Warwick Scouts is a Scout District with over 700 youth members and 120 adult volunteers. Warwick Scouts is part of the Warwickshire County and works in partnership with neighbour Leamington Spa as well as Stratford upon Avon, Atherstone, Kenilworth and Rugby. Geographically the area we cover is town centre Warwick to Barford, Hampton Magna, Wellesbourne and Kineton villages.
Warwick Scouts are responsible for supporting the delivery of active and adventurous programmes for 6 and 7-year-old Beaver Scouts, 8 to 10-year-old Cub Scouts and 10 to 13-year-old Scouts organised in Scout Groups and 14 - 17-year old Explorer Scouts and 18 – 25-year-old Scout Networks organised in Districts.
In all sections the focus is on the delivery of a balanced yet exciting programme with a focus on developing skills for life through outdoor activities and adventure.
Through our Youth Shaped initiative we reflect the fact that Scouting is a youth organisation led by young people and supported by adults.
Young people are at the heart of our decision making with respect to programme, events and competitions and influence our development strategies, local objectives, priorities and governance.
Scouting is a growing movement, with a number of opportunities to offer Scouting in different environments, by a wider range of adult volunteers. To support further growth, we need to recruit more adult volunteers and ensure that they are fully supported throughout an enjoyable journey in Warwick Scouts. Developing skills of our adult volunteers to enhance our programme offer.
Thank you for considering the role of Treasurer or nominating someone you think would be good in this role, it will make a huge difference to the lives of our members.
Outline: The Treasurer will provide sound financial administration, support and information to the Executive Committee and Group, District or County/Area/Region in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.
Responsible to: The relevant Scout Council.
Appointment requirements: Requirements: Must successfully complete the appointment process (including acceptable personal enquiries and acceptance of The Scout Association's policies). It's expected that whilst volunteering for this role you will undertake regulated activity.
The Responsibilities of the Treasurer:
- Manage and monitor the financial activities of the Group and its Sections, District or County/Area/Region
and Executive Committee.
- Act as Treasurer for the relevant Scout Council.
- Prepare and present financial reports and accounts to the Executive Committee.
- Leading the Executive Committee in the creation of budgets and financial planning and monitoring of these.
- Ensuring that all financial reports, annual statements of account and supporting documents (including
receipts, cheque books and bank statements) are maintained accurately and in accordance with legal
- Ensuring that the Group, District or County/Area/Region is financially able to function, has appropriate
reserves and accounting procedures and controls in place.
- Prepare the Annual Statement of Accounts for independent examination and approval by the Executive
Committee and presenting these at the Annual General Meeting.
- Administering the process of Independent Examination of the Annual Statement of Accounts in accordance with Policy, Organisation and Rules.
- Membership and attendance of any finance working groups or sub-Committees set by the Executive
Committee where appropriate.
General Executive Committee Responsibilities:
- To be a full and active participant in Executive Committee meetings and activities.
- To uphold the responsibilities of an Executive Committee as outlined in The Scout Association’s Policy
Organisation and Rules.
- Willingness and eligibility to act as a Charity Trustee for the Group, District or County/Area/Region.
- Contribute to the strategic aims and future development of the Group, District or County/Area/Region.
- An understanding of their own role and the role of others on the Executive Committee.
- A commitment to understanding and forming opinions on the key discussion points and responsibilities of
the Executive Committee.
- Willingness to complete various tasks which support the work of the Executive Committee and aims of
the Group, District or County/Area/Region.
Skills for a Treasurer:
- Strong organisational skills
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Able to think creatively and solve problems
- Previous experience of financial management or the role of a Charity Treasurer
- Able to analyse financial information effectively
- Good IT skills
- Ability to summarise financial information for different audiences
- Willing to speak one’s mind and listen to the views of others.
- Able to maintain independent and objective judgement
Other tasks agreed with the Line Manager