The following organisations are seeking an Honorary Treasurer:
Added: 18 September 2017
FQMS is a British based charity, founded in 1997, with the aim of advancing medical education in Palestine.
Our focus is on Palestinian medical education and postgraduate training. Palestinian medical graduates are of a high level of knowledge and such a valuable resource should be used to perpetuate not just university education, but also the wider healthcare system it feeds. Our aim is to help create leaders and educators to drive an area of high quality healthcare self-sufficiency.
- To oversee, and present accounts, management accounts and financial statements to the board of trustees. The Treasurer will work with the team in the preparation and presentation of Annual Budgets.
- To ensure that proper accounts and records are kept, ensuring financial resources are spent and invested in line with the charity's policies, good governance, legal and regulatory requirements.
- To be instrumental in the development and implementation of financial, reserves and investment policies.
- Reporting back to the board of trustees on financial matters.
- Attending trustees meetings, four afternoons a year, and the annual general meeting,
- Liaising with the charity's independent examiners.
- Monitoring and advising on the financial viability of the charity after liaising with the charity's independent examiners.
- Ensuring that specific financial controls and systems are in place and are adhered to.
- Advising on the financial implications of the charity's strategic plan.
- Maintaining sound financial management of the charity's resources, ensuring expenditure is in line with the charity's objects.
- Preparing the gift aid claim
Essential skills & experience:
- Strong empathy with FQMS’s mission to advance medical education in Palestine.
- Commitment to devoting the necessary time and attention to the role of Treasurer.
- Financial management experience at a senior level within an organisation.
- Financial experience.
- Experienced in IT-based book keeping packages.
- Computer literate – word-processing, spreadsheets, email and use of Internet.
- Strategic vision.
- Good, independent judgement. The ability to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences.
- Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to build good relationships with other trustees, staff and volunteers.
- A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort.
- To ensure FQMS complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations regarding financial issues.
- Prepare the accounts for independent examination and to be sent to Companies House and Charity Commission.
- Commitment to the need for transparency and accountability with charitable funds.
- Able to communicate financial information clearly and effectively to those who are not financially literate.
- Able to maintain confidentiality.
Desirable skills & experience:
- Ideally previous financial management experience within a charity.
- Ideally previous experience of working with Trustees
To apply send your CV and a covering letter, explaining how you meet the requirements of the Treasurer position to:
Khaled Dawas (Chairman) – firstname.lastname@example.org
FQMS's website: FQMS
Lantern Arts Centre
Added: 18 September 2017
Lantern Arts Centre works with all ages and abilities from the local community to put on large scale productions. It also has a thriving children's theatre club, community choir, dance classes and the Lantern Costume Store.
The Treasurer will oversee the financial matters of the charity in line with good practice and in accordance with the governing document and legal requirements, reporting to the Board of Trustees at regular intervals about the financial health of the organisation. The Treasurer will support the Artistic Directors and work with the LAC Accountant to ensure that effective financial measures, controls and procedures are put in place as are appropriate for the charity.
- Overseeing, approving and presenting budgets, accounts, financial statements and financial reports to the Board of Trustees after discussion with the Accountant and Chair of Trustees.
- Being assured that the financial resources of the organisation meet its present and future needs and are within the charities objects
- Being instrumental in the development and implementation of appropriate financial reserves.
- Acting as an Ex-Officio member of the LAC Trustee Board
- Liaising with the Artistic Directors, Chair of Trustees and Accountant about financial matters
- Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place
- Advising on the financial implications of the organisation's strategic plans
- Attending Trustee meetings and working closely with the Chair of Trustees
- Liaising with the Company Secretary and Chair of Trustees to ensure that the charities annual accounts are compliant with the current Charities SORP
- Ensuring equipment and assets are adequately maintained and insured
- Keeping the Board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities
- Contributing to the fundraising strategy of the organisation
- Making a formal presentation of the accounts at the annual LAC Friends Breakfast and drawing attention to important points in a coherent and easily understandable way
- Sitting on appraisal, recruitment and disciplinary panels as required
- Actively promote the mission and ethos of the organisation
Please find details of the role and skills required on our Role Description and Person Specification.
For enquiries about the role please contact:
Lantern Art's website: Lantern Arts
Age UK Ealing (AUKE)
Added: 18 September 2017
AUKE is the leading voice for older people in Ealing, and is devoted to promoting the wellbeing of all older people and empowering them to achieve a full quality of life. The charity has a long-established track record of providing high-quality and much valued information, advice, support and services for older people in the London Borough of Ealing and those who care for them.
