Treasurer vacancy

Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust seeks to recruit a new Trustee as Treasurer (this is an unpaid position).

The Trust

The Community Trust manage two buildings. The historic Old Girls’ School, built in 1876, was saved from probable demolition and in September 2018 opened as a Community Centre. This was mainly due to the Community Trust’s successful bid for Lottery Funding. The Centre, which provides a variety of facilities for our growing population. employs a Manager, two Co-ordinators, a cleaner and a caretaker, all supported by a Management Group. We also manage the library which was likely to close unless it became a community library, staffed and run by volunteers. In April 2017 we opened our doors as Sherburn & Villages Community Library with a team of 70 volunteers. We have been successful in providing more than just books with services, meeting space, social and recreational activity and a community hub, servicing Sherburn and the surrounding area. We also employ a Community Development Manager who is responsible for maintaining community services and the production of a community newsletter which is published 6 times per annum.

The Role


Our Board of Trustees recently undertook a skills audit and identified the need for a Trustee with financial or accounting experience, who can provide an overview of the organisation’s affairs and ensure its financial viability.  Trustees attend monthly meetings, with the Treasurer required to submit a monthly report of the Trusts’ finances.

The responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee the financial responsibilities of the Trusts’ commitments
  • Prepare budgets and accounts for three ledgers, including forecasts for the financial resources required for current and future needs
  • Ensure the Board of Trustees is aware of its financial responsibilities and appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place
  • Preparing financial accounts for three ledgers
  • Ensure the accounts and financial systems are audited as required by law and the Charities Commission
  • Liaise with the volunteer Bookkeeper who administers the general finances of the Trust
  • Liaise with the auditors/independent examiners

The Trust is financially secure, with both facilities proving to be very successful in meeting forecasts and budgets.  The Trust meets once a month, on an evening, with Trustees providing a number of skill sets to the benefit of the Trust and the Community it serves.

The Trustees are all committed to the success of the Community Centre and the Library and are passionate that they will continue to flourish and be a success.  This is an opportunity to join an enthusiastic group, where members are encouraged to participate in open discussions for the benefit of the future of the facilities and the local community.

To express an interest in this role or find out more, please email

Logos for Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust, Old Girls School Community Centre, and Sherburn & Villages Community Library

Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Charity Reg.No: 1166770.