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  • Treasurer
    with Glenrothes & Levenmouth District Scouts

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO67151 - Created/last updated: 04/08/2020


    About this opportunity:Glenrothes & Levenmouth District Scouts are looking for a District Treasurer who will manage and report on funds currently c.£45k; collect and bank income and be principal cheque signatory.
    Scouting is the largest youth organisation in the UK. Scotland, with devolved management from the rest of the UK, is divided into 4 regions. G & L District, within the East Scotland Region, comprises 7 Scout Groups, consisting of Beaver Colonies (6-8 years), Cub Packs (8-10.5), Scout Troop (10.5-14), and Explorer Units (14-18). Scout Network (18-24) operates at a District and Regional level.
    Groups have a high operational autonomy but are overseen and supported by District Commissioners (responsible for programme and activities), and the District Executive (responsible for securing finance and facilities to allow programmes and activities to run).
    G & L District hold funding of about £45k to support the individual groups. The current sum is higher than normal owing to the efficient running of activities and bringing them in below budget.

    The Treasurer requires having reasonable financial knowledge to:-
    Operate the income and expenditure accounts system used.
    Prepare quarterly reports for Executive meetings.
    Prepare annual statement and submit copies to Regional executive and OSCR.
    Oversee and report on any concerns regarding Group financial matters.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Scout Association training for administrators and trustees.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?

    Experience required:Financial management and basic accounting skills.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Induction/Training; Interview; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsQuarterly meetings take place in Markinch. The Annual Meeting is normally held in Fife House..

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

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