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Honorary Treasurer
Council for British Research in the Levant
  • Salary Voluntary and unremunerated: reasonable expenses reimbursed
  • Location Flexible Location
  • Job Type Voluntary
  • Category Finance , Trustees
  • Sectors Arts, Culture, Heritage
  • Job Reference : Hon. Treasurer

Job Description

The Council for British Research in the Levant (“CBRL”) is seeking to appoint a new Honorary Treasurer from December 2018. The CBRL is a research charity and membership organisation which operates the UK’s overseas research institutes in Amman and East Jerusalem and supports academic research across a broad range of subject areas – from archaeology to modern social science – in the countries of the Near East.  CBRL has 13 staff across 3 locations and an income of c£1million, derived from government and research grants and its various activities.

CBRL is a member of the British International Research Institutes (“BIRI”), a group of independent charities sharing an office at the British Academy in central London.  

Working with the Chair, Hon Secretary, Trustees and Senior Leadership Team, the role of the new Hon Treasurer will involve:

  • overseeing the strategic financial management of the charity to ensure that the CBRL achieves a financially sustainable position and builds appropriate reserves;
  • overseeing and presenting budgets, internal management accounts and annual financial statements to trustees;
  • involvement, with management and other Hon Officers, in strategic planning and in presentation of plans to potential funders and stakeholders;
  • leading in the trustees’ duty to ensure that proper accounting records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place;
  • advising on the financial implications of the charity’s strategic plan;
  • board-level liaison with the external auditors.
  • ad hoc advice and support for the management team and Trustees on financial matters.
  • chairing the Finance & Governance Sub-Committee

For further information and a person specification please download the PDF attachment.