We are recruiting a Treasurer

May 25, 2022

Young Speakers Scotland is a charity (SCIO no. 050590) which works with young people throughout Scotland, to develop the skills and capacities that will help broaden their opportunities in life and enable them to realise their potential. We do this through debating and public speaking; we offer speech and debates workshops for pupils, competitions, and training for teachers, all supported by resources and training materials.

Through our outreach programmes, and especially our flagship programme, ‘Speak up Scotland’, we target schools and pupils in areas of high deprivation, who would not otherwise have access to this activity, providing a fun and supportive learning environment. The transferable long-term skills that pupils gain boost exam performance, day-to-day confidence and future employability.

This is an exciting time for YSS. Having navigated the demands of Covid-19 and moved our programmes online, we are now working on an ambitious new strategy.

We have recently appointed new Trustees to enhance the diversity of our Board and are now seeking to appoint 1 more Trustee to take on the role of Treasurer. The role would involve producing monthly management accounts, initiating bank payments for authorisation, liaison with our accountants, preparation of a report to members at the AGM. Previous Board experience is not essential.

The Trustee roles are not remunerated. Before Covid-19 struck, we met approximately 6 times a year in person, usually in central Edinburgh; since the beginning of the pandemic, we have met online and anticipate maintaining regular (probably minimum monthly) contact online as well as gathering together in person when circumstances permit.

Trustees are encouraged to attend YSS events and to become involved in aspects of the charity’s activity.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter, explaining what you would bring to this role, to the Chair of the Board, Gurvinder Brar, on g.s.brar@hotmail.com. If you would like to discuss the role you may contact Gurvinder or the Deputy Chair, Wendy Bellars on wabellars@yahoo.co.uk.