The following organisations are seeking an Honorary Treasurer:
Added: 12 September 2018
Could you be Shine’s next Honorary Treasurer?
Join us for an exciting opportunity to make a difference...
Use your experience of strategic financial management to help drive and support Shine’s strategic direction and on-going success in making a difference to thousands of individuals and families whose lives are affected by spina bifida, hydrocephalus and associated conditions.
In return, this role will provide you with an opportunity to put your skills and expertise to use in a different context, and ‘give something back’. It will help to fulfil your organisation’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) and add a new dimension to your CV. You will learn more about the work of a national charity, and the successes and challenges a charity has in ensuring that the resources, processes and best practice are in place to deliver services which make a difference.
About the role
Shine is led by its Board of 16 Trustees, who are responsible for the governance and strategic direction of the charity. As a Shine Trustee, you will have the opportunity to make a valuable and important contribution to our current work and future direction.
Shine is seeking to recruit a qualified and experienced accountant as the new Honorary Treasurer. As Honorary Treasurer, you will play a key role in supporting Shine’s Board of Trustees and Senior Management Team to develop and implement the charity’s strategy. You will be one of three Honorary Officers of the Board.
Working alongside the Chair and Vice-Chair, you will oversee financial, internal control and risk management matters of the charity in line with good practice, our governing document and legal requirements and will support our Director of Finance in reporting on these to the Board.
Shine is the only organisation with a membership of over 11,000 individuals, that works across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to provide information, support and advice to thousands of individuals and families whose lives are affected by spina bifida, hydrocephalus and associated conditions. We work to raise awareness, educate professionals, and influence key policy and practice to ensure that our members have improved access to specialist services and treatment.
Time Commitment – and our Commitment to You
The role is an important role and requires approximately 8 days a year, of which 4-5 days will be on fixed dates for Committee and Audit meetings. These dates will be planned well in advance. We encourage active participation, and Trustees often give more time.
There are currently four one-day Board of Trustee meetings a year, usually held in Peterborough. You will be invited to attend occasional events to support Shine, and asked to provide support and advice when appropriate.
The successful candidate would serve initially for 3 years with the potential to be reappointed for up to a further two terms of 3 years after that.
This is an unpaid role, but expenses are paid for attendance at Board meetings and other Trustee activities. Some employers encourage and enable trusteeship as part of wider career development and corporate social responsibility.
We will give you a full induction and ongoing support and development in this role.
What we hope you’ll bring to this role
- A demonstrable commitment to Shine’s aims, values and work is essential.
- Expertise, skills and credibility in high-level strategy development
- Strong interpersonal skills and relationship-building abilities.
- An ability to contribute significantly to the work of the Trustees.
- Strong leadership and chairing skills, ability to motivate staff and volunteers and bring people together
- Sound technical accounting and financial skills
- Proven experience of financial management at a senior level is essential
- Experience of overseeing risk management and assurance
- Good coaching skills to support the Director of Finance and Operations
- Interviews will be held before 30 November 2018
- Appointment will be confirmed at Shine’s Board meeting on 4 December 2018
For further detail on the role, please go to https://www.shinecharity.org.uk/recruitment/vacancy-for-treasurer or email email@example.com for information.
Please submit a CV and covering letter to Val Stokes on firstname.lastname@example.org
Shine's website: Shine
Closing date: 30 November 2018
Claridge House was opened as a healing centre in 1954, by members of the Friends Fellowship of Healing, a Quaker interest group.
In 2016, it became an independent CIO, and now offers individual and group retreats, bed and breakfast and a range of courses, focusing on health and spirituality.
The objects of the CIO are: To advance physical and mental health by the provision and maintenance of a centre for healing, rest and renewal in accordance with the principles of the Society of Friends for persons, regardless of their religion or belief.
Your overall responsibilities will include:
- Oversee the financial affairs of Claridge House and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice, seeking advice from the Auditor/Independent Examiner as appropriate;
- Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place and adhered to.
- Monitor the financial health of the organisation
- Report on the financial position to other Trustees at Board Meetings (including historic accounts and cash flow forecasts);
- Ensure fellow trustees are aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them;
- Oversee the production of legally required financial reports/returns, accounts including liaising with the Independent Examiner regarding Annual Accounts and contributing to the Trustees’ Annual Report.
We’re looking for a qualified or part-qualified accountant or someone with equivalent experience. Some familiarity with charity financial management would be useful, but not essential. Additionally, you should be in sympathy with the Quaker aims and principles on which Claridge House is run. We estimate a time commitment that averages out at 2 days a month including trustee meetings every 2 months and occasional meetings with the finance team, as required. We hope to appoint by 1 January 2019.
Please see the Treasurer Role Description for more information or contact:
Jane Short ( Clerk to Trustees) at: email@example.com
To apply please complete the Claridge House application form and return to Jane at the above email address.
Claridge House's website: Claridge House
Added: 10 September 2018
Rett UK, based in Luton, are the only charity who provides professional support to people living with Rett syndrome across the UK. We support families through a national helpline, including telephone and email support, co-ordinate Rett specialist clinics in conjunction with the NHS, organise support groups and have a dedicated parental contact network. We have a small staff team working on a national level. We receive NO government or lottery funding and rely entirely on donations and grants to fund our work.
Our Board of Trustees is made up of a mixture of family members and also those with no direct connection to Rett syndