Honorary Treasurer

Would you like to help shape the future of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (WANHS) to inspire people to explore the archaeology, history, art and environment of Wiltshire?  WANHS owns and operates the Wiltshire Museum which is Designated by the Government as being of National significance and features the best Bronze Age archaeology collection in Britain, including objects from the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site.  The Museum also has a notable archive, library and art collection.  WANHS is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee and funding comes from a variety of sources including membership subscriptions, grants from county and local authorities and sundry fundraising efforts.

We are looking for an Honorary Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees.  We are particularly interested in hearing from you if you have skills and current finance and accounting experience, particularly charity finances.

The overall responsibility of the Treasurer is to ensure the Society’s financial viability, the maintenance of proper financial records and appropriate financial procedures.  The Treasurer is expected to take a “hands on” role in the day-to-day finances of the organisation, the preparation of the budget, the monitoring of spending and income against budget, the maintenance of a positive cashflow and the preparation of the Annual Report and Accounts

The position of Treasurer is a position of considerable responsibility and importance on the Board of Trustees, especially during the next few years when the Society will be developing its plans to relocate the Wiltshire Museum to the Assize Court building in Devizes.

There are usually six meetings a year and an average time commitment of around 10-12 hours per month – depending on how involved you choose to get with activities, working groups or committees.  However, a heavier commitment is inevitable for short periods during the preparation of the budget and the annual accounts.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 22 April and interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

If you would like to discuss the role, please do not hesitate to contact us - karen.jones@wiltshiremuseum.org.uk

Hours – an average of 10-12 per month

Salary – this is a volunteer role

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To apply – fill in the Application Form and send with CV to karen.jones@wiltshiremuseum.org.uk or to Karen Jones, Wiltshire Museum, 41 Long Street, Devizes. SN10 1NS.

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