The following organisations are seeking an Honorary Treasurer:
The Guild of St Bartholomew's Hospital
Added: 07 August 2017
The Guild of St Bartholomew’s Hospital supports Barts’ patients, their relatives and staff by running a general and souvenir shop, a ward trolley service and making financial grants. Our activities complement the work of the Barts Health NHS Trust in assisting patients’ comfort and help. Founded nearly 900 years ago Barts remains the only hospital, probably in the world, to have provided continuous care from its original site. Today it is an internationally renowned hospital for cardiac and cancer patients. HRH The Duke of Gloucester is Patron of our charity. Our website’s About Us/Publications page includes our Annual Reports.
The Hon Treasurer responsibility would suit especially someone retired or semi-retired who would enjoy working with a prestigious charity which intends to increase its membership and grants-giving. The new Treasurer will have considerable scope to organise work in the best way he or she considers. An accountancy background is very desirable but, whatever background, experience and confidence in handling accounts and overseeing expenditure and income are essential. While the Hon Treasurer will have overall responsibility for the Accounts it is envisaged that book-keeping support will be available from a designated book-keeper.
Our Trustees have a wide range of expertise and value the harmonious spirit of working together that is a Guild hallmark. The new Hon Treasurer can expect to be welcomed in that spirit and to contribute to it.
For enquiries about the role please contact:
Mr Patrick Jennings, Chairman, Barts Guild Patrick@Jenningsmail.uk
Mrs Jenny Jeyarajah, Hon Secretary, Barts Guild, email@example.com
The Guild of St Bartholomew's Hospital website: Guild of St Bartholomew's Hospital
Herts Sports and Wellbeing Foundation
Closing date: 10 September 2017 at midnight
Herts Sports and Wellbeing Foundation was registered as a charity in April 2014 to provide support, education, training and the opportunity to take part in sporting activities for groups in society who struggle to access sport and physical activity. The Foundation has developed since then and is looking to recruit a number of new Trustees (including a Treasurer) to shape the organisation as it develops its role in Hertfordshire – in particular, its growing reputation as a source of expert advice and provider of participation opportunities for people with disabilities.
The Foundation delivers services across the whole of Hertfordshire at a number of different sport and community locations.
The charity currently has an administrative base in Hatfield but will shortly be relocating within Hertfordshire.
The Trustee will be expected to contribute to the full range of Trustee duties in addition to their role as Treasurer. Please find details of the role and skills required on our enclosed Brief.
For more information contact
Ros Cramp – firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications should be sent to: Sine Bates – email@example.com
Herts Sports and Wellbeing Foundation's website: Herts Sports & Wellbeing Foundation
Closing date: 25 August 2017
Carers UK is the national membership charity for the 6.5 million people in the UK who are unpaid carers. We are based in London with national offices in Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast.
We are particularly looking for a Treasurer alongside people with skills and experience in the following areas: Finance; Digital; Marketing; Income generation; Current or recent experience of caring.
The expected time commitment is 10-12 days per annum.
Our recruitment pack can be found here: http://www.carersuk.org/about-us/working-for-carers-uk"
For more information contact
Carers UK's website: Carers UK
The Charity for Civil Servants
Closing date: 4 September 2017
The Charity for Civil Servants is seeking a trustee who could take over as Treasurer when the incumbent steps down in 2018 or 2019.
The Charity for Civil Servants (previously the Civil Service Benevolent Fund) supports all Civil Servants, past and present, throughout their lives with whatever problems they may have. Through a team of trained advisors, the Charity is able to support Civil Servants to cope with a number of issues, including: reducing stress, handling debt, managing caring responsibilities, mental health and wellbeing issues, relationship breakdown, bereavement, retirement and residential care advice and dealing with emergencies.
Board meeting and Committee meetings are normally held during office hours in London or Cheam, Surrey, where the Charity’s head office is based.
The Treasurer will be expected to fulfill the role of an effective Trustee as defined by the Charity Commission, whilst overseeing the financial matters of the Charity in line with best practice and in compliance with legal requirements and the Charity’s governing document.
The Treasurer is responsible for:
- Maintaining an overview of the Charity’s financial affairs and ensuring its financial viability.
- Chairing the Charity’s Finance and Audit Committee and reporting back to the Board of trustees.
- Guiding and advising fellow trustees in the Board’s formal approval of the annual report and audited accounts.
- Sitting on the Charity’s Investment Committee.
- Ensuring the Board is informed about its financial duties and responsibilities.
Financial Skills and Experience
- Significant financial experience either at Finance Director level or advising significant corporates and/or charities.
- Able to present financial information to non-financial colleagues in an appropriate manner.
- Able to interpret financial statements and information and to ask appropriate questions.
- Experience of internal controls and risk management.
- Experience of working with internal and external auditors.
Core Skills and Experience
- Empathetic to the values and objectives of The Charity for Civil Servants.
- Understanding and acceptance of the legal responsibilities of being a charity Trustee.
- Previous experience of working at Board level, ideally either as a trustee or non-executive director.
- An understanding of key aspects of governance, including the development of strategic plans and the implications of conflicts of interest.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Good team player, respectful of others opinions and point of view.
- Strategic vision;
- Good independent judgement; and
- Ability to think creatively and the willingness to speak openly.
The time commitment for meetings would be approximately 7 days per annum as follows:
- Board Meetings - 2 ½ days (5 half days)
- Committee Meetings – 4 ½ days (9 meetings of up to 2 hours)
We would be interested in hearing from candidates who while not able to commit to all the board meetings and committee meetings at this stage would be interested in becoming a co-opted member of the Finance and Audit Committee in the first instance with a view to becoming a trustee and Treasurer in 2018 or 2019.
Once formally elected on to the Board, it is expected that you will serve a minimum of at least one three-year term. This is a voluntary role, however, travel expenses will be reimbursed fully.
Please see the Treasurer Role Description for more information.
If you would like more information and/or would like to discuss the role further, please contact Elizabeth Dymond, Director of Finance and Corporate Services.
Applications should also be addressed to Elizabeth.
The Civil Service Charity's website: Civil Service Charity
Morecambe Bay Partnership
Closing date: 16 August 2017
Morecambe Bay Partnership is celebrating and safeguarding the heritage that is special and distinctive in the Morecambe Bay area and unlocking the economic, environmental and health benefits from this for the Bay’s communities. We are a unique organisation cutting across boundaries around the Bay area, working in partnership, to deliver heritage, environment, arts, and community and tourism projects.
We are looking for a Treasurer at an exciting and significant time. We are at the early stages of reviewing what we want to achieve as an organisation, redefining our future direction and securing funding to deliver our ambitions.
We are looking for a person who can help us think long term and strategically, with a background in either financial management, fundraising, and book keeping.
You will be passionate about the Morecambe Bay area, its people, nature and heritage. You will have the personal presence, influence and connections to drive our ambitions forward and build support for Morecambe Bay Partnership.
The role of Treasurer is voluntary and is likely to take around 6 days of your time each year.
If you share our passion for celebrating and caring for the things that make Morecambe Bay special and our desire to make a difference and give something back to the Bay’s communities, then we’d love to hear from you.
Overall – work with Partnership staff/contracted professionals to ensure
- The financial affairs of the Partnership are reported, legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
- Proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.
- Monitoring and reporting on the financial health of the organisation.
- The production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits.
Specifically – work with Partnership staff/contracted professionals
- Liaise with relevant staff, trustees and/or volunteers to ensure the financial viability of the organisation.
- Make fellow trustees aware of the financial status and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them.
- Regularly report the financial position at committee meetings (balance sheet, cash flow, fundraising performance etc).
- Oversee the production of an annual budget and propose its adoption at the last meeting of the previous financial year.
- Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place
- Appraising the financial viability of plans, proposals and feasibility studies.
- Lead on appointing and liaising with auditors/an independent examiner.
- Knowledge and experience of current and fundraising finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations.
- Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management (as necessary).
- Good financial analysis skills.
- Ability to communicate clearly.
Jenny Wain, Development Officer
Applications to be emailed to above contact and copied to firstname.lastname@example.org also.
How to Apply
If you wish to be considered as a Trustee please apply by email with:
- Name and full contact details
- Curriculum Vitae
- Supporting statement (maximum of two pages of A4 please) setting out:
- why you would like to be a trustee,
- what value you can add to Morecambe Bay Partnership,
- what you would hope to get out of becoming a trustee,
- what Morecambe Bay Partnership can give back to you, and
whether you are interested in being considered as the Treasurer
- Confirmation that you understand the role of a trustee and are eligible to become a trustee
- An indication if you are related to any member of staff or serving Board Member and any conflicts of interest that you think might arise or any reason which may prevent you from becoming a charity trustee
- Contact details for two references.
To find out more about this opportunity please read our Trustee Prospectus .
Morecambe Bay Partnership's website: Morecambe Bay Partnership