The charity’s strategic plan for 2016-2019 sets out how we will sustain and develop our support and services. In September 2016, AUKE took responsibility for a local community centre, where it can develop and extend its day services and activities for older people, as well as leading the regeneration of the centre for the benefit of the local community.
Age UK Ealing (AUKE) is looking for enthusiastic and highly-motivated people who care about the needs and lives of older people, and want to use their skills and experience to be trustees on AUKE’s board, which is responsible for the effective governance and strategic direction of the charity.
We now seek additional trustees to join our board including someone for the role of Treasurer. This is an exciting opportunity to be actively involved in the development and growth of AUKE over the next few years.
Candidates must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Expertise as a Treasurer of a charity
- Experience or good knowledge of the needs and challenges of older people (especially in Ealing) and those who support or care for them
- Experience of being a charity trustee
Induction and relevant training will be available, and the charity will reimburse reasonable expenses incurred by trustees in the course of their duties. Trustee positions are unpaid.
Please contact Barbara Tilley (Barbara.Tilley@ageukealing.org.uk) for further information and an application pack.
AUKE's website: AUKE
Institute of Health Visiting
Added: 14 September 2017
The Institute of Health Visiting is a UK Centre of Excellence supporting the development of universally high-quality health visiting practice. It was launched on 28 November 2012 to promote excellence in health visiting practice to benefit all children, families and communities.
The aim for the iHV is to raise standards in health visiting practice, so that health visitors can effectively respond to the health needs of all children, families and communities enabling them to achieve their optimum level of health, thereby reducing health inequalities - so improving public health outcomes.
The charity's registered office is in London, but team work remotely.
Institute of Health Visiting, c/o Royal Society for Public Health, John Snow House, 59 Mansell Street, London E1 8AN
The Institute of Health Visiting is looking for a qualified accountant to join our Board of Trustees with previous experience in a senior financial role and, in particular, searching for an individual who has a strong empathy with our mission of improving health outcomes for children, families and communities.
Experience of working with a charity is desirable but not essential.
The duties of the Honorary Treasurer cover two areas:
- Those as Trustee, and
- Those specifically designated to the Honorary Treasurer/Company Secretary.
Duties as Honorary Treasurer/Company Secretary:
The Honorary Treasurer works in close cooperation with, and provides support and advice to, the Executive Director and Chair.
The specific responsibilities of the Honorary Treasurer/Company Secretary are to:
- Guide and advise the Board of Trustees in the approval of budgets, accounts and financial statements.
- Keep the Board of Trustees informed about its financial duties and responsibilities.
- Advise the trustees (and the management) on the financial implications of the organisation’s strategic plans and key assumptions included in the iHV’s operational plan and annual budget.
- Be able to explain the technicalities of accounts in plain language for the board.
- Confirm that the financial resources of the organisation meet its present and future needs and that there are appropriate risk, reserves and investment policies.
- Understand the accounting procedures and key internal controls to be able to assure the Board of Trustees that the charity’s financial integrity is sound.
- Be able to advise fellow Trustees on the financial intricacies and implications of the iHV pension plan for staff.
- Be able to advise on the development of the reserves policy and be its guardian on behalf of the board.
- Ensure that the accounts are properly audited, that accepted recommendations of the auditors are implemented and provide financial expertise to the Finance & General Purposes Committee.
- Meet the external auditor together with the Executive Director, at least yearly and be involved in the planning and reporting of the audit.
- Formally present the accounts at the Annual General Meeting, drawing attention to important points, either in a written report or orally.
- Together with the Finance & General Purposes Committee, monitor any iHV investment activity and ensure its investment policy is consistent with the organisation’s policies, aims, objectives and legal responsibilities.
- In the role of Company Secretary ensure the charity complies with the requirements of company law.
Duties as a Trustee are to:
- Ensure that the iHV complies with its governing documents, Charity and Company law, and other relevant legislation or regulations.
- Ensure that the iHV pursues its Objects as defined in its Articles.
- Ensure that the iHV applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its Objects.
- Give strategic advice to the Board of Trustees and helping with setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
- Safeguard the good name and ethos of the iHV.
- Ensure the effective and efficient administration of the iHV.
- Serve as Chair on the Finance & General Purposes Committee, which is a subcommittee of the Board of Trustees.
Please find details of the role and skills required on our Role Description.
For an informal conversation about the post please contact Dr Cheryll Adams CBE, Executive Director to arrange a call: Cheryll.Adams@ihv.org.uk
Institute of Health Visiting's website: Institute of Health Visiting