Board Trustee – Honorary Treasurer

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Hybrid: Edinburgh, Glasgow or Remote
  • Closing 12th August 2024

  • Advertised from 11th July 2024
  • Non salary, out of pocket expenses will be paid
  • VOL24/03


The role can be based in Edinburgh, Glasgow or undertaken remotely.

To help govern and lead us we are recruiting a trustee who will succeed the position of honorary treasurer. Working alongside the current trustee before their planned departure there will a period of crossover to ensure a smooth transition. Our volunteer trustees must share our values, believe in our purpose and be passionate about putting children first.

You must be able to demonstrate sound, independent judgement and have an ability to be strategic, open minded and to work collaboratively and collectively. You should have great interpersonal skills, have an ability to challenge constructively where required and be able to critically assess and analyse complex issues. Good listening and communication skills are essential.

The specific skills required for this role are accountancy, and specifically experience in any or all of financial reporting, management accounting delivery or oversight, auditing or general financial management. Fulfilling an existing role or a recent past role in any of these domains will be required, and any experience of non-executive roles using your financial specialism in the charity sector would be a bonus.

We are especially keen to attract trustees with experience in digital technologies and specific knowledge of professional practice in health, social work, justice with experience of strategic service delivery for children in need of care and protection.

We are proud of the way we do things at Children 1st, we put relationships, rights, respect and compassion at the heart of everything we do, and we believe that with the best people delivering the best quality support, amazing transformation can take place. With this in mind we are actively recruiting those who have been historically excluded from governance roles and want to broaden our representation, inclusion and diversity so that we truly represent all of Scotland’s children. If you think you don’t fit the traditional profile of a board member but believe in our purpose and want to make a contribution to our work, please do get in touch. We will offer support and flexibility to ensure any barriers to your involvement are removed.

Application notes

For further information on the role and how to apply, please visit Volunteer with us | Children 1st

Closing Date: Monday 12 August 2024 at noon. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Thursday 29 August 2024.

Children 1st has a long tradition of valuing and involving sessional and volunteer workers. To find out more about volunteering with us, please visit our website.

The selection process will include seeking PVG Scheme/Disclosure information.

Children 1st is the working name of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Registered Charity No: SC 016092

Equal opportunities matter to Children 1st