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The Friends of White Hall Centre is a new charity set up to support White Hall outdoor education centre. White Hall Centre, owned and operated by Derbyshire County Council is one of the country's leading Outdoor Education Centres. Situated near Buxton in a stunning location in the beautiful Peak District National Park, White Hall has given thousands of children unforgettable learning experiences since it opened seventy years ago in 1951 as Britain's first Local Education Authority Outdoor Centre.

To ensure the centre can continue for at least the next seventy years the Friends of White Hall will raise awareness and funds to support the centre's aim to offer every child in Derbyshire the skills they need to enjoy outdoor pursuits and feel safe and confident in our countryside.

Find out more about White Hall Centre at

The Treasurer's Role

We are looking for a Trustee to join our Board as Treasurer. As Treasurer you will support the Chair Board of Trustees with the financial planning and management of the Friends of White Hall Centre charity, ensuring they are conducted legally, within appropriate accounting conventions, and good practice.

As with all our Trustees we are looking for someone with a keen interest in the development of young people. Additionally they need to be prepared to support the Chair and Board in every aspect of developing and growing the Friends of White Hall Centre.

You will be required to attend at least 3 Board meetings per year plus the AGM, keeping Board members informed about the organisation's finances by report at the Board meetings, and all members at the AGM. The Charity will fundraise for the White Hall Centre and the Treasurer will need to ensure the financial arrangements are appropriate. The Charity is independent of the running of the Centre and Derbyshire County Council so there is no financial accountability for running the Centre or paying staff.

The Charity has an existing auditor who will provide financial assurance.

What we are ooking for in the volunteer

Personal qualities

  • Passion and commitment to the development of young people and the vision, mission and strategic objectives of Friends of White Hall
  • Strong interpersonal skills and network/relationship building capabilities
  • Tact and diplomacy - ability to listen and engage effectively
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to commit time flexibly as the role requires including travel and attending events outside office hours

Desirable Experience

  • Experience of charity finances and/or working with a Board would be an advantage

Desirable Knowledge and skills

  • Financial planning and management knowledge and either knowledge of or a commitment to develop a broad understanding of charity finance issues
  • Ability to communicate financial information to those who may have little or no financial background
  • An understanding of financial accounting and reporting procedure

What difference will you make?

As a Trustee, you will have the opportunity to influence Derbyshire young people's lives to enable them to grow and develop, through their experience of outdoor education, both now and in the future. So, trustees are essential to enable us to achieve our goals. As Treasurer you would fill a key role in supporting these goals.

What's in it for the volunteer?

You'll have the opportunity to make a positive difference to young people through outdoor education in Derbyshire. At the same time this is a chance to develop skills and experience, grow your network and learn from a diverse group of volunteers and professional staff.

Applications and time scales

Please contact Dan Riley at White Hall Centre on 01298 23260 or 07971 364 176 to discuss the role informally.

Once you have discussed the role please send a CV and cover letter to highlighting how your relevant experience and skills meet our needs (max. 500 words).

The deadline for applications is Monday 30th of September 2021. Your application will be reviewed by a panel of at least 2 trustees and a White Hall Centre staff member.

Interviews will take place the week beginning 15th of October with a view to starting the role in November.