Honorary Treasurer

The Science Council is looking for a Treasurer to support our growth and has the vision and commitment to help grow the Science Council into an increasingly respected, influential, and sustainable organisation so that we can continue to uphold public trust and confidence in the scientific workforce. As Treasurer you will play a key role in securing the medium-term viability and the longer-term financial sustainability.

What will you be doing?

As Treasurer you will bring financial knowledge and strategic insight to the role and advise on growth plans and how we can maximise the use of our assets. You will play a key role on the Board of Trustees by ensuring robust oversight and scrutiny of our financial resources, and that financial plans and strategies are aligned with our activities.

You will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee to monitor the financial administration of the charity, keeping the Board of Trustees informed on the state of the charity’s financial health, in line with good practice and legal requirements

In addition, you will have the general duties of a trustee to ensure that the charity pursues its objects and complies with all legal obligations. These duties are listed in the attached recruitment pack.

What are we looking for?

Skills and experience require

• A strong understanding and experience of financial management and accounting within the voluntary, trade or membership body sectors.
• Strong business and financial acumen.
• Ability to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences.
• Ability to communicate financial information and risk to trustees.

• Financial qualification.
• Understanding of charity governance.


Our offices are located near Old Street in London, but we now offer a fully flexible and hybrid home/office working culture. We hold half of our Board and committee meetings online. Where meeting are held face to face, these will be in central London.

Time Commitment

In addition to their trustee responsibilities as stated above, the Honorary Treasurer role requires a commitment of up to an additional 8 days per annum


Tuesday 2nd January 2024

Before you apply

Read the Candidate Recruitment Pack

How to apply

You can visit our online recruitment side to apply.