Branch Treasurer

Could you look after the finances for the local SSAFA service in your area? You don’t need a military background, just some basic I.T and finance skills. If so this could be the role for you.

Each branch has a treasurer overseeing the divisions that, in turn, each has a treasurer of their own. This is a key role involving financial planning and financial administration

What is a Branch Treasurer?

There is a SSAFA branch in each county in the UK. These are divided into small local areas that we call divisions. Each branch has a treasurer overseeing the divisions that, in turn each have a treasurer of their own. This is a key role involving financial planning and financial administration.

Why do we need you?

We’ve been supporting the Armed Forces community for more than 130 years. One of the key ways we help people is by tapping into various sources of funding on their behalf. Monitoring and reconciling this flow of funding into and out of SSAFA accounts is important to ensure clients receive timely support and we are able to account for all charitable funds in our care.

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

As part of your local branch you might have access to an office, but many volunteers are based at home.
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 branch committee meetings each year.

What can you gain from this volunteering role?

• 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

• Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses

• Better physical and mental health – studies show that volunteers live longer and experience lower levels of stress and depression!

What about training and support?

• Support from the branch Chair and the Finance team based at our central office.

• Online training modules to complete at home, so you are up to date on how to keep clients, their families and personal information safe

• Access to a range of e-learning courses

• Support from the Volunteer Support Manager and the 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 online 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 do I 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

We welcome volunteers of all backgrounds, abilities, races, sexual orientations, socio-economic backgrounds, and of all faiths and none. SSAFA are committed to making reasonable adjustments to support disabled volunteers, so they have access to the same opportunities and experiences as non-disabled volunteers.

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
  • Supporting divisions to manage their local finances
  • Making and recording all authorized payments
  • Preparing year-end accounts and financial statements including arranging an independent review
  • Working with the branch secretary, advise on a local fundraising program to cover branch running costs
  •  Identify and manage the return of any surplus monies from grants as appropriate
  •  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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