Cheshire Dance seeks a Treasurer

Contact name

Adam Holloway



Cheshire Dance is a registered Charity founded in 1976 with a core mission to offer everyone – regardless of age, background, ability / disability – access to dance and the chance to benefit from its transformative power. A specialist in dance participation, 92% of our programme seeks to address the systemic issues around inequalities of opportunity and health and focuses on those with protected characteristics.

Cheshire Dance is currently seeking a Treasurer with accountancy and finance experience (not necessarily with Board experience) to join its Board of Trustees.

We are a supportive and collaborative group of people who embrace new ideas, constructive challenge and big-picture thinking. We respect one other and value generosity, honesty and a sense of humour in how Board members share their views. An outward-facing organisation, we welcome those with a diverse background.

An ideal Treasurer will share our passion for our work in underrepresented communities and our mission to ensure everyone has access to dance. It is not vital that you have active experience in the dance world, but you will share the passion for our purpose.

Current board members have a wide range of skills and experience and the Treasurer role will complement those with a particular focus on:

  • Knowledge and experience of current fundraising and finance practice relevant to small charities.
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management
  • Good financial analysis skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly

The role and responsibilities of the Treasurer:

  • Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
  • Chair the Finance Committee, made up of a small group of the Co-Chairs, Director and Trustees. Meetings are held quarterly, in addition to regular board meetings.
  • Liaise with relevant staff and committee members to ensure the financial viability of the organisation.
  • Support the Director to ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place.
  • Oversee the production of necessary financial reports both internal and external, annual budgets, annual returns, annual report and accounts for audit/independent examination.
  • Oversee the production of the annual budget and propose its adoption at the last meeting of the previous financial year (Usually February).
  • Oversee the monitoring and reporting on the financial health of Cheshire Dance ensuring fellow Board members are aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them.
  • Appraise the financial viability of plans, proposals and feasibility studies.


This is a voluntary role that offers the opportunity to give back to your community whilst gaining a wealth of transferrable personal and professional skills that will empower, enrich and enable you to extend your network in the creative, cultural, public, voluntary, education and health sectors.



Discover more by downloading a Treasurer Information Pack today.



How to Apply

For more information, please download a Treasurer Information Pack. To apply for our Treasurer, please submit your Expression of Interest with responses to the following questions along with your CV:

  • Why would you like to join Cheshire Dance as a Trustee?
  • What skills and experience do you have that will be relevant to the role of Treasurer?
  • What do you feel you’ll bring to the Board of Cheshire Dance in terms of skills, experience, perspectives, knowledge or other.

Please include any experience you have of working with Arts Council England, Local Authorities, in Education and /or Health sectors.

Your Expression of Interest should be sent by 5pm on 19th January 2024 to Adam Holloway, Director, Interviews will take place on 6th February 2024.


Do you have any questions?

If you have any questions or would like an informal chat with our Director, Adam Holloway or our Co Chair, Peter Mearns before submitting your expression of interest, please email: or


Treasurer Information Pack