VOCAL is a dynamic and carer-led organisation VOCAL, supporting over 10,000 carers in Edinburgh and Midlothian. We are committed to excellence in public services with several quality assurance marks to prove it. We positively encourage applications from under-represented minority groups.

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VOCAL is the Voice of Carers Across Lothian, a dynamic and enterprising charity which provides support to over 10,000 unpaid family carers each year in Edinburgh and Midlothian.

We are recruiting for a Treasurer to support our team of six trustees with the competent stewardship of VOCAL’s finances. This role will be undertaken in a part-time paid capacity whilst also serving as a voluntary, unpaid trustee of the charity. Remuneration will be up to £300 pcm.

The Treasurer monitors the financial management of the charity and reports to the Board on budget projections, cash-flow forecasting, income and expenditure accounts and the overarching strategic management of VOCAL’s financial resources.

The Treasurer also acts as a counter signatory for the Board for applications and financial transactions, liaises with auditors and ensures compliance with relevant regulators in a timely fashion.

We are seeking an experienced, qualified accountant with knowledge of charity finance, some familiarity with accountancy software (eg. SAGE) and the ability to communicate financial information.

A full role description can be downloaded here.

  • For a summary of VOCAL’s work, annual accounts and turnover and priorities for the future, please see our most recent report of work here: vocal.org.uk/about/annual-reports
  • For further information, expressions of interest or an informal chat about VOCAL, please contact Sebastian Fischer, Chief Executive, at sfischer@vocal.org.uk, or Bill Aitken, Convenor of the Board, at convenor@vocal.org.uk.
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Your application will be stored on VOCAL’s secure systems and we will only use this information to process and contact you regarding your application. None of the information provided will be shared with a third party unless required to do so or you have given your consent. If you are successful, your application form and any references will be kept for your personnel file. If unsuccessful, your application will be stored for 3 months and then deleted from our systems.