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Eastcote and Ruislip Choral Society- Treasurer

Details of the Charity:

Eastcote & Ruislip Choral Society has been in existence since 1946.  Originally known as Eastcote and District Choir and then Eastcote Choral Society we became Eastcote & Ruislip Choral Society in 2017 to raise our profile in the Ruislip area.

The choir currently has just over 40 members.  Robert Jones, who is also Director of Music at St Brides Fleet Street in the City of London, is our current conductor.  Our accompanist is Laurence Frankel who is a freelance oboist, accompanist and teacher.

We rehearse on Tuesday evenings at Ruislip Methodist Church Hall, HA4 7BZ and sing a variety of choral works. We perform three concerts a year which are funded by a combination of members’ subscriptions, ticket sales, grant funding and a range of ‘self-help’ activities.   All our performances are in the local area and we work with local orchestras and musicians and a wide range of professional soloists.

The Society is a charity and is run by a small elected committee made up of members who are also Trustees.  We hold an annual AGM at which the accounts and Trustees Report are presented to members. The Committee carries out all the responsibilities of running the choir but are primarily people who have joined the choir to sing!  We are active members of the HAA.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

  • It would be helpful if the Treasurer could attend one rehearsal a month for 8 or 9 months of the year. 
  • Other Treasurer jobs could be done in his or her own time from any location.  
  • The time commitment is roughly 1-2hours/week but with additional workload at peak times before concerts and the AGM. 
  • The Treasurer manages the day to day running of the Society’s account including payments (eg hall rental, subscription to Making Music etc) and receipts (eg members’ subscriptions and other income) and the issuing of cheques to the conductor and accompanist (monthly) and to concert musicians and soloists (3 times a year). 
  • They also liaise with the secretary regarding the annual gift aid claim, work with the Chairman in the preparation and submission of grant applications and meet as and when with the Independent Examiner and a nominated Committee member to monitor the accounts. 
  • They also present financial updates and recommendations to the Committee four times a year and present accounts annually in the autumn to the AGM prior to submission to HMRC and the Charity Commission. 
  • Any meetings will usually be in the Ickenham area.

Skills Required:

  • Formal accounting skills are not essential but the individual must understand about the correct handling of publicly accountable money and have some knowledge of maintaining payment and receipt accounts.
  •  Ability to manage day to day accounts, to advise the committee and to present accounts annually to the AGM.

Additional Benefits:

  • Reimbursed travel expenses
  • 2 free tickets to every concert
  • Hours will be recorded on your H.E.A.R which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours volunteered will contribute towards the Brunel Volunteers Award, which leads to an invitation to the Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony at the end of the year
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