The following organisations are seeking an Honorary Treasurer:
Association of Chairs
Closing Date: 31 March 2020 Based: London
Association of Chairs is looking for a new Honorary Treasurer to join their trustee board. Do you share the belief that supporting Chairs to be the best they can be makes a big difference to the impact and effectiveness of the organisations they lead? Do you have the skills and knowledge to support the board in overseeing the finance of the charity? You will have the chance to join a highly motivated group of trustees who, working with the Chief Executive and her small team, have made a big impact in the charity’s six years of operation.
How to apply
Please send your CV and a covering note setting out why you are applying, what you feel you can bring to Association of Chairs’ board and how you think the role will help your personal development.
Please email it to Amrita Chahal.
Interviews will be held w/c 27 April or w/c 4 May. The successful candidate will be invited to attend a Trustees meeting on 12 May, as part of confirming the appointment.
If you have any queries about this opportunity, you can also contact Danny Curtin - Chair of Trustees
Download the full Job description (pdf) here
Closing Date: 31 March 2020 Based: Cardiff
Diverse Cymru’s vision is to help create a nation without prejudice or discrimination, where every person is equal, and diversity is celebrated.
We are an equalities charity based in Wales, our mission is to eliminate discrimination and inequality through:
- Provision – Delivering services that reduce inequality and increase independence
- Promotion – Raising awareness of equality issues
- Participation – Enabling people affected by inequality to engage with decision-makers and speak for themselves
- Inspiring action – Motivating people to take action against inequality
Trustee & Treasurer Roles
We are growing the Board of Trustees and looking for fresh ideas, skills and experience to help guide the development and shape the future of a unique Welsh charity. We pride ourselves on our inclusive recruitment process and organisational culture and, as such, we welcome and encourage applications from people from minority groups and traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.
In particular the Board are seeking a new Treasurer who will support the finance team and Chief Executives, oversee the charity’s financial risk-management process and report financial health to the board of trustees at regular intervals.
Additionally, the Board are seeking Trustees with a range of skillsets, in particular lived experience, legal expertise and IT skills.
Please email your application or any questions to email@example.com
Closing Date: 3 April 2020 Based: New Quay & Anglesey, Wales
The Sea Watch Foundation, founded in 1991, is one of Europe’s pre-eminent charities concerned with the protection of whales and dolphins.
Sea Watch’s overall aim is:
“To protect whales and dolphins in the seas around Britain and Ireland, by involving the public in scientific monitoring of populations and the threats they face, and by the regular production of material to educate, inform, and advise for better environmental protection”.
This a voluntary role and the Treasurer, who will also be a trustee, will oversee the financial matters of the charity in line with legal requirements, good practice and in accordance with the Charity’s governing document and report to the board of trustees, periodically, about the financial health of the organization. The Treasurer will ensure that effective financial measures, controls and procedures are maintained and that they are appropriate for the charity.
The majority of the work of the Board of Trustees is done in a virtual sense, through use of telephone and e-mail. The Board of Trustees meet 3 times a year, once in April/May at New Quay, Wales and twice at locations (e.g. Oxford) in the UK agreed by the trustees.
Download the full Job description (pdf) here
Contact David Ord - Chair of Trustees 01437 891465 or 077 8608 4221 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Citizens Advice Wandsworth
Closing Date: 18 April 2020 Based: here
At Citizens Advice Wandsworth we know that life can be complicated – sometimes things can go wrong for all of us and high quality advice at a time of crisis can make all the difference. Last year we helped thousands of people to resolve their problems by telephone, email, from outreach settings across our diverse borough, and from our centres in Roehampton to Battersea.
It’s an exciting time to join us. We’ve recently remodeled our services and invested in expanding our telephone and online delivery.
With a turnover of over £1.35m, we deliver innovative and creative advice projects, have strong local community partnerships and campaign on the issues that matter to the people we support.
We are currently recruiting for a treasurer to join our Board.
