Treasurer / bookkeeper - volunteer

Recovery Festival CIC
Volunteer role
Closing Date: 
Thursday, 20 June, 2024 - 23:45
Contract Type: 
Part Time
3-4 hours per month, more in May-July. Very little August-December
Contract Details: 
Volunteer role
Details of Role: 

Could this be you?

Are you interested in being part of a community event that helps people rebuild their lives and contribute positively to the life and community of Bristol?

Do you have book-keeping skills?

Would you like to be Treasurer for the Recovery Festival Community Interest Company? This is not a heavy time commitment. The Recovery Festival is an annual Bristol-based event in June or July, with an income well below £10k per year and no payroll.

About us

The Recovery Festival is a one-day, Bristol-based, community event, which is free to anyone who wants to come along. This annual, volunteer-led celebration of life in recovery, started in 2013, has become the biggest recovery-focused event in the South West, demonstrating that no matter what any of us have been through, it is always possible to transform the worst and to bring out the best in ourselves.

Together we carry hope, compassion and understanding, and we are willing to accept help and support one another along the way.

We create an atmosphere of fun, hopefulness, and inclusivity, allowing us all to meet as equals and be inspired by one another.

  • For those in recovery:  we celebrate the stories and achievements of individuals, families and communities across the South West who have been impacted by addiction, isolation, homelessness,  mental ill-health or other major life-disrupting circumstances.
  • For those still in active addiction, we offer evidence that a worthwhile life of freedom from the substances/situations that have trapped them, is both possible and enjoyable.
  • For those working or volunteering with treatment and support organisations, we enable networking and help enhance their knowledge and experience of recovery, as well as giving an opportunity to meet people who have survived, thrived and moved on to a better life.
  • For those who think addiction is a dead end, it is our hope that we can change their mind.


Your role

As a treasurer you will be responsible for:

  • Providing guidance and supporting the committee to use excellent systems and procedures.
  • Helping prepare budgets
  • Reporting to the Committee, in writing or in person, regarding cash-flow forecasting, income streams, outgoing expenses.
  • Handling BACS payments and acting as a signatory on bank payments.
  • Finance role ensuring the monthly accounts are accurate and produced regularly.
  • Main point of contact for HMRC, Companies House, Bank account, and any payments required by suppliers.
  • Helping foresee challenges ahead and mitigate risks to the financial sustainability of the CIC
  • Expect about 4 hours per month until July, with increased activity around the time of the festival (currently in late June). Very little expected August-December.
  • Apart from occasional attendance at committee meetings, most of the work can be done online in your own time.

About you

We are looking for a person who has:

  • Good financial management knowledge and skills, preferred qualified bookkeeper with experience of preparation of accounts in XERO or similar software.
  • Good experience in a financial role
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • A commitment to Recovery Festival values of hopefulness and inclusivity
  • A commitment to equal opportunities
  • Available to receive a handover when our current treasurer steps down after this year’s festival  in June.
How to Apply: 

Please apply by sending us a copy of your CV and letting us know why you are interested in this role.

Clare Fleming, Chair Recovery Festival CIC   07762 108464

and Hayley Chiba, Treasuer 

If you would like to know more before applying, please contact either Clare or Hayley for further information.

Contact Person: 
Clare Fleming
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
07762 108464