Children’s Health Scotland Treasurer
Rutherford Cross
August 31, 2017
Job Type
Scotland & UK
Public Sector and Not for Profit
Tax and Treasury


Children’s Health Scotland is the only charity in Scotland which is dedicated to promoting and championing the needs of all children and young people and their families at times of illness. They inform children and young people, parents and carers of their rights and responsibilities, where to access advice and support and what they should expect from health service providers. CHS empowers parents and carers to participate in decisions about the treatment and care of their children. They supply information and resources, support and advice with the aim of helping families access the best possible healthcare.

Children’s Health Scotland is an independent organisation and so is not part of any health board or hospital. To date funding is primarily through government grants and donations and there is a large focus on policy, programmes and working in partnership with a multitude of stakeholders.

Their office is based in central Edinburgh.

The Opportunity

The Treasurer will monitor the financial affairs the charity and report to the Executive Committee at regular intervals on the financial situation of the organisation, in line with good practice and in accordance with its Articles of Association and relevant legal and regulatory guidelines.

The Treasurer will work closely with the national Co-ordinator and Finance Officer in this regard. The Treasurer is a trustee of Children’s Health Scotland and as such shares in the duties, responsibilities and decisions in all matters whether they pertain to finance or otherwise.

Key Responsibilities and Duties


  • To ensure Children’s health Scotland complies with financial guidance and requirements issued by the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator (OSCR)
  • To ensure budgets, accounts and financial statements are presented to the Executive Committee timeously and in such a way as to enable decision making
  • To ensure proper accounts and records are maintained, ensuring financial resources are spent and invested in line with good governance, legal and regulatory requirements
  • To lead on the development and implementation of financial, reserves and investment policies.


  • To liaise with the National Co-ordinator, the Finance Officer, and any Auditor or Independent Examiner appointed, in relation to financial matters
  • To monitor and advise on the financial viability of the charity
  • To oversee and monitor financial controls, systems and policies
  • To advise on the financial implications of strategic and business plans
  • To act as a counter-signatory on cheques and applications for funds
  • To represent the organisation at external events as appropriate
  • To chair any Finance Sub-Committee as appropriate.

Required Skills & Experience

To apply for this role, you must have a proven track record in accountancy or financial management.

It is preferred that candidates hold professional accountancy or financial qualification though it is not essential.

Knowledge of the child healthcare system through work or personal experience is helpful but not a pre-requisite for applicants.

What to do Next

If interested in this opportunity, please send your CV to Mark Lewis on [email protected]

Please note the assessment for this opportunity will be handled directly by Children’s Health Scotland which will involve an application form and interview(s).

Please note this is a voluntary appointment with a commitment of around 6-8 hours every 4-6 weeks and a minimum commitment of 2 years. Volunteers must be at least 23 years of age.

Expenses are available for travel costs when attending meetings (2nd class rail travel) and food is provided at Board meetings. Expenses (via cheque) are paid on day of meeting or within one week of being incurred.

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