Host Organisation: Bollington Initiative Trust

TRUSTEE OF BOLLINGTON INITIATIVE TRUST - DEVELOPMENT TRUST BASED IN BOLLINGTON. VOLUNTARY. HALF DAY PER MONTH. PLENTY OF SUPPORT.

Opportunity Interests: Arts, Heritage and Culture, Children and Young People, Community Development, Community Halls/Buildings, Environment/Conservation
Type of Activity: Accountancy / Finance, Business Development, Management, Trusteeship
Location: Bollington
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Anytime

1. Act as a Trustee contributing to the Trustee Board.

BIT has three properties that it manages in Bollington. A Victorian former toilet block updated and turned into space leased for business purposes; an important area of natural habitat encompassing woodland and a watercourse called Tinkers Clough and a Victorian former school, the Water Street Centre, used as an important community space currently occupied by a charitable pre-school. As a Trustee you would be contributing to the maintenance and development of these important community assets.

2. Oversee the financial affairs of the charity.

You would be supported by the existing paid bookkeeping service. We also have an external examiner who signs off the accounts. .

3. Monitor and report on finances.

Trustee Board meets ca. every two months. A one page report is required for each Board meeting.
BIT's accounts are relatively straightforward with regular income flows and expenditure. The existing Treasurer who is moving out of the area for work treasons is available to assist in any handover.

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: Yes
Skills and Qualifications Required:

Someone who is committed to Bollington and the area and has a passion for community service.
Someone who has the ability to act as a Trustee.
Someone who is financially literate and has some financial management skills.
Someone who can communicate clearly.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: No
If yes, for what and at what rate?:
What support is available for the volunteer?:

You would be supported by the existing paid bookkeeping service.
We also have an external examiner who signs off the accounts.
The existing Treasurer who is moving out of the area for work treasons is available to assist in any handover.
You would have the support of the existing, experienced, Trustees.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

To be discussed as appropriate.
Some Trustees have attended training through the legal firm Crowe.