Club Treasurer (RB)
About Surrey Clubs for Young People:
We are a charity that is passionate about supporting communities to provide youth clubs and we are dedicated to ensuring that young people across Surrey and South London have access to safe spaces with high quality youth provision.
Youth clubs are safe places to go that allow young people to build positive relationships outside of what can often be chaotic home lives. We meet young people on their own terms supporting them to experience new things and grow both in confidence and resilience.
Our aim is to provide enthusiastic youth clubs; a place we can show young people that someone cares. And offer a range of exciting and challenging opportunities, through which they can develop into confident young adults. Leading happy lives whilst making a positive contribution to their wider community and to society.
Being part of something special:
If you are passionate about supporting young people in your local community into positive and productive lives you can help start or join an established club as its Treasurer. This is a special role within the club needing someone with good people, financial and reporting skills.
General role responsibilities
• Attend trustee meetings and the AGM
• Read appropriate papers and documents prior to trustee meetings (being prepared)
• Develop the strategic direction and future of the club (forward planning)
• Act in the club’s best interest at all times (especially in decision making at meetings)
• Understand enough about the club and its activities to make informed decisions about it (keeping informed and getting involved)
• Keep up to date and informed about youth provision and the challenges that young people face at a local and national level.
What skills do I need?
Specific role responsibilities
• Oversee, approve and present budgets, accounts and financial statements
• Prepare and present financial reports to the board
• Ensure appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place
• Keep a register of assets ensuring any acquisitions or disposals are made in accordance with the Governing Document and any restrictions of use (held for specific purposes)
• Make payments and operate bank accounts
• Ensure the clubs financial resources meet present and future needs
• Advise fellow trustees on the financial implications of strategic plans
• Where applicable, introduce and review a reserves and investment policy
• You will ensure the clubs accounts and assets are managed in accordance with English Law and the club’s constitution (governing document) being responsible for its strategic direction and financial stability (not the day to day operations).
Where staff are employed:
• Liaising with staff to keep an overview of finances as appropriate
• Sit on appointment and disciplinary panels
Qualities that make a successful Treasurer:
- good interpersonal skills
- allowing scrutiny and transparency
- effective decision making
- good financial acumen
- ability to work as part of a team
- the ability to relay timely and accurate financial information to other trustees in plain language
Your community benefits from your skills and passion and becomes a better place for everyone
You can help make a real and often life-changing difference to the lives of young people
An opportunity to work, learn and have fun alongside others who are passionate about youth work
Develop your own skills and personal development through training and learning
Be part of something amazing and feel a sense of achievement
Exercise and development of financial and managerial skills
Surrey Clubs for Young People (RB)
- Young People
- Trusteeship, Committee Work
This will vary from club to club and can be discussed in our initial chat.
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
Support will be offered by way of an SCYP/club induction and from fellow Trustees. SCYP supports all its clubs with i.e. governance, training, volunteer recruitment and club development. A review meeting with the Volunteer Co-ordinator will be carried out approx. 3-4 months after starting (considered as essential) to ensure you have settled into the role.
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 28/09/2020
End Date: 30/09/2021
Volunteer roles become available across the county in our youth clubs on an ongoing basis.
Tandridge Voluntary Action (TVA) (TD)
Surrey County Badminton Association (TD)
Work Stress Solutions (CSVA)