The following organisations are seeking an Honorary Treasurer:
Placed: 22 November 2019 Based: London
FASTN is a dynamic and young charity seeking a financially-qualified Treasurer able to lead the Board on effective fund use, compliance and risk management in a small charity context.
At its healthy, dependable and nurturing best, family protects us from big problems that floor many of us in life, including mental and physical ill-health, and poverty. That’s why FASTN fights to improve sustainability of families in all shapes and sizes & to champion development of relationship skills in childhood that sustain positive relationships in life.
FASTN brings relationships organisations together to influence delivery of forthcoming Relationships Education in schools, which becomes mandatory in 2020. Almost 80% young people consider a lasting and fulfilling relationship in adulthood, at least as important as career ambitions, but confirm they often lack support to work towards this ambition.
We are looking for a Treasurer with relevant skills, experience, values and behaviours to:
- Champion FASTN's direction and priorities
- Demonstrate FASTN values in everything you do (inclusive, compassionate, courageous, committed)
- Lead effective small charity stewardship
- Support recognition, evaluation and addressing risks
- Advise, support and act as 'critical friend' on financial planning, strategy, systems and risk
With the CEO, lead liaison with FASTN's auditorsand, on behalf of the Board,
lead consideration of wider compliance questions.
We are a remote working organisation. Currently Board meetings take place in London four times per year, although this is subject to membership of the Board.
Contact Catherine Hine - Chief Executive Email email@example.com
Website: currently being redeveloped following a successful application to Transform Foundation. Our Twitter account is @fastn_org
The Kenton Theatre
Placed: 22 November 2019 Based: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
The Kenton Theatre is the fourth oldest working theatre in the UK, opened in 1805. We provide a service to the local community with a wide variety of cultural events and protect the heritage of the theatre. The programme is varied, including both professional and amateur drama, music, comedy, dance, pantomimes and children's shows.
The Honorary Treasurer works closely with the Board of Trustees, the Theatre Manager and the Bookkeeper; controls all financial processes; reports regularly to the Trustees; presents the annual budget, cashflow forecast and six-monthly forecasts; manages relations with the auditors, bank and other providers; prepares annual Charity accounts in statutory form; monitors spend and contractor performance; and manages investment of surplus funds and reserves.
We believe the post would suit a newly-retired qualified accountant looking for an involving role within an enthusiastic and committed professional and volunteer team. Outgoing and willing to turn their hand to any task relevant to the role, the Honorary Treasurer works in a collaborative and flexible way.
The Honorary Treasurer works mostly at home, but is involved in regular meetings at the Theatre and elsewhere. We anticipate that the role would require five to six days per month, with flexible hours.
Contact Linda Wallace - Company Secretary 07711 277172 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
National AIDS Trust
Closing Date: 25 November 2019 Based: Highgate, London
National AIDS Trust is the UK's charity dedicated to transforming society's response to HIV. We provide fresh thinking, expertise and practical resources. We champion the rights of people living with HIV and campaign for change.
NAT has an excellent track record of successfully influencing legislation and national policies which affect people living with HIV in the UK. Our organisation is credible, influential, financially stable and effective.
We are now seeking a new Trustee with financial expertise to join our Board and Chair our Finance & General Purposes Committee.
If you are a strategic and independent thinker with excellent judgement, with accountancy skills and ideally knowledge of charity finance we would like to hear from you.
We welcome applications both from those with and those without knowledge of HIV, to complement a Board which already has this expertise.
NAT is a UK wide organisation but the majority of Board business is conducted at the London office. The time commitment is to attend 8 meetings a year, one away day, and reasonable availability to support staff with ad hoc advice. The position is unremunerated but we pay reasonable travel expenses.
Interviews: Thursday 5 December 2019
Download the full Application pack here (pdf)
Contact Gemma Gompertz 020 7814 6767 Email email@example.com
Open Up Music
Closing Date: 13 December 2019 Based: Bristol
Open Up Music is a national charity, with a simple mission: to ensure that orchestras are accessible to disabled young musicians. We believe that orchestras should belong to everyone.
We are currently seeking new trustees. Enquiries from individuals who identify as disabled are particularly welcome, as we strive to ensure that our charity is led by the community we serve. We are looking for awesome people with experience in the following areas: music education, orchestras, disability arts, income generation, marketing and legal. We especially need to appoint someone with experience of corporate or charity finance as Treasurer for the charity.
Since 2007, Open Up Music has supported the musical development of hundreds of the UK’s most marginalised young musicians. Our programmes include the ‘National Open Youth Orchestra’ – the world’s first disabled-led national youth ensemble and ‘Open Orchestras’ a national network of over 40 special school orchestras.
Our trustees are not paid, but all reasonable expenses are covered. Appointments are for three years, in the first instance. We are based in Bristol, but Board meetings often use video conferencing to support accessibility, to invite participation from trustees nationally and to save on our carbon footprint.
If you are interested in joining the Open Up Music family, please send an expression of interest letting us know how your experience might support our work along with a copy of your CV to:
Barry Farrimond - CEO Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will interview candidates on January 15th 2020, either in person or remotely via phone or video. If you would like to discuss other accessible formats, please get in touch.
