The Douglas Valley Church of Scotland (SL)

Charity registered in Scotland SC001718

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

Current opportunities

This volunteering opportunity is to help the leader at a baby and toddler group. The volunteer would be expected to help set up and tidy up the hall; mix with the caregivers and children, take part in the activities, prepare /serve snacks.

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.