The London Handel Society is a charity dedicated to the celebration of the life and work of the composer and committed to bringing his work to a wide and diverse community. We are seeking a Treasurer to support the work of the charity.

What will you be doing?

The job description is below, but in summary we are looking for someone to manage the finances of the charity and to work both with our small full-time staff and other trustees.

Job Description, Treasurer

  1. Preparing the annual budget in advance in liaison with the Festival Director and Chair of the Finance and Governance Committee
  2. Seeking Board approval of the annual budget in advance of each year
  3. Reporting – Management accounts at each board meeting and making regular, updated full-year forecasts
  4. Supervising and/or making all payments to musicians and other suppliers
  5. Supporting statistics and KPIs gleaned from Spektrix and other sources
  6. Supervising payroll
  7. Liaising with the auditors, preparing annual accounts and obtaining Board sign-off
  8. Arranging all insurances for the Society
  9. Preparation of the Orchestra Tax relief submissions
  10. Member of the Finance and Governance Committee

Please see the attached document for more information about the festival. If there are any questions about what this role will involve, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What are we looking for?

The successful candidate is likely to hold an accountancy qualification and to have worked in the finance function at a reasonably large organisation in the public, private or charitable sectors.

We welcome applications from everyone who has the experience and skills to take on these responsibilities as well as the necessary time.

We are looking for a person with an open mind and contemporary outlook, with an enthusiasm for working at a progressive charity. The successful candidate will be able to connect and relate to people from all walks of life.

We do not require the candidate to be a Handel enthusiast, or even a classical music enthusiast. A board comprising individuals of diverse backgrounds is important to us.

We do however require that the candidate is able to bring passion and drive to the role.

What difference will you make?

This is a vital role to allow the charity to flourish and continue to develop its activities. Particularly given the pandemic, careful attention to the finances of the charity is essential.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

This is an opportunity to make a key contribution to a well regarded charity and to work with a team of people coming together to bring Handel’s music to a wider audience.

Before you apply

London Handel Society job description, Treasurer