You don’t have to have been a trustee before. We welcome candidates from any background who think they can contribute as a trustee, however we particularly want to encourage people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to apply in order to increase the extent to which our board is representative of our community.
The role is unpaid but we do cover reasonable expenses and pay for training relevant to the role.
If you want to help shape a thriving local advice agency, join us and help us continue to build on our strong foundations, deliver high quality services, and empower our staff and volunteers to do what matters most - make a real difference to people’s lives in Wandsworth.
For further information about the role, and how to apply please download the full Job description here
To find out more about the post or to have a confidential discussion about the role with the Chair of Trustees Email email@example.com
The National Biodiversity Network Trust
Closing Date: 31 March 2020 Based: Nottingham
The National Biodiversity Network Trust is a charitable organisation with a membership that shares wildlife data and information under the banner of the National Biodiversity Network (the NBN). Membership includes most of the UK’s national biological recording schemes and societies, many of the UK’s largest wildlife charities and Local Environmental Record Centres, as well as government agencies, research institutions, museums, botanic gardens and members of the public.
The NBN provides digital infrastructure to facilitate the sharing of wildlife information in the UK. By providing easy access to the information people need about wildlife, informed decisions can be made to ensure our natural environment is diverse and sustainable now and in the future.
The Trust is looking for a new Trustee who will also take on the role of Treasurer, a key responsibility which is crucial to the good financial governance of the Trust. This is a voluntary position which is likely to require a commitment of approximately 18 days per year with some of these days requiring travel to London for weekday meetings. Trustees are appointed for an initial three-year term, with an option to renew for a second term.
Plas Derw Trust
Closing Date: 17 April 2020 Based: Northop, Flintshire, NE Wales
Plas Derw Trust celebrates its 15th year this summer and we are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our Board of Trustees to help us continue to grow.
The Trust delivers a variety of outdoor and environmental education projects and promotes sustainable living to schools, community groups and the wider public across Flintshire and North Wales.
The subsidiary trading company PDT Training and Education Ltd. is the leading provider of Forest School Training in North Wales and have trained over 500 learners in Outdoor Education.
Whether you are an experienced Trustee or interested in taking your fist steps at Board level we would love to hear from you. We are particularly looking for individuals with skills in one or more of the following areas but are open to other skills and experience.
- Human resources
- Marketing / PR
- Education and Childcare
- Business development
- The Environment / Climate Change
As a trustee you will:
- Attend regular board meetings (minimum of 4 per year)
- Offer ad hoc support to staff in person or via email
- Be involved in strategic planning and decision making
- Influence and shape projects that benefit the community
- Gain experience to help your own professional development
Contact Anjela Jones - Office manager 01352 840 955 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
SSAFA London South West – Divisional Treasurer
Closing Date: 10 April 2020 Based: Wimbledon but work from home
The SSAFA is the UK's oldest Armed Forces charity, with some 7,000 volunteers in our networks of branches providing practical, emotional and financial support to anyone who has ever served in the Armed Forces and their dependants. Founded in 1885 each year SSAFA help more than 90,000 people ranging from World War Two veterans to the families of personnel wounded in Afghanistan.
Our work is financed by contributions from Armed Forces benevolent funds (such as The Royal British Legion) and from generous donations from members of the public.
SSAFA is organised in regions and the London South West Branch consists of three separate Divisions one of which is Sutton & Kingston. S & K are looking for a Treasurer: The Division Treasurer is responsible for making timely payments to our clients and suppliers. The role is an integral part of the SSAFA assistance process to our clients. You will have to work closely with the Division Secretary and Division Caseworkers to ensure funds are received from the Armed Forces benevolent funds before paying them out to clients or suppliers. You will have to use SSAFA’s online banking system and will also be expected to input entries into SSAFA’s accounting system.
A finance background is not necessary but familiarity with online banking would be useful. Time commitment is likely to be 2 - 3 hours per week and the role can be performed from home.
