Service Committee Treasurer

Could you look after the finances for the local SSAFA committee? You don’t need an accountancy background, just some basic I.T and finance skills. If so, this could be the role for you!

There are SSAFA committees on many military bases around the UK and overseas. Each one has a treasurer to carry out financial planning and administration.

Why do we need you?

We’ve been supporting the Armed Forces community for more than 130 years. In recognition of their service to the Nation we aim to provide financial, practical and emotional support when it’s needed most. To do this we need volunteers who can ensure that all our finances are well organised and administered in accordance with our regulations and charity law.

When would you be needed and where would you be based?

This flexible role involves using our on-line financial management system and on-line bank accounts and so can be done when and where suits you best. You will need to attend a number of committee meetings each year.

What can you gain from this volunteering role?

  • Give back to your local military community
  • Gain experience of holding a responsible role in a well-respected charity
  • Use your skills, knowledge and life experience to benefit others
  • Support and friendship from your local SSAFA branch and the wider SSAFA community
  • Experience, training and skills that you can highlight on your CV and in job interviews
  • Better physical and mental health – studies show that volunteers live longer and experience lower levels of stress and depression!

What about training and support?

  • Induction and support from the Committee Chair
  • On-line training modules to complete at home, so you are up to date on how to keep clients, their families and personal information safe
  • Support from a Volunteer Support Manager (per region)
  • Access to the Finance Team and Volunteer Support Team based at our central office
  • Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses

What are we looking for?

  • Friendly and approachable people with some experience of financial administration
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Ability to be respectful and non-judgemental with volunteers, other agencies and SSAFA colleagues
  • Ability to send and receive emails – you will receive your own SSAFA email address
  • Willingness to use our on-line banking and on-line finance management system (this is covered in training)
  • Reliable attitude; contact volunteers promptly, keep appointments etc.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and keep information safely
  • Access to public transport or a car to travel to meetings etc.
  • Ability to provide two referees: former employers or other people that know you well (other than relatives)

How to find out more?

  • Complete the volunteer application form below.
  • Call our friendly central Volunteer Team on 0800 260 6775. They can answer any general questions about volunteering and put you in touch with your local branch

How do we use your information?

The information you provide will be used to create a personal record on our database if your application to become a SSAFA volunteer is successful. It will not be used for any other purpose or shared with any other organisation; all data collected from unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed as soon as it is no longer needed. SSAFA complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018.  Please read our privacy policy for more information.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

SSAFA complies with the Equality Act 2010 and welcomes volunteers from all walks of life. For further details see our equality and diversity policy.

What you'll do

Key role responsibilities

  • Maintaining and reconciling local bank accounts and recording transactions
  • Making and recording all authorised payments
  • Preparing year end accounts and financial statements including arranging an independent review
  • Working with the committee, agree a local fundraising programme to meet the needs of the annual plan
  • Providing reports to the branch committee and to SSAFA’s Central Office
  • Maintaining accurate records using our on-line finance management system
  • Being a positive ambassador for SSAFA remembering that anyone you meet could be a potential client, volunteer or fundraiser
  • Volunteering within the standards and values of SSAFA including observing our policies such as the Volunteering policy and data protection policy (these will be covered in your training and local induction)

Application form


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