The Crafts Study Centre (CSC) was established in 1970 as a registered charityand in 2018 successfully applied to the Charity Commission to change its status to become a charitable incorporated organisation.
The CSC aims ‘to promote for public benefit the value of craft and craftmanship’, and it does this principally by means of collecting and caring for a nationally and internationally significant collection of modern crafts and associated archives. The CSC is located at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. The Trustees of the CSC and the University operate through a Joint Agreement which specifies the management and policy arrangements. The small staff employed by the CSC are members of University staff, and the museum is in the freehold ownership of the University. The collections and archives fall under the guardianship of the Trustees. The Trustees are also custodians of modest funds, some ring fenced for specific activities.
The role of the Honorary Treasurer will be to manage and safeguard the Trustees’ funds working alongside the CSC Director, who also acts as the Secretary to the Trustees. The Hon Treasurer makes a report to each meeting of the board of Trustees (one a year in Farnham and one a year in London) and oversees the end of year report and statement of accounts which are approved by Trustees and then sent to the Charity Commission for England. A further task in hand is to move the bank account of the Trustees from Nat West to the CO OP bank and set up a safe payment system online. The Hon Treasurer holds regular meetings Director. A hand over with the present Hon Treasurer can be arranged. Trustees will wish to take up references and hold an interview before offering the position. This is a voluntary position although travel costs to meetings are paid.