Scottish Council of Taekwondo – Treasurer

Role Type: Non-Executive Director
Role Term: 3 Years from appointment date

About the Role

The Treasurer role provides an exciting opportunity to work with a newly established governing body through a time of growth and development. It is the perfect time to get involved, shape and lead how we develop the sport of Taekwondo in Scotland. Applicants should have experience of running accounts for a not for profit body such as a club or charity.

What is Scottish Council of Taekwondo (SCoT)?

The primary objective of SCoT, formed on 10th January 2016, is to enable a diverse group of Taekwondo practitioners to join together and present a united organisation to promote the sport of Taekwondo in Scotland. SCoT is recognised as the national governing body for all forms of Taekwondo in Scotland.

SCoT is ambitious for the development of Taekwondo in Scotland and wishes to be a truly representative organisation. The Treasurer will play a crucial role in ensuring SCoT is fully compliant with the accounting matters as required by the Companies Act and is able to easily manage the investment processes of sportscotland. You will also be responsible for networking and continually looking how to maximise potential to gain additional external funding.

What will be my Tasks and Responsibilities?

  1. be accountable to the Board of Directors for the financial activities of SCOTTISH COUNCIL OF TAEKWONDO LTD
  2. ensure that accurate and timely financial information is presented to the Board of Directors
  3. with the Board Directors, keep abreast of any changes in financial legislation and regulations affecting SCOTTISH COUNCIL OF TAEKWONDO LTD, in particular, with main requirements to organisation and company law
  4. with the Chair prepare an annual budget and monitors financial outcomes of specific projects against budgets as required
  5. Directors and, in the event of there being any, staff, must inform the Treasurer of any unbudgeted income or expenditure
  6. Prepares financial reports to the Board of Directors at each Board meeting. This should show the financial position against budget

What Knowledge, Skills & Qualities Are Required?

Knowledge & Experience:

  • As a minimum expereince of managing the accounts of a club/not for profit organisation
  • An understanding of the modern Scottish sporting landscape

Skills:

  • Proactive, can do attitude
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders
  • Willingness to participate in the governance of the company and the Board
  • Some understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and need to respect confidences

Personal Qualities:

  • Ability to build rapport and network with the interest of SCoT at the forefront
  • Uphold high standards of integrity
  • Support other Directors of SCoT while monitoring their own conduct
  • Question intelligently, debate constructively, challenge rigorously and decide dispassionately
  • Listen sensitively to the views of others
  • Learning: Willing to learn and develop self. Learning from mistakes rather than being intimidated by them
  • Commitment: To attending Board meetings and participation in relevant debates. Willingness to take on subsidiary Board activities as a Chair or Board of Directors member. Prepared to use their skills, knowledge and experience as a mentor as and when required.

Time Commitment:

Board meetings are held on a regular basis. 

Expenses/Remuneration:

The posts are non-remunerated although travel and meeting expenses will be reimbursed according to the SCoT policies and procedures.

Accountability:

The Chair will manage the individual performances of Board members

Term of Office

Directors will serve office for three years at a time.  They may be elected to serve consecutive terms on only one occasion.

Please note:

This vacancy is not open to anyone who has been disqualified from holding a Directorship in a Limited Company.

SCoT is an equal opportunities employer and aims to provide an operating environment free from any form of harassment, intimidation, victimisation or unjustifiable discrimination. We aim to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of discrimination. All appointments are made purely on the basis of merit and ability.

Applications should take the form of a letter outlining how the applicant meets the criteria above sent to: Jane.harvey@scottishcounciloftaekwondo.com

Any questions should be addressed to Jane Harvey via the email above.

Deadline for expressions of interest Midday, Monday 8th November 2021

Date published: 07 October 2021
Date updated: 07 October 2021

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