Bullion Hall is a well-loved, busy community centre located in the most deprived area of Chester-le-Street.
The centre offers a wide range of activities for local residents of all ages and interests including luncheon clubs for older people, school holiday activities, dance and exercise classes, employability and training for local residents and refugees.
In addition the centre hosts a number of other independent charities including Wheels to Work, Culture for Kids, Integrating Children and the Girls Friendly Society.
The Wait er while café supports adults with learning disabilities to develop their independent living skills, as well as providing meals that underpin many of our activities .
In 2019/2020 the income for the charity was £220,000, with a mix of sources including grants, income generated through room hire, rents and café sales as well as a contract with the local authority.
Our trustees govern Bullion Community Resource Centre, safeguarding its assets and applying them as efficiently and effectively as possible to further its objectives.
We are seeking a treasurer who can
• Monitor the financial administration of the charity and report to the board of trustees which meets bi-monthly.
• Oversee the charity’s financial risk management procedures and practice
• Board-level liaison with the external auditors on specific issues such as the year end independent examination and related board representations in particular meeting with potential funders at the point of an assessment.
• Act as a counter signatory on cheques (optional) and applications to funders
• overseeing and presenting budgets, internal management accounts and annual financial statements to the board of trustees;
• ensuring that proper accounting records are kept, financial resources are properly invested and economically spent;
• liaising with relevant members of staff in particular the Chief Officer/Development Manager and Centre manager
• chairing the finance sub- committee and reporting back to trustees;
• monitoring and advising on the financial viability of the charity;
• overseeing the implementation of and monitoring financial systems;
• advising on the financial implications of the charity’s strategic plans
1) A recognised professional accounting qualification from a recognised accounting body such as
• the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)
• ACCA (Associate Chartered Certified Accountant)
• CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountant)
2) Previous experience of working as an accountant /finance officer.
3) Experience of working with the voluntary sector
4) Enhanced DBS check will be required for this role
5) Completion of Satisfactory references one of whom should be from a current or previous employer
6) Access to a computer and to use accounting software appropriate to the needs of the organisation
Able to commit at least 8 hours per month to the role
Bullion Hall, South Approach, Chester-le-Street. County Durham, DH2 2DW
Agreed volunteer expenses for travel , training, equipment will be paid upon production of a receipt
We are committed to supporting volunteer training and development and are happy to support the reasonable costs of training that will enable your professional development.
Recovering from the impact of the pandemic and restructuring our work and role in its aftermath will make for an especially interesting time for charities.
We have a dynamic and creative skills set amongst staff, volunteers and trustees and envisage that this will be both an interesting an exciting opportunity with scope to expand your role in areas of particular interest.
This role can be undertaken at home/remotely if preferred.
Bullion Hall is a fully accessible building throughout.