Candidates will be invited to observe a Board meeting on March 23rd 2020 and existing Trustees will vote on new members at our AGM on April 28th 2020
Closing Date: 15 January 2020 Based: Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Orangutans SOS exists to protect orangutans, their forests and their future.
Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered. As their rainforest habitat is cleared for farmlands, infrastructure and roads, these gentle apes, one of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom, are being pushed to the edge of extinction. SOS is dedicated to turning this situation around.
We deliver impact through frontline projects and partnerships which tackle the causes of deforestation as well as the symptoms, and strategic, impactful campaigns, bringing people together to work towards our vision of a safe future for orangutans in the wild.
We are currently seeking individuals with specific expertise in the following areas:
- Financial (we are seeking a new Treasurer)
- Technical expertise relevant to the charity’s mission
We would also welcome expressions of interest from others with well-established skills and experience, or who are well networked with strategic partners, funders or institutions, who feel they would be able to contribute to and guide the strategic development of the charity.
Download the full Job description here (pdf)
Contact Helen Buckland - Director 01235 530825 Email email@example.com
Union Chapel Project
Closing Date: 15 December 2019 Based: Islington, London
Union Chapel Project is a an independent secular charity, and is an outstanding example of an historic Grade 1 Listed building being opened up to as many people as possible, from all walks of life.
It is home to an award-winning music and performing arts venue, and also hosts diverse events, programmes and services, without compromising its original function, as a progressive and inclusive church.
UCP is looking for a new Trustee to take on the role of the Treasurer (non-executive). In addition to the duties of the Treasurer outlined below, the new Trustee will be expected to participate and contribute in all areas of board discussion.
Download the full Job description (pdf)
Closing Date: 16 December 2019 Based: Bethnal Green, London
This is a fabulous time to get involved in the British Stammering Association, or Stamma. We are in a period of dynamic change. Our recent campaign has been seen by over 5 million people, our membership is growing and so are our activities. We’ve a small, passionate team working from our office in Bethnal Green, and huge ambition.
Stamma is a membership organisation exists to support those who stammer in the UK. We provide information and support to those who stammer via our helpline, website and materials. Our annual income is around £200K, but turnover is increasing.
Now is a fantastic time to join the Board as Treasurer and Trustee, and help guide our finances and planning over the years ahead. We aren’t necessarily looking for someone who stammers, but we do want to recruit someone with a passion for the cause and creating change.
This position is unremunerated, although travel expenses can be covered. The role would suit someone looking for experience in the charity governance sector.
Contact Jane Powell 0208 983 1003 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Co-operative College
Closing Date: 30 November 2019 Based: Manchester
We believe that great things happen when people co-operate. Through education we empower and inspire individual and communities to use co-operative values and principles to build a fairer world. This year marks a significant milestone in our history as we celebrate our centenary and the launch of a number of exciting new projects. We're looking for a Trustee with finance skills & experience, to be co-opted to our Board.
Why is the role of Trustee so important? Trustees for the College provide us with vital skills, expertise, experience and guidance; essential to the effective leadership of a successful educational charity. They also help direct the strategy, oversee our finances, provide scrutiny balanced with support and ensure our charity operates legally, ethically and responsibly.
Following a Board Skills Audit, it was identified that the current Board of Trustees would be strengthened with a co-optee who has a financial management background and focus. Could you bring these skills to the table?
Being a Trustee for the Co-operative College is a voluntary role (travel expenses covered) and is a great way to expand your professional portfolio while ‘giving back’. If you have a passion for education, charitable work and experience in financial management, we want to hear from you!
Download the full Job description (pdf)
Contact Rochelle Baxter Email email@example.com
Closing Date: 25 November 2019 Based: Kingston
LEAH has been working for 36 years with ethnic minority adults, including refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants, to help them overcome their isolation through the teaching of English. We support clients throughout Kingston and Richmond, and we have recently started delivering services in Hounslow.
LEAH’s vision is for an integrated society where language unlocks people’s potential to participate fully in family and community life. Our mission is to support ethnic minority adults, including refugees and migrants, to learn English, enabling them to gain confidence, access services and make informed choices for their families. In particular, we support clients who are unable to access adult education provision because of, for example, their child-care responsibilities, ill health, disabling lack of self-confidence or illiteracy in their first language.
We are looking for a dynamic 'Treasurer and Trustee' to join us. The Treasurer is the Chair of the Finance Committee and plays an essential role on the LEAH Board. As a charity trustee you will be helping to shape and contribute to our plans and in doing so, will enable LEAH to make a lasting difference and help hundreds of people become more active in their local communities.
Creative & Cultural Skills
Closing Date: 30 November 2019 Based: Purfleet, Essex
Creative & Cultural Skills is a charity..
the UK sector skills council for craft, cultural heritage, design, music, performing arts and the visual and performing arts is recruiting for a Chair, a Trustee with financial expertise and a Company Secretary/ Trustee with legal expertise. We are looking for people who share our commitment to help ensure young people from all backgrounds have access to a range of training opportunities to ensure a skilled and diverse workforce.
