The following organisations are seeking an Honorary Treasurer:
Closing date: 31 July 2017
Established in 1998 Trailblazers was the first prison-based mentoring charity (registered charity number 1074453) in England to provide 'through the gate' support to young offenders by working with them for 6 months whilst in prison and up to 9 months upon release, and remains the only charity still offering this level of intensive support and offering such strong (and independently verified) reduction in reoffending results. Through a team of salaried staff and 160 volunteers, we currently provide a service to young male offenders (mentees) aged 18-25, in 3 Young Offenders Institutions, who are released across England and Wales.
Projects are based near Wolverhampton, Wandsworth and Thamesmead. Registered address currently at HMYOI Aylesbury. CEO works from home office in Aylesbury.
We are seeking a Treasurer.
Expectations of the role:
- Review monthly management accounts with the CEO
- Assist in the preparation of the Trustees Report to be included with the annual accounts
- Lead the Board of Trustees on development as necessary of the policy on Reserves and, working closely with the CEO, advise the Board on cash management and any future cash shortfall so that timely action can be taken to match income with costs.
- Review and approve the annual accounts which are prepared by an external accountant
- Work with other Trustees to ensure that the Charity complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
- Work with other Trustees to ensure the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document
- Contribute actively to the Board of Trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets
- Understanding and acceptance of the legal responsibilities of being a charity trustee
Trailblazers' website: Trailblazers
Closing date: 31 July 2017
Living Streets, the UK dynamic and growing charity for everyday walking,, with a proud history dating back to 1929.
Living Streets wants to create a walking nation, where everybody has the chance to gain from the health and social benefits this simple act can bring.
With our 80,000 supporters, we campaign for public policies. Our ground breaking projects achieve real change. Our walk to school challenge reaches children in over 3,500 schools. We also provide expert advice to local authorities and businesses to help improve streets and public spaces.
There is growing awareness that walking and walkable places are good for our health, society and economy. We are celebrating two major campaign successes. The London mayor has backed our call to pedestrianise Oxford Street. And the UK government has adopted new targets to increase walking over the next 8 years.
You will be a member of a strong, varied and well qualified Trustee Board. Now is an exciting time to join. You will be involved in setting the new business plan and three year strategy at a time when we are looking to diversify our income.
- Empathetic to the values and objectives of Living Streets
- Willingness to spend the required amount of time on Living Streets work (the exact amount of time is flexible but can realistically be expected to take up at least 70 hours a year).
- Energetic and committed
- Positive attitude to change ‘can-do’ approach – but also pragmatic and realistic
- Commercially minded
- Team player
Core Skills and Experience:
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Understanding of the legal responsibilities of being a Trustee and, ideally, previous experience in a similar role
- An understanding of key aspects of governance, including (but not limited to) the development of strategic plans, financial probity/transparency, risk management and the implications of conflicts of interest
Financial Skills and Experience:
- Qualified accountant
- Able to present financial information to non-financial colleagues in an appropriate manner
- Able to analyse & interpret financial statements and information in order to advise staff and trustees
- Experience of internal controls and risk management
- Experience of audit or, as an alternative, of liaising with auditors
- A knowledge of Charity SORP is desirable but not essential
You will be expected to prepare for and attend the AGM, all Board meetings of Living Streets and Living Streets Services (currently 4 per entity per year), away days (annual) and relevant committee meetings (Executive Committee and Audit and Risk Committee) (7 per year). Meetings are generally held at the Head Office in London.
Please see the Treasurer Application Pack for more information or contact:
Living Streets' website: Living Streets
APS Support UK
Added: 01 June 2017
The national charity, APS Support UK, aims to achieve earlier diagnosis and offer support to anyone affected by antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) through awareness, education and research.
APS is an incurable life-threatening autoimmune condition that causes the blood to clot too quickly. The condition can cause potentially fatal events such as strokes, heart attacks, blood clots in the lung and DVTs.
In pregnancy, APS is a leading cause of recurrent miscarriage and stillbirth, and is also associated with other complications such as pre-eclampsia, low weight babies and premature births.
APS Support UK is based in Basingstoke, but trustee meetings are held in London.
The treasurer will be responsible for overseeing APS Support UK’s finances in line with the best practice and legal requirements. You will report regularly to the trustees about the financial health of the charity, setting out income and expenditure for the year to date, explaining key risks or implications that may affect future strategies and produce detailed budget projections. The treasurer will ensure that effective financial measures, control and procedures including insurance policies are put in place.
Essential to this role is a demonstrable experience of budgets, management accounts and financial proposals. You will be an accountant or senior financial professional with experience of working at a senior level on a committee or board.
The treasurer will be expected to regularly liaise with the executive team and provide guidance and expertise where appropriate.
Board meeting are held three to four times a year in London at the end of the working day.
For enquiries about the role and to apply please contact:
T: 0300 323 9943
APS Support UK's website: APS Support UK
closing date: 23 June 2017
Brook is the UK’s leading provider of young people’s sexual health and wellbeing services. Our services in England, Northern Ireland and Jersey provide free and confidential information, counselling and support to help young people make positive, healthy lifestyle choices to improve their wellbeing.
Our education work supports young people’s emotional development and teaches core life skills and our training for professionals improves their experience of health and education.
Brook is a national charity however all board meetings are held in London.
About this position
As treasurer you will be responsible for overseeing Brook’s financial performance. You will report on financial matters to the Board of Trustees ensuring they are aware of any key risks or implications that may affect the achievement of the business or strategic plan. You will also regularly liaise with the Chief Executive and Director of Corporate Services to ensure all legal and governance requirements are met and best practice is followed.
Essential to this role is demonstrable experience of budgets, management accounts and financial proposals. You will be an accountant or senior financial professional with experience of working at a senior level on a committee or board.
This is a voluntary role although travel expenses may be claimed.
If you would like an informal conversation with Brook’s Chief Executive, Helen Marshall before applying for this role please contact Betsey Benson on Betsey.firstname.lastname@example.org
You will have a positive attitude, excellent communication skills and be able to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders acting as an ambassador for Brook. You will also have a strong track record of effective contributions to a board.
You will be determined to achieve Brook’s mission and strategic plan and be committed to the statement of good governance. You will be willing to take accountability for your own actions and be committed to confidentiality. Trustees must also be willing to travel and attend London board meetings.
In return for your expertise, we can offer the opportunity to make a difference to young people’s lives, a passionate and skilled board of trustees within a charity that has a proud history and an exciting future.
To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a personal statement no longer than two pages by 23 June 2017. It should outline why you are a suitable candidate and your reasons for applying.
Interviews for this role will take place in London on 28 June 2017.
For more information please contact Betsey Benson
T: 0203 7510347
or see the Treasurer Role Profile
Brook's website: Brook