland free of men’s violence against women and girls. Our core belief is that men’s violence against women is preventable and should not be tolerated.

Frequency and commitment details

Our Trustees commit to attending quarterly online Board, sub-committee meetings, and up to two in-person training and development days annually.


Experience required: The Treasurer must be able to demonstrate: Relevant financial qualifications or experience Good communication skills The ability to convey the detail of complex financial information to different audiences


Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Induction and training on how to be a charity trustee plus a board ‘buddy’.As far as possible we will offer practical support to carry out the role, depending on individual needs, for example equipment, travel expenses, or help to cover caring responsibilities. Training on our policy areas. Equality and diversity training.