Treasurer - Friends of Chitambo

Treasurer - Friends of Chitambo

Location: Penicuik

Salary: Voluntary 

About the Organisation:

Friends of Chitambo SCIO are seeking a new Treasurer for their small but fast-growing Penicuik-based charity.  They support health projects at Chitambo Hospital, central Zambia, the living memorial to Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingstone, who died nearby.

Their main focus is on providing nurse training scholarships for disadvantaged students, ambulance maintenance, and emergency care improvements.

This is a substantial, hands on, voluntary role, suiting someone experienced in bookkeeping or accountancy, with the time and commitment to offer e.g. retired, not working or working part-time and preferably local to Midlothian but not restricted to these groups

  • Minimum monthly time commitment: 8 hours
  •  plus at least 2 more hours a quarter for committee meetings (4/year) by telephone conference
  • additional time at peak budget reporting periods 
  • around 5 financial reports/year, to OSCR, HMRC, Scottish Government, and charity AGM.   
  • Must liaise closely with charity Chair, including in face to face meetings as necessary.

Please see the following link for details:

6 month trial period offered, to ensure good fit with this key role.  A minimum of 2 months notice required before stepping down from the role.  

A commitment?  Yes, but one full of the rewards of making a difference where it is most needed.  

If interested, please contact Dr. Jo Vallis, Chair, for further information:; mobile phone no. 07791262918

Thank you.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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