To find out more please download the Recruitment Pack (pdf)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or see the Recruitment Pack for full contact details
Kentish Town Community Centre
Closing Date: 31 December 2019 Based: Kentish Town, London
Kentish Town Community Centre is a modern and forward looking centre, and our board reflects this. We’re constantly adapting how we communicate and make decisions. Our fantastic staff support people in setting up new courses and activities at our beautiful centre. From Pilates to Addiction Recovery, from Martial Arts to Cake Decorating.
We’re also a food bank hub for Kentish Town, with free or low cost physical and mental health services. We have our own in-house Youth Service, Older People's Service, Free Legal Advice and a free membership scheme with events open to all.
We’re after a Treasurer who’s willing to join us on our journey to becoming the best Community Centre in North London. You’ll need to believe in people, and be willing to use new technology (specifically the Basecamp app) to support shared understanding and decision making.
You’ll work closely with our dynamic Centre Manager, helping her to deliver a balanced budget that we believe is possible, even in these financially tough times.
Contact Tim Shand - Chair of Trustees 07972 210882 for an informal chat, or Email email@example.com
Kentish Town Community Centre, 17 Busby Place, London NW5 2SP17
The Coalition for Life-Course Immunisation
Closing Date: 30 November 2019 Based: Europewide
The Coalition for Life-Course Immunisation (CLCI) is a diverse network of expert members and associations from civil society, representing public health, patients, health NGOs and other advocacy groups, academics, and health professionals from across Europe.
The CLCI pursues this charitable object by:
- promotion of awareness among policy makers and politicians, health professionals and the public of the importance of vaccination programmes for UK and wider European citizens of all ages;
- website and other social media and other publications;
- organising and participating in workshops, conferences; and
- undertaking or managing research.
The Treasurer will give financial direction to a young growing organisation dedicated to advocacy for vaccination across the life span. You will be a hands-on contributor to all financial aspects of CLCI including fund raising, controls and reporting.
The Charity’s registered address is in the Cotswolds, but its members are spread across Western Europe from Dublin to Milan. Most of the organisational work is carried out via email/Skype with Conferences/Workshops organised in Brussels, and other locations. For the remainder of 2019 we have two events organised, one in Almeria, Spain and another in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Download the full Job description
Contact Malcolm Taylor, General Secretary Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 00447779146109
Age Concern Gwent
Closing Date: 9 December 2019 Based: Newport, Wales
Age Concern’s origins can be traced back to the 2nd World War. The dislocation and breakdown of family life arising out of conscription led to a recognition that existing poor laws failed to provide effective support for older people throughout the UK separated from family support networks.
Discussions between government and voluntary organisations led to the establishment of a National Old People’s Welfare Committee and later to a network of local Old People’s Welfare Committees. These groups were run by volunteers and focused on issues specific to their communities. In 1971 the National Old People’s Welfare Committee changed its name to Age Concern and established itself nationally as a lobbying and campaigning body in addition to an organisation which provided services, training and research.
Over a period of time the local organisations adopted this new brand name and Age Concern Gwent became a registered charity in 1974. From very humble beginnings the organisation began to grow and by the mid 1980’s funding had been secured from Gwent County Council and a small handful of staff were employed to work with older people in the community.
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Contact Barbara Clark - HR Manager 01633 240198 Email email@example.com
Citizens Advice Esher & District
Closing Date: 1 December 2019 Based: Esher, Surrey
Citizens Advice Esher & District is a small charity that provides free and independent advice to help people solve the problems they face.
We are a member of national Citizens Advice and have access to the support this provides, but as an independent charity, we’re responsible for running our own affairs within agreed standards. We have 6 part-time staff and over 30 volunteers based in our office in Esher.
We are looking for a new Treasurer to join our Trustee Board to help us monitor the financial health of our organisation. Responsibilities include presentation of management and year end accounts at Board meetings and our AGM, overseeing budgets and leading on financial controls.
Download the full Job description (pdf)
Contact Berenice Chandler - Practice Administrator 01372 462100 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lewisham Nexus Service
Closing Date: 29 November 2019 Based: Catford, London
Lewisham Nexus Service has been providing support to people with learning disabilities since the company was formed in 1993; during that time Nexus has established strong links and positive relationships with people with learning disabilities and their families, other providers, health and social care professionals, commissioners, advocacy and carers’ organisations, education providers and community groups. Increasing social connections and maximising active participation continue to be aims of Nexus.
We are committed to empowering people with learning disabilities to take as much control of their lives as possible, enabling people to maximise their independence and make best use of their personal budgets. We believe that increasing the choice and control people have over their own lives enhances their dignity and freedom, and will enhance and protect the quality of their lives.
We are rated outstanding by CQC.
Working closely with the Chair and Chief Executive, you will oversee the financial position, internal controls and risk management matters of the charity in line with best practice, our governing documents and legal requirements. You will support the Business’ and Finance Manager in reporting on these to the board.
Download the full Job description (pdf)
For an informal chat with the CEO prior to applying, email email@example.com