The following organisations are seeking an Honorary Treasurer:
The Equality Trust
Closing Date: 14 January 2019
The Equality Trust is the national charity that campaigns to reduce social and economic inequality. It was set up in 2009 to promote the idea that more unequal societies are bad for nearly everyone within them. Almost every modern social and environmental problem – ill-health, lack of community life, violence, drugs, obesity, mental illness, long working hours – is more likely to occur in a less equal society. TET campaigns nationally and locally (we have around twenty local Equality Groups) to reduce inequality through promoting a variety of policies and changes in practice in both the public and private sectors.
The qualities we seek in all of our trustees are:
• Passionate about the aims of TET and keen to contribute to our work
• Have a strong understanding of inequality issues
• Understand the role of a trustee; to lead the organisation, to support and stretch staff, to unite on its strategy, to steward the assets and to look after its future
• Willing and able to take on trustee and company director responsibilities for an initial three year term We believe that there is real strength in a diverse group of trustees.
Therefore we would welcome applications from ethnic minorities, disabled people, LGBT people and young people. We are wishing to recruit one trustee to act as treasurer as the present treasurer is completing her three year term. We are also interested in receiving applications from people with experience in the private sector, communications and marketing (including digital), and fundraising.
For further information on the role or to apply contact the Chair Sean Baine on firstname.lastname@example.org / 0207 794 2636
The Equality Trust's Website: The Equality Trust
Little Green Pig
Added: 27 November 2018
Little Green Pig offer free writing workshops for young people in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.
We believe that everyone, whatever their background, has a right to write. We believe something special happens when you pick up a pen and that writing grows self-confidence and communication, develops empathy, and builds healthy communities. We serve all young people, but focus our resources on those from Brighton and East Sussex’s most deprived communities ensuring that children from all backgrounds have a chance to express themselves creatively, tell their stories and expand their horizons.
We are looking for a new Treasurer to join our lively, engaged Board. You will have a passion for young people’s creativity. You will like working as part of a team, and enjoy making things happen. You will be a clear thinker, an active listener, a good communicator, and are not afraid to speak your mind. You are responsible and committed and have the time to give. We will support your learning, and offer support and training where needed to help you quickly find your way around the role.
You will have professional financial experience, either from the voluntary, the commercial or the public sector; an ability to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences; the skills to communicate the underlying messages behind financial information, and a preparedness to make unpopular recommendations to the Board; and a willingness to familiarise yourself with the SORP guidance on managing charity accounts.
To make the best decisions, we need to have the widest range of voices around the table. We are keen to increase the diversity of our Board, and especially welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, and disabled people.
We hold Board meetings once a quarter in central Brighton, usually on a Wednesday or Thursday evening, and we organise an annual away day. Trustees often have actions to work on between meetings. We also hold launch events, and would expect you to attend at least one of these a year.
Our Trustees are unpaid, but we can offer travel expenses. In return for your time and expertise, we offer you the experience of being part of an exciting new model for creative teaching and learning, and a chance to make a real difference to the lives of young people in Brighton and East Sussex.
For further information on the role or to apply contact the Chair Pete Lawson on email@example.com or call our office on 01273 457 758.
Or download the Role description
Little Green Pig's website: Little Green Pig
The Pirate Castle
Closing date: 18 December 2018
The Pirate Castle is a distinctive gateway to the waterways. As Camden’s community boating charity, we’ve been flying the flag for opportunity and adventure on the Regent’s Canal for over 50 years.
Kayaking and canal boating are core to our work and we strive to tackle disadvantage, challenge exclusion and support the more vulnerable members of our community through all that we do. With a focus on children, SEND groups of all ages and people facing wider hardship, our free and heavily subsidised activities improve health and wellbeing, nurture life and social skills and bring people together - regardless of their ability or personal circumstances.
We are currently recruiting a Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees from early 2019.
The ideal candidate should have a strong background in financial analysis or accounting - professional qualifications aren't a pre-requisite but experience of working with financial accounts is a must. Previous experience in a Treasury role would be advantageous. An interest in Canal Boating and Kayaking would be beneficial but not required.
Specifically, the Treasurer will be responsible for overseeing the production of the annual accounts. Working with the bookkeeper and the external accountant to ensure they are produced in a timely manner, are reflective of the Charity's mission and meet all Charity Reporting obligations. Ideally, if the candidate can start early in January 2019 they will be able to shadow the existing Treasurer in the production of this year's accounts.
In addition, working with the bookkeeper, the Treasurer will monitor the Charity's monthly financial activity, preparing a summary report to the Board of Trustees at every Trustee meeting with a fuller report after every quarter, overseeing budget and cash flow forecasts and providing back-up on day to day financial decision making and banking requirements. The Treasurer can expect to liaise with the Chairperson between meetings.
As a Trustee of The Pirate Castle you will also be involved in overseeing the Charity's Strategic Management and Governance, along with providing support and guidance to the Management Team when required.
There will be up to 8 evening trustee meetings per annum, usually held on a Monday or Tuesday 6.30 – 8.30pm. The meetings are held at the Charity's canal side premises in Camden.
This is a voluntary role. Travel expenses are reimbursable.
If you are interested in the Treasurer role and would like to see the full job description, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest or call us on 020 7267 6605.
The Pirate Castle's website: The Pirate Castle