Branch Treasurer Volunteer (Dundee & Angus Branch)

  • VO94496


Description

Why we want you
The charity has around 100 branches, all run by volunteers, who provide local support to autistic people and their families. Every branch is different and so are the activities they provide – they may run parent support groups, adult social groups, children’s activities, conferences or focus on providing information or campaigning. However, no matter how big or small, all branches are hugely valued by the people in their local area.

Branches are run entirely by volunteers with advice and support from the national charity.

The Branch Treasurer role is vital to the running of the branch as they look after all the finances. Without these roles, we would not have as many branches as we do.

What you will be doing
Monitoring the bank account with the Branch Chair
Complying with all financial procedures.
Maintaining accurate records of money coming in (income) and money going out (expenditure) for the branch. A form (B1) with this information has to be sent to the Branch Finance and Admin Officer once a month with copies of supporting documentation.
Ensuring all expenditure is properly authorised. This means checking who the money is being paid to, why it is being paid, and that the Branch Chair is aware of it.
Ensuring the bank account does not go overdrawn. This means regularly checking the amount of money in the bank account and being aware if too much money is being spent and not enough is coming in. If the bank account is overdrawn, the Branch may have to pay a financial penalty.
Maintaining accurate records for restricted funds (money that has to be used for a specific purpose).
Managing and looking after the petty cash if it is required. This is a maximum of £50. Cash records of all money coming in and going out need to be maintained and the cash float needs to be secure.
Attend branch committee meetings
The skills you need
Confident in editing information to a suitable format which is clear and concise.
Good understanding of money, bank accounts, and how to manage finances.
Able to manage time and deadlines to ensure financial records are regularly completed.
Can write clearly and accurately.
Confident in communicating with individuals or organisations by phone or email.
Confident in using a computer.
Can complete spreadsheets/basic financial records accurately and clearly.
No previous history of bankruptcy.
Satisfactory references.
What's in it for you
Improve support to autistic people and their families in your local area.
Build up an understanding of autism by volunteering with autistic people.
Access free training and learn new skills.
Meet new people.
A worthwhile achievement to add to your CV.
Having fun whilst carrying out a valuable role.
Volunteering can keep you mentally stimulated and provide you with a sense of purpose.
This is a rewarding and fulfilling opportunity and will allow you to make a difference to those you are supporting and their families.
How you’ll hear about your application

Once you’ve applied, you’ll receive notifications to the email address you apply with. Sometimes the emails we send about your application go into junk folders. We will keep in touch with you through an email address ending in @NAS.goassemble.com, do check your junk folder for confirmation of your application and other messages from us.

When and where

Flexibility on days and the amount of time committed to the role.
The majority of branch treasurers give around an hour a week but it depends how active the branch is.
Home based (plus travel to branch committee meetings)
Support

Designated Senior Branch Engagement Officer to answer any queries and provide support.
Written guidance on a range of branch communications.
You must complete any requested eLearning modules before you start volunteering. Your Senior Branch Engagement Officer will explain what you need to complete.
Insurance cover for all branch activities.
Agreed expenses reimbursed for attendance at any event organised by the branch support team

Organisation aims and objectives

The National Autistic Society exists to champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and to ensure that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs.

Availability

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Restrictions

Experience required: Good understanding of money, bank accounts, and how to manage finances. Able to manage time and deadlines to ensure financial records are regularly completed. Confident in communicating with individuals or organisations by phone or email. Confident in using a computer. Can complete spreadsheets/basic financial records accurately and clearly. No previous history of bankruptcy.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Agreed expenses reimbursed
Training details: Access to our elearning modules including autism awareness and safeguarding

Last updated 2 months ago