Download the full Job description (pdf) here
Nicolas Dowler - SSAFA London South West Treasurer
Closing Date: 7 May 2020 Based: Reading, Berkshire
Dingley’s Promise delivers life-changing support to under-5s with additional needs & disabilities; currently operating from Newbury, Reading and Wokingham, aiming to expand into Wiltshire & north Hampshire.
We spend ~£700k p.a., showing consistent growth over recent years.
Board membership is stable but a new Treasurer and other trustees will add to our skills & abilities. We are looking for someone to bring financial expertise and experience from a variety of backgrounds, to expand the diversity of our board, in all meanings of the term.
- Experience and knowledge of managing finances
- Experience and knowledge relevant to charities’ or SME finance would be useful
- Skills to analyse Board proposals, their financial consequences, making concise recommendations
- Financial qualification would be highly beneficial but not a prerequisite
- Ability to communicate financial information clearly; able to use IT competently
- Commitment to the organisation; willingness to devote necessary time and effort
- Strategic vision; good, independent judgement
- Willingness to speak their mind, challenge other trustees and employees; able to make unpopular recommendations to the Board, if necessary
- Availability to employees with financial responsibilities to provide advice and answer enquiries
- Familiarity with Xero Accounts or a similar packages would be an advantage but not a prerequisite
Currently operational centres in Newbury, Reading & Wokingham The Board meets in each locality by rotation.
Download the full Job description (pdf) here
Contact Mike Allen - Trustee Recruitment, inVOLve Community Services 013 4438 3519
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Fertility Network UK
Closing Date: 31st March 2020 Based: Greenwich
Fertility Network is the UK’s leading patient-focused fertility charity. A small independent charity working hard to help the 3.5 million in the UK affected by the devastation and pain fertility issues create. We provide emotional support, education and advocacy and awareness for anyone considering their future fertility; trying to become parents; or facing the challenges of childlessness.
As Treasurer you’ll be responsible for maintaining an overview of the charity’s financial affairs, safeguarding its financial viability and ensuring proper financial records and procedures are maintained. You’ll work closely with the Chief Executive. You’ll also sit on our Board of Trustees, sharing responsibility for the charity’s strategic direction, ensuring sound governance and staying true to charitable objectives.
We’re a small dedicated board and our goal is to expand it, not only in skill set but in diversity. We really want our Board to represent our community. We’d love to hear from all ages and backgrounds. Whilst unremunerated, what we can offer is a role which is fascinating and rewarding. A great opportunity to help create the future and make dealing with fertility challenges easier now and for upcoming generations.
Head office is Greenwich. Board Meetings are in London. Awayday is at a UK location, and other meetings are via conference/video call.
Download the full Application pack here
Contact the chair of the board via Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Knaresborough Community Land Trust
Placed: 28 February 2020 Based: Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
KCLT is a registered Community Benefit Society, the purpose of which is to offer community-owned, affordable housing to people who live and/or work in Knaresborough, along with other community facilities in the future. We are currently moving towards our first building project in the town centre, which will comprise several affordable flats for rental.
Contact Helen Strachan - Administrator 077 1919 3390
Mind in Somerset
Placed: 28 February 2020 Based: Somerset
We are a local mental health charity serving the people of Somerset. We are part of the National Mind Network , and, like other local Minds, we run as an independent charity with our own strategy, funds and leadership.
Every year we support hundreds of people managing their mental health and other aspects of their lives - now we need your help. We are seeking a Treasurer to join our board.
You will be joining a charity in a strong financial position, with an ambition to build on our successes and growth over the last few years. We will be looking to build on existing activities and also bring in innovative new projects. We are seeking a qualified accountant (or qualified by experience) for this role who cares about our mission and helping Mind in Somerset develop.
We are a friendly and welcoming organisation and are passionate about what we do. You’ll be joining our Board of Trustees at an exciting time with lots of opportunities to build on our success over the next few years. If you have the time and enthusiasm to be part of something amazing, please get in touch.
