Volunteering opportunities for CAs

Volunteering Opportunities for CAs

ICAS supports charity work

ICAS is fully supportive of members taking on voluntary roles. Members who do so should ensure that they keep up to date with charity sector developments relevant to their role in order to comply with ICAS CPD requirements. For members acting as volunteer independent examiners, ICAS has issued additional guidance within the publication ICAS Guidance for CAs acting for Scottish charities.

If you're a charity or a voluntary organisation looking for a CA, and would like to place a vacancy advertisement on our website, please submit more information here. We encourage non-members from the accounting & finance community to take up these opportunities as well. 

Available opportunities

Non Executive Director, Scottish Parent Teacher Council


About the employer

SPTC is a charity and membership organisation committed to ensuring the best educational outcomes for Scotland’s young people. We believe all young people should benefit from the support of an engaged parent or significant adult as they move through school and beyond.

About the vacancy

The board of SPTC would like to appoint Director Trustees with specific business skills, who can buy into our mission and bring their skills to bear on a growing and changing membership organisation. Specific skills we are looking for are HR, Finance and Legal (corporate). Finance is our priority.

Time commitment

Commitment will be to six board meetings each year (Saturday, Edinburgh) plus occasional on-line communication and some face-to-face support to the staff on programme management. This is likely to be equivalent to around two days/16 hours per month.

How to apply

Please contact Eileen Prior eileen@sptc.info or call her on 0131 474 6199 for an initial chat before making a formal application.


Interested in the role?

Apply now


Trustee/Treasurer, Positive Realities

  • Employer: Positive Realities
  • Contact: Susan Veitch, 0131 629 4800
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Closing date for applications: 30th November 2016

About the employer

Positive Realities is an Edinburgh based Charity working with young people and adults between 12-25 years to promote a successful transition into adulthood using a positive psychology approach to improve well-being.

About the vacancy

We are seeking to recruit a Trustee/Treasurer to participate in the strategic management of the charity and assist in financial tasks such as preparing annual accounts.

Time commitment

The Board of Trustees meet approximately every 2 months. The monthly time commitment is between 2-6 hours.

How to apply

Please email susan@positiverealities.org or visit our website for an application form.


Interested in the role?

Apply now


Treasurer/Board Member, Home Link Family Support

  • Employer: Home Link Family Support
  • Contact: Paula Swanston, 0131 661 0890
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Closing date for applications: 30 November 2016

About the employer

Home Link Family Support is a voluntary organisation providing home visiting support to families with young children who live in Edinburgh and Midlothian. The families we support have at least one child under 5, but may have older children as well. We screen and train volunteers who are then matched with a family to offer them practical and emotional support. We currently have about 75 fully trained volunteers who provide weekly support to families across our three main areas of volunteering work:

  • Family Support Service – in Midlothian and Edinburgh
  • Ante-natal Support Service – in Edinburgh
  • Midlothian Young Parents Support Service

In addition Home Link Family Support offers a Systemic Family Counselling Service in Midlothian which offers a unique therapeutic service for the whole family in their own home and is for families with children aged 0-18.

Funding comes from Midlothian and Edinburgh Councils, the Big Lottery and many Trusts and Donars. We are also fortunate to receive support from many charitable trusts and foundations.

About the vacancy

Home Link Family Support is a small but dynamic organisation with a long standing reputation, established in 1986. It is a charity and company limited by guarantee with a turnover in excess of £300,000. The Board of Trustees has overall responsibility for the operational and strategic management of the organisation and the responsibility to ensure that the organisation meets its aims and objectives and complies with legislation

Home Link Family Support is looking to recruit a new Board Member to strengthen the Board and offer specific knowledge and experience in the Finance area. We are currently looking to recruit a Treasurer.

Specific tasks:

  • Attending Bi-monthly Board meetings  -  evenings
  • Attending quarterly meeting of one subgroup (Finance in this instance, other groups are HR and Policy and Compliance) – evenings
  • Contribute to work being done by the Board
  • Give 4-6 hours per month for home working on agreed projects, as required

All board members are asked to give a minimum commitment of 3 years.

  • What we offer:
  • Full induction training
  • On-going training opportunities
  • Out of pocket expenses
  • Career development planning
  • Social events throughout the year

NB – this role is subject to reference checks

Time commitment

The monthly time commitment is up to 6 hours per month.

How to apply

Contact Paula Swanston at Paula.s@homelinkfamilysupport.org or 0131 661 0890 for more information and a recruitment pack for board members.


Interested in the role?

Apply now


Board Member, Newbattle Abbey College

  • Employer: Newbattle Abbey College
  • Contact: Jackie Robertson, 0131 663 1921
  • Location: Newbattle Abbey College, Dalkeith Midlothian
  • Closing date for applications: 9th December 2016

About the employer

Scotland's national adult education residential college, located within a heritage site. We provide a high standard of education to our local community, and the wider communities across Scotland and the UK. We offer extensive support to adults returning to education and young learners in transition.

About the vacancy

We are seeking to appoint a Board member with an accountancy background who can contribute to the activities of the Audit Committee.

Time commitment

5 Board meetings, 3 Audit Committee meetings and 1-2 all-day events per year; attend some college/external events.

How to apply

submit a CV and covering letter to: JackieRobertson@newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk


Interested in the role?

Apply now


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