London, Greater London
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Voluntary, Flexible
Job description

We are looking for a Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees who will take a lead with financial governance and support the leadership team to maintain and enhance our current systems as we work towards NPO status.

Who we are

Playing ON was set up in 2010 to provide a platform for marginalised voices and create professional theatre of the highest artistic quality.
We disrupt cycles of disengagement by facilitating drama workshops and improvised performances among marginalised groups. These provide the inspiration for scripted plays, which we perform in theatres before bringing them back to the original groups. In this way we use theatre to transform lives and create new cycles of engagement. 

Role: Treasurer

Team/Department: Board of Trustees

Salary: None (non-executive role)

Location: London but can accommodate remote working

Key Responsibilities


  • Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
  • Ensure proper records are maintained and that effective financial procedures continue to be in place.
  • Support the CEO and Executive Director to monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation.
  • Support the Executive Director with the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits.


  • Liaise with relevant staff to ensure the financial viability of the organisation.
  • Make fellow trustees aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them.
  • Support the Executive Director to report the financial position at board meetings (balance sheet, cash flow, fundraising performance etc). Support the Executive Director with the production of an annual budget and propose its adoption at the last meeting of the previous financial year.
  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place, ie:
    • Cheque signatories
    • Purchasing systems and limits Petty cash/ float
    • Salary payments
    • Pensions, PAYE and NI payments Others as appropriate
  • Appraise the financial viability of plans, proposals and feasibility studies.
  • Lead on appointing and liaising with auditors/an independent examiner.


  • Knowledge and experience of current and fundraising finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations. 
  • Knowledge of book-keeping and financial management (as necessary)
  • Good financial analysis skills Ability to communicate clearly

Approximate Time Commitments:

  • Quarterly trustee meetings (2 hours) Supporting and advising the CEO, Executive Director and trustees (approx. 1 hour per month)

The experience and qualities we're looking for:

  • A commitment to the aims and values of Playing ON CIO
  • An Ability and willingness to provide the level of commitment required for this role, including attendance of quarterly Board meetings
  • Experience of governance –desirable not essential
  • An Ability to work as a team

We'd be particularly interested in talking to you if you have knowledge or experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Theatre or film industry
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Legal/contract law

What are the perks of the job?

  • Early bird press night and rehearsed reading invitations
  • Invitation to community engagement events.
  • Guaranteed seats for all public productions.
Refreshed on: 13 December 2021
Closed date: 01 January 2022
Tags: Finance, Governance

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