Contact Geoff Pateman Email email@example.com
Placed: 21 February 2020 Based: Salford
Emmaus Salford – working together to end homelessness: We are a local charity, part of a national federation and international organisation, that supports people who have been homeless by providing them with a home and meaningful voluntary work and training in a community setting. The Board now seek to appoint an Hon. Treasurer to join them and oversee the financial management of the of the organisation.
Our staff team deal with the day to day financial work for the Community, the role of Hon. Treasurer is a strategic one focused on corporate liquidity, investments, and risk management related to the organisations’ financial activities, this includes cash flow positions and related borrowing needs.
Not only will you help us grow, but you will help us provide more services to previously homeless people, helping them learn to live independently. Our social enterprise is operated by our Companions (the residents), all of whom have previously been homeless. We wish to increase our impact, expand our social enterprise and continue to support the local community through our social supermarket which supports those experiencing food poverty; and with other initiatives that are in development.
Contact Pauline L Lewis - Vice Chair of Trustees Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gas Safe Charity
Closing Date: 18 March 2020 Based: Work from home, meetings in Central London
A new opportunity has arisen for a Trustee Treasure with the Gas Safe Charity. We wish to strengthen our Board with a Trustee who has a financial background and can act as Treasurer. The Treasurer will work closely with the Chair and Trustees to oversee the financial management of the Charity and advise on strategic matters.
The Gas Safe Charity was established in 2009 as a result of the award of the Concession Agreement for gas registration services to Capita plc, establishing the Gas Safe Register. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of charity financial procedures and the reporting requirements of the Charity Commission, SORP and Companies House. However, a desire to support a small established organisation and a willingness to learn and adapt their skills to our needs is the most important quality we are looking for.
This is not a major commitment of time, but the Treasurer will be expected to attend Board meetings (currently six a year) and be available to deal with issues as they arise.
The Charity is an equal opportunities organisation. For this vacancy, we would particularly welcome application from women and people from black & minority ethnic communities.
Download the full Job description here
Contact Maureen Nolan Email email@example.com
Closing Date: By the end of March 2020 Based: Oxford
A little over a year since its launch, Makespace Oxford is the city’s first truly affordable community working and making space. We’ve built an environment in which the makers, fixers, thinkers and doers who work in our hub space on Aristotle Lane can thrive.
Makespace is now looking to recruit up to two new Directors to help us sustain and develop our increasing responsibilities for growing and governing our CIC effectively, by bringing new sets of skills and experiences to our Board and organisation.
Candidates should be interested in Makespace’s work and committed to our social mission to bring empty, underused and unloved structures back to life for the benefit of the local community, be willing and able to give their time, experience, skills and enthusiasm to help run our CIC, and have relevant background to bring different points of view to our discussions.
Download the full Job description (pdf) here
Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Placed: 7 February 2020 Based: Edinburgh
SHRUB Cooperative is working for a world without waste. Our activities include a Zero Waste Hub where you can swap unwanted things and pick up rescued food; a DIY bike workshop where you can learn to repair your bicycle; upcycling workshops and environmental film screenings.
SHRUB Coop is organised non-hierarchically and strives to provide an inclusive and empowering experience for all staff, volunteers, and members in our community. Each project is delivered by a working group with a staff member and a team of dedicated volunteers. Other core working groups, such as Finance and Admin, Communications, and Welfare, exist to support projects across the coop.
We are looking for a treasurer to join our board of trustees to oversee the financial progress of SHRUB as we move from being funded to generating our own revenue as a social enterprise. Your duties will include attending regular trustee meetings (2 hours, monthly on a monday evening), participating in our “Buddy and Steward” system to support staff (typically you will buddy one staff member and meet with them every 1-2 months) and overseeing the work of the Finance Working Group - attending meetings where possible and contributing to the direction and content of work.
Contact Lisa Craig - HR volunteer Email email@example.com