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Are you an accountant with solid finance experience? Would you like to use your skills to help a growing community group in Shoreham-by-sea to improve wellbeing through the arts? If so,we'd love to have a chat about our volunteer Treasurer role.

Apron is a community arts and craft initiative in Shoreham-by-Sea. We believe everyone in our community should have a space to be creative. We offer inter-generational arts and crafts workshops, cultural heritage events and inclusive pop-up sessions in venues across our town. 

We believe access to, and participation in, all forms of the creative arts are good for people's mental health and wellbeing. For the past three years, we have been providing arts-based workshops to support people in our community . We run artist-led workshops and creative events across Adur and Worthing, including the annual Shoreham Light Parade. 

We are also building a community garden for therapeutic gardening and outdoor led craft sessions, due to open in the spring of 2021. Our work comes under the initiatives of Arts on Prescription and arts-based Social Prescribing.

Apron is currently an unincorporated, constituted group but we are aiming to become a registered charity within the next three months. The organisation is largely dependent on fundraising from grant giving bodies, including trusts and foundations, although it has had some financial support from local councils and the community. 

We are looking for a Treasurer to:

  • Oversee the management of our organisation's finance.
  • Provide support to the Director in our transfer to charity status.
  • Process invoices and payments
  • Be responsible for the general bookkeeping.


Ideally we are looking for:

  • A qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA or ACCA)  with solid, hands-on, budget management skills (but we're still interested to hear from you if you're not qualified  but have the relevant experience). 
  • Experience of producing management accounts.
  • Experience of payroll.
  • Skills to collaborate with fellow trustees
  • Strong organisational abilities.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Tactful and discreet.
  • Interest and appreciation for the arts.

It would be amazing if you also had these qualities but we'd still love to hear from you if you don't

  • Knowledge and understanding of the charity sector.
  • Experience of working in the arts sector, or with the arts sector.
  • Experience of liaising with auditors.
  • Experience of accounting systems.
  • Experience of reporting to funders.

If you'd like to know more, please click on the REGISTER YOUR INTEREST button and we will get in touch for an informal chat. 


The chance to use your skills to benefit the local community.

The opportunity to meet new people locally and make new connections with local organisations.

Experience for your CV if that's of interest to you.

Practical Considerations

The deadline for applications is Monday 7th December 2020

Interviews (via zoom) are scheduled for Monday 14 and Tuesday 15th December 2020

When do I need to be available?

Details There is a lot of flexibility in this role to enable you to fit your volunteer duties around your other commitments
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?


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  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training