The following organisations are seeking an Honorary Treasurer:
The Atkinson Development Trust (TADT)
Closing date: 21 August 2018
Established in 2015, The Atkinson Development Trust (TADT) is a Charitable Trust run by a small, committed group of skilled volunteers established to work in partnership with The Atkinson in Merseyside, to use its collections to make a positive impact on local people’s lives as we believe in the transformative power of art. Our role is to raise money from individuals, businesses and funding bodies who also think that such work matters. We do this through one-off fundraising events and small actions, ongoing relationships with donors, and bids to trusts and foundations.
Essentially, we need someone with the relevant expertise in finance for small charities, who is looking for a new challenge and believes in what we are doing.
Here is a brief summary of what is essential:
- Relevant, current skills in finance and knowledge of charity accounting
- Able to attend a majority of the monthly Board meetings
- Willing to contribute and participate in an open-minded, collaborative and positive manner
- Committed to our social objectives
- Interested in arts and heritage
- Legally eligible to act as a trustee under charity law
And these factors are desirable:
- Previous experience of fundraising, or working in the arts and/or social impact e.g. third sector
- Knowledgeable about Sefton
Please note that this is a completely voluntary, unpaid role.
If you’d just like to have an informal chat to start with, please drop a line to email@example.com and we will be in touch.
The Atkinson Development Trust's website: TADT
Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE)
Closing date: 31 July 2018
Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE) is a national charity and has been working for over 20 years, campaigning for inclusive education and for a change in the law to make inclusive education a right and not a choice.
We are a rights-focused, disabled-people led, grassroots organisation, which seeks to build alliances with individuals and organisations who share our vision.
Inclusive education is about a fundamental shift in the existing education system from seeing difference as a problem to be fixed to celebrating the diversity of learners and providing all necessary supports to enable equal participation.
Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE) are currently recruiting for a treasurer (unpaid), who can commit to 12 half days a year, to join the Trustee Board. The applicant will be committed to the values of inclusive education for all learners. As the treasurer you will be a key member of the board and will work closely with the Director, overseeing the management of the finances and ensuring that these comply with legal governance. You must have previous experience of working in the financial sector /accounting, being part of a board and fundraising in a paid or unpaid position.
What are they looking for?
Alliance for Inclusive Education are recruiting for a treasurer (unpaid) with experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes. You will understand the experience of Disabled People and interested in championing inclusive education.
As ALLFIE Treasurer, you will have an important role in maintaining the financial health and success of our organisation: ensuring that our financial operations are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
You will work alongside the Director and the board to: set our strategic aims and objectives; determine our financial strategy and policy; arrange appropriate funding; and manage financial risks.
This position is suitable for someone with:
- financial qualifications or experience
- experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes
Please look at our website for more information about our work www.allfie.org.uk
For further information or for an informal discussion please call Michelle Daley on 020 7737 6030.
If you are interested in being part of ALLFIE please send us your CV with a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org (no more than 500 words) stating your reasons for applying. The closing date is 31 July 2018.
ALLFIE's website: ALLFIE
The Choir with No Name
Added: 10 July 2018
The Choir with No Name runs choirs for homeless and marginalised people, working across four UK cities. We aim to help our members make friends, build their confidence and skills and beat the circumstances that made them homeless in the first place.
We get fantastic results; 98% of our members report making friends at choir, with 96% reporting an increase in confidence. What we do is very simple, but it works!
We run weekly choir rehearsals in London, Birmingham and Liverpool (and soon Brighton), singing uplifting pop songs. Each rehearsal is followed by a hot meal cooked by teams of volunteers. We also run regular singing workshops in hostels, day centres and other services for vulnerable adults, and provide informal consultancy for others wishing to start up singing projects with marginalised people.
Our Treasurer fulfils the usual charity trustee duties, as well as supporting our board and our staff team to make sure the organisation is in sound financial health, and that our financial practices are sound and compliant. You would need to be available for four board meetings per year (usually in London) and also on an ad hoc basis to support the staff team (this isn't a heavy time commitment, but may be a little more intense around the time of preparing annual accounts, usually the summer). You would be a crucial part of the organisation's health and good governance.
The role includes the following duties:
- Ensure the Choir with No Name follows a clear vision, mission and strategic plan
- Regularly review major risks and opportunities ensuring that systems are in place to mitigate the risks and seize appropriate opportunities
- Advise staff with the preparation and presentation of regular budgets, accounts and financial statements to the board
- Ensure that the charity has an appropriate reserves policy
- Ensure that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place
- Advise on the financial implications of the organisation's strategic plans
- Ensure equipment and assets are adequately maintained and insured
- Ensure that annual accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies, e.g. the Charity Commission, HMRC and Companies House
- Ensuring that annual accounts are scrutinised through independent examination and recommendations are implemented
- Keep the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities
- Ensure that the charity doesn’t breach any of the requirements or rules set out in its governing document and that it remains true to its charitable purpose
- Where appropriate, act as an ambassador for the Choir with No Name and spokesperson
We are a small and fast-moving charity, who look for a can-do, optimistic attitude in our team, and people who share our organisational values of fun, family, collaboration and integrity.
The qualities we are looking for are as follows:
- A strong affinity with the vision and values of The Choir with No Name
- Financial qualifications and experience
- The ability to analyse proposals and predict their financial consequences
- Strategic thinking and experience of organisational strategy
- Willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis
- Willingness to speak your mind
- Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
- Experience of charity finance and fundraising
- Experience and understanding of charity governance and working with or as part of a board of trustees
For further information about the role, please contact:
Marie Benton (CEO)
T: 07941 260874
The Choir with No Name's website: The Choir with No Name