Scout Treasurer

Organisation Name: York Scouts

Organisation Address:
c/o 1 Ploughmans Close, Copmanthorpe, YO23 3YG
We have over 20 Groups with volunteering opportunities across York

Organisation's Cause:
Children / Young People / Families
Education & Learning
Local Community

Type of Voluntary Activity:
Finance Support
Trusteeship / Committees

Location of Voluntary Activity:
Across York

Role description:
We have over 20 Scout Groups across York, and an overarching Joint Scout Trust, and District Teams, each operating as individual charities. Each has a Committee of Trustees to support Scout Leaders and young people, to help deliver the Charity’s objectives by making sure it in solvent and well run. Each Committee has a Treasurer to lead the financial management and governance aspects. We have a few groups who need to develop replacement or additional Treasurers, and support effective handover to new Treasurers. Our overarching Joint Scout Trust in particular is currently looking for a new Treasurer.

Skills and behaviours needed for the role:
Whilst our Treasurers do not require a formal finance or accountancy qualification, some previous experience in this field would certainly help. Role holders do need to be confident in managing finances and associated processes. All our adult volunteers are also required to demonstrate they can work with adults, following our safety, safeguarding, first aid and data management guidance. Volunteers are expected to support our values of Integrity, Respect, Care, Belief and Co-operation.

Will there be a DBS check? Yes

Driving Licence required? No

Volunteer's own vehicle required? No

Suitable for:
Ongoing Volunteering

What will the volunteer gain/benefit from:
• You will use your skills to enable other volunteers to plan and deliver opportunities for young people to develop skills for life through fun and adventure. • You will have fun and meet new people in your area. • You will be rewarding by making a difference to a respected and important youth service.

When are volunteers needed: Your duties can be managed at a time which suits you, around your other commitments. The specific Joint Scout Trust Treasurer role is required as soon as possible.

How to get involved:
Drop a line to or and we will assign someone to talk through the vetting process. You may want to shadow another Scout Treasurer for a while. We will need you to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and will guide you through the process to get you started.

Web link: Click here

Closing date: 31-07-2021