New Trustee Sought
The Treasurer’s Role
The main purpose of the Treasurer is to manage and operate the Museum’s single account.
It does not require any formal accountancy or bookkeeping skills, but rather common sense, sound organisation and a good working knowledge of Excel.
No Sage or other accountancy package knowledge is needed.
The main tasks of the Treasurer are:
• Record income and file receipts accordingly.
• Record expenditure, pay suppliers by cheque and file invoices accordingly.
• Record and file investment reports and documents (the Treasurer does not make any investment decisions)
• Update the Trustees on the museum finances as required.
• Liaise with the auditor for the annual Independent Review of the Account
• Complete the annual simple online Charity Commission return.
The ideal candidate will act as advocate for the museum, be a good team worker and communicator, who can work well with both the Trustees and museum staff.
If you would like an important and responsible role in a small local charity in Warwick where you can make a real difference then please apply as Treasurer.
If you have an interest in history, including local or military history, this role would be ideal.
Join the museum and use your skills and experience to shape future strategy and operations in order to help the museum face the future at a time when the organisation is facing a period of change.
Purpose of the Museum
The Museum exists to collect, preserve and interpret the artefacts and tell the story of the 6th Foot, the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers, The 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and its successors, and to make them accessible and of educational benefit to the public, particularly future generations, and thereby to foster an interest in the nature of soldiering and to reflect the historic nature and continuing link between The Regiment and the people of Warwickshire and the West Midlands.
A full and formal handover will be done by the current incumbent and a Museum Trustee induction pack will also be provided.
There is the opportunity to meet staff and to be shown around the museum.
There is the option to increase knowledge and skills by signing up to receive updates aimed at Trustees from the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) and to attend any of their Trustee training courses.
The museum Trustees have 5-6 meetings a year at St John’s House in Warwick. Meetings are usually held on a Tuesday at 12 noon (for a sandwich lunch) followed by a meeting starting at 12.45pm.
The meetings are normally finished by 2.00 - 2.30 pm. Inability to attend some meetings is acceptable provided that a brief report on the account is available to the Trustees.
In addition to attending Trustee meetings the Treasurer would need to be able to commit to sufficient time to carry out the roles as outlined.
Information about the organisation can be found on the Museum website, Facebook and Twitter pages.
Facebook - Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire)
If you wish to discuss the role further please contact:
John Rice, Chairman of the Trustees - Tel: 01926 859291
Stephanie Bennett, Curator - Tel: 01926 491653
Please send expressions of interest by 29th January 2017.
Address: Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire)
St John’s House, Warwick, CV34 4NF
The museum is located on the first floor of St John’s House, which because of the physical restrictions of being a Grade I listed building does not have a lift.
We wish our Trustee opportunities to be accessible to as many people as possible.
Please let us know if you have any health issues that would be helpful for us to know about and that need to be taken into consideration if you were a Museum Trustee (these could include needing disabled access to buildings etc.).