The following organisations are seeking an Honorary Treasurer:
Institute of Fundraising
Added: 15 November 2017
The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. Its mission is to support fundraisers, through leadership, representation, standards-setting and education, and it champions and promotes fundraising as a career choice. For further details about the IoF’s strategic framework visit: https://www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/library/iof-strategic-framework-2017-2021/
The IoF was established in 1983 by senior fundraisers who recognised that the profession needed to develop a strong voice to drive up standards and to provide fundraisers with access to knowledge and learning. Today the IoF has 6,000 individual members and over 500 organisational members as well as growing corporate membership. The organisation is based in Westminster, London. Trustee and Committee meetings take place in London.
The current Honorary Treasurer’s term is due to come to completion and the Institute is now seeking to appoint a new Treasurer with a view to undertaking a staged handover in early 2018. The successful candidate will work with the Director of People & Resources to obtain an overview of IoF’s financial affairs, ensure the maintenance of its financial viability and make certain that the whole Board considers finances in its planning and decision making processes. The Honorary Treasurer chairs the Institute’s Finance and Resources Committee which has delegated powers to act on behalf of the Board in matters relating to facilities, people and culture and technology as well as finance.
The IoF has an active Board of Trustees which meets on a quarterly basis to lead the organisation’s strategic planning and development. The Finance and Resources Committee meets five times a year. The Treasurer will also be appointed as a Trustee and member of the Board of Trustees.
The IoF is an ambitious and forward thinking organisation. Having just recruited a new Chair the IoF is looking to further increase organisational impact and to take a strong lead in moving forward the UK’s giving agenda. As the standard bearer of fundraising best practice IoF leads the ongoing evolution of professional development for fundraisers as a key component of its membership.
Status of position: This is a voluntary position (travel and subsistence expenses are paid)
For more information please download the Job Description
Interested candidates may contact Joanne Smithson (Director of People & Resources) or Helen Elliott (Honorary Treasurer) for an informal chat about the role. To arrange this please email JoanneS@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk
To apply: please send your CV and brief note describing your suitability for the role to JoanneS@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk. Interviews will take place in January 2018.
The Institute of Fundraising is an equal opportunities employer. It is fully committed to ensuring that the only criterion that governs matters of recruitment is merit alone
Institute of Fundraising's website: Institute of Fundraising
Margaret Pyke Trust
(with the Population & Sustainability Network)
Closing date: 31 December 2017
The Trust is globally unique: we coordinate the Population & Sustainability Network (an international alliance of organisations promoting the importance of reproductive health in the context of a world with a growing population); and design and implement cross-sectoral development projects. By focussing on the importance of family planning, the impacts of population dynamics including population growth, and the health and non-health benefits of contraception, the Trust is the only organisation in the world to be both a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, which also has nearly 50 years’ expertise in reproductive health. In the age of the integrated Sustainable Development Goals, the Trust has a truly integrated outlook. Our vision is a world where everyone can choose freely whether and when to have children, and how many: for the benefit of all people and the planet.
The Trust’s Board is currently composed of 11 Trustees with a range of backgrounds and bringing together various areas of expertise including management, public service, environmental conservation and academia. All Trustees are also Directors of the Board and members of the incorporated charitable company. They promote the Trust’s mission and values, provide high quality governance in accordance with requirements of charity law and good practice, guide its strategic development and support its work by drawing on their personal contacts and experience.
About this appointment
We are now seeking an individual who:
- supports our vision, mission and activities; and
- is passionate about the protection and enhancement of reproductive health and rights in the context of a world with a growing population.
We are particularly interested in applicants who would be able to:
- act as Treasurer Trustee; and/or
- have a strong network of contacts, significant commercial and fundraising experience or connections to help staff drive forward the Trust’s income generation activities.
The newly appointed Trustee will be expected to attend three half-day Board meetings each year (around nine hours per annum) as well as be involved in any strategic decision making processes which arise from time to time. The Trustee would be requested to attend other events of the Trust or relevant to the Trust from time to time. Additionally, the newly appointed Trustee will be expected to:
- support the Board of Trustees and staff of the Trust to further strengthen financial management by acting as Treasurer Trustee, including providing leadership in relation to the Trustees’ input the Trustees’ Annual Report and Financial Statements; and/or
- use the Trustee’s networks and experience to support the Trust drive income generating activities, with a particular emphasis on unrestricted funding.
For enquiries about the role or to apply please contact:
David Johnson, Chief Executive: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note the closing date for applications is 31 December 2017
Margaret Pyke Trust 's website: Margaret Pyke Trust
Population & Sustainability Network's website: Population & Sustainability Network
Closing date: 13 November 2017 @ 9am
Imagine what it’s like to flee your home in fear. To leave everything you own, everything you know and everyone you care about. To arrive in a new country with nothing but your life.
You’ve survived. But how will you eat tonight? Where will you sleep? And how can you build a new life?
How will you live?
Refugee Action is there to help people find the answers. We help people who’ve survived some of the world’s worst regimes to live again.
We help people find the basic support everyone deserves if they’re to live with dignity. The chance to build the safest, happiest and most productive life they can, so they can live. And where we encounter policies, practices or attitudes that won’t allow this chance, we challenge.
We believe everyone who’s fled their home to survive deserves a chance to live again. If you do too, support us today. We are seeking a Treasurer and the purpose of the role is to advise and guide Trustees in the charity's financial management to enable the board to fulfill their responsibilities.
Key duties of the Treasurer
- To advise the board on the budgetary implications of strategy and ensure that strategy is optimal for Refugee Action to be a sustainable and successful going concern.
- Ensure statutory financial responsibilities are met and report formally to the board on the annual Auditor’s report and accounts.
- Lead on the boards duty to ensure proper accounting records are kept, and financial resources are properly controlled and used.
- To work with and support staff in Refugee Action with financial responsibility, in order to be satisfied that the financial information presented to the board is comprehensive and accurate.
In addition, the Treasurer will work with the Head of Finance to ensure:
- that RA operates within the legal and financial guidelines set out in current legislation and its own standing orders
- that the board is informed of the medium term budgetary perspectives within which budgets are proposed to the board for adoption as a mandate for management in the coming year
- that adequate financial controls are in place, and that RA operates within a sound financial framework
- that grants and other funds received for specific purposes are appropriately spent
- identify the reserves and deposit strategy to maximise returns compatible with RA cash flow needs.
- all financial dealings are adequately accounted for
- identify financial risks facing RA and recommend appropriate action
- manage the process of appointment of Auditors to RA
Alongside the duties listed above, the Treasurer will also be responsible for undertaking duties of a Trustee.
For further details of the role and skills required please see the Information Pack
For enquiries about the role please contact: Stephanie Browne - 0207 952 1564
Applications should be sent to: Tom Jessop - 0207 952 1571 email@example.com
Refugee Action's website: Refugee Action
Young Women's Housing Project (YWHP)
Closing date: 30 November 2017
We are a small friendly, dynamic charity, based in Sheffield, which supports young women and their children who have been affected by sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and intimate partner abuse.
Over our thirty years in operation we have built an excellent reputation for delivering a high quality service with successful outcomes which is really important to us.
We are looking for enthusiastic capable women to join our team of Trustees to strengthen, support, promote, challenge and develop YWHP.
We are looking to recruit additional Trustees and would especially welcome applicants with a financial background.
Meetings take place every other month on a Thursday evening between 5 and 7 in Sheffield and there will also be the opportunity to take an active role in subcommittees that meet quarterly.
Please Note: this post is available to women only, in accordance with The Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.
For enquiries about the role please contact:
YWHP's website: YWHP
Closing date: 20 November 2017
AbleChildAfrica is a UK registered charity that works to secure equal rights for disabled children and youth living in Africa and supports them to fulfil their full potential. This is achieved by working in partnership with locally registered and independent African organisations to provide direct services as well as by engaging in advocacy and influencing work in the UK and internationally. With over 30 years of experience, AbleChildAfrica is the leading NGO working exclusively with, and on behalf of, disabled children in Africa, some of the most marginalised children in the world.
AbleChildAfrica is at an important stage of its organisational development and has undergrown rapid growth in both size and complexity of our finances. While financial matters are the responsibility of all trustees, AbleChildAfrica’s Treasuer is instrumental in guiding the Executive Director and other Trustees with advice, guidance and reassurance on all aspects of the charity’s financial management and reporting and controls. We are seeking a driven and passionate individual to join the Board, initially as an Ordinary Trustee with an eye to taking over the Treasurer role upon completion of induction and handover.
Job Purpose – Ordinary Trustee
- Ensure that the charity complies with charity law, with the requirements of the Charity Commission as our regulator and does not breach any requirements or rules set out in our governing documents.
- To provide strategic oversight and input into the running of the charity.
- To contribute towards securing a sustainable funding base for the organisation.
Job Purpose – Treasurer
In addition to the role of Trustee: To monitor the financial administration of AbleChildAfrica and report to the Board of trustees on its financial position, in line with best practice, and in compliance with the governing document and legal requirements.
The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in disability and development and be motivated by supporting all aspects of our work. As Treasurer, you will have background knowledge and understanding of the voluntary sector and the specific charity finance we encounter, including but not limited to, accounting for restricted and unrestricted funding, full cost recovery from grants and managing foreign exchange. Disabled candidates are particularly encouraged to apply and those meeting the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview.
For further details of the role and skills required please see the Application Pack.
For enquiries, contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications should be sent to email@example.com by Friday 10th November
AbleChildAfrica's website: AbleChildAfrica