The following organisations are seeking an Honorary Treasurer:
The Environment Trust
Added: 19 September 2018
The Environment Trust is an established buildings preservation and landscape trust caring for places and connecting to people of all ages and backgrounds across southwest London. Our purpose is to preserve and conserve the best of our built and natural heritage. Our aim is to inspire a love of local places and enhance people’s lives through raising awareness and encouraging involvement, inclusion, volunteering and learning.
We are keen to recruit a treasurer to further strengthen our organisation and help us meet our goals. You would be required to attend Trustee Board and Finance Board meetings 6 times a year, plus occasional meetings with the Finance Officer. Meetings are held at the Trust offices - ETNA, 13 Rosslyn Road, Twickenham, TW1 2AR
This post is voluntary and not remunerated.
Purpose of the role
To maintain an overview of the Trust's financial affairs; ensure its financial viability; make sure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained; support the Trustees and staff with Trust related financial queries.
The post holder will
- Be interested and supportive of the Trust’s aims and objectives
- Take ownership of the financial systems of the Trust
- Ensure good financial governance
- Keep the Trustees informed of the financial health of the Trust
- Deliver project and operational budgets each year
- Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
- Overseeing, approving and presenting to the Trustees, budgets, accounts and financial statements
- Ensuring that the financial resources of the Trust meet its present and future needs
- Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate reserves policy
- Chairing the Finance Board
- Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place
- Liaising with any paid staff and volunteers about financial matters
- Advising on the financial implications of the Trust's strategic plans
- Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate investment policy (if applicable)
- Ensuring buildings equipment and assets are adequately maintained and insured
- Liaise with external accountant, or examiner responsible for statutory examination of accounts
- Ensuring that the accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies, e.g. The Charity Commission and/or the Registrar of Companies
- Keeping the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities
- Contributing to the fundraising strategy of the Trust
- Making a formal presentation of the accounts at the annual general meeting and drawing attention to important points in a coherent and easily understandable way
- Authorise payments when required
Person Specification, Training, experience & qualifications
- A financial training to Financial Controller level is desirable
- A financial qualification would be useful
- Knowledge & skills
- Proven capacity for strategic thinking
- Proven self-starter with evidence of achievement of objectives
- Attention to detail and meeting deadlines
- Able to develop and deliver advice, training and other kinds of support to Trustees and staff
- Good understanding of SSAPs as they affect charities
- Interpersonal skills
- Excellent team-working and leadership skills with people of diverse backgrounds and levels of knowledge
- Excellent negotiating and influencing skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills including ability to adapt communication styles to a variety of circumstances
- Skilled at belonging to or working with business networks to enhance the work of the Trust
This job description is subject to change. Job descriptions are updated in consultation with the post-holder on a regular basis to ensure they continue to reflect the needs of the role.
For further information about this job please contact Berny Simcox, CEO
M: 07860 878 462
Environment Trust's website: Environment Trust
Added: 18 September 2018
Lightyear Foundation is a science education charity working to ensure that every child has access to good quality science education. Its flagship project, Sensory Science, breaks down the barriers for disabled children to participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) through play, exploration and creativity.
We are based in London and Bristol and are seeking a Treasurer to undertake the following:
- Act as a signatory on the bank account
- Occasional liaison with Lightyear’s firm of accountants
- Authorise payments
- Support the CEO with the annual budget or finance documents for trust/grant applications and Board updates
- Attend quarterly Board Meetings in Central London or via conference call.
For more information contact:
Katherine Sparkes: Katie@lightyearfoundation.org
Lightyear Foundation's website: Lightyear Foundation
Closing date: 30 September 2018
Economy is widely recognised as the leader in understandable, accessible and engaging economics public education and communication. We are building a community of citizens and economists who together will make economics a conversation about what matters and how we can achieve it. Economy sets out to demystify economics through providing public education for young people and adults, running a digital news and entertainment platform which finds new ways to talk about the economy and working with the media, politicians and professional economists to achieve broader systemic change.
We are looking to expand and strengthen our trustee board to help us implement our exciting five year strategy and continue to develop as a sustainable and well-run organisation.
In particular, we are seeking people who, in addition to their general trustee role would use their experience to oversee the finance area of Economy’s work.
This role would work closely with the Chief Executive and Operations Officer to review and monitor Economy’s financial performance and prepare accounts.
- Reviewing and monitoring Economy's financial performance
- Ensuring Economy prepares and files proper accounts
- Ensuring that Economy has robust and effective financial controls in place
- Appraise the financial viability of projects, plans, proposals and other initiatives which may have a financial or corporate structure implication.
- Oversee the production of regular forecasts, an annual budget and a long term financial plan, in partnership with the Operations Officer and the Finance and HR Committee.
Please see the Trustee Recruitment Pack for more information or contact:
Emily Pilkington: email@example.com
Economy's website: Economy
Heart of Hastings
Closing date: 1 November 2018
Heart of Hastings is a Community Land Trust which is a community benefit society registered with the Financial Conduct Authority: 7604 and a charity registered with HMRC: EW82493. We were created in 2016 to create “affordable spaces, diverse communities and inclusive neighbourhoods through socially driven investment and long-term co-ownership.” To that end, we create homes which are genuinely affordable, related to median local Incomes rather than market rents, additionally, we work with local residents, tradespeople and stakeholders, bringing investment and work opportunities to our seaside town.
We are keen to recruit a treasurer to further strengthen our organisation and help us meet our goals.
The board meets by-monthly in Hastings, East Sussex. The Treasurer would be a key member of the board, attending meetings and working closely with the Chair, and our Executive Director, other board members and staff. This is an unpaid position, but reasonable expenses can be met in line with our rules and Equalities Policy.
The overall role of the treasurer is to:
- S/he is a key member of the board of trustees with a focus on strategic oversight
- Maintain an overview of the organisation's financial affairs and its financial viability
- Ensure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained
- Advise staff on improvements to the financial systems
For enquiries about the role or to arrange an informal chat with our Chair, Rodney Buse, please contact: Shelley Feldman
T: 01424 235901
Heart of Hastings' website: Heart of Hastings