Scottish Records Association 

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Vacancy for Treasurer of the Scottish Records Association

(Registered Charity SC008896)

The Scottish Records Association (SRA) is currently seeking a new Honorary Treasurer. Founded in 1977, the SRA provides a forum for users, owners and custodians of Scottish records to discuss matters relating to the records, their custody and conservation and research. The SRA has an active membership and produces a journal and conference each year, as well as a biannual newsletter. It also offers additional activities for its members, such as summer visits to archive repositories and palaeography workshops. As Treasurer, you will be one of seven honorary office bearers on the SRA Council and will make a vital contribution to the smooth running of the Association.


As well as contributing to the discussion on wider issues relating to the Association, the Treasurer’s specific financial duties include:

  • Budgeting and keeping track of income and expenditure (using MS Excel)
  • Managing the Association’s bank accounts
  • Issuing invoices and payments by cheque
  • Producing and presenting the Treasurer’s report at SRA Council meetings and at the Annual General Meeting
  • Preparing and submitting the Association’s annual accounts for scrutiny by an independent examiner
  • Assisting the Association’s Membership Secretary to keep track of payment of membership subscriptions and submitting Gift Aid claims to HMRC

This is an exciting opportunity to take an active role in the Association and to develop experience of managing budgets. The Council is a friendly group who will support and encourage you in this interesting role.


Commitment
The SRA has charitable status and all officials and members of Council are volunteers. Officials are elected annually at the Association’s AGM and normally serve for a minimum of three years. The time commitment required varies depending upon Council’s activities, but the office holder should expect to devote around 1-2 hours per week on average. The outgoing Treasurer will be pleased to offer support to the new post holder.

For more information or to apply for this role

If you would like to apply for this role, please contact Anne Cameron, SRA Secretary at enquiries@scottishrecordsassociation.org

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please contact Josephine Dixon at Josephine.Dixon@nrscotland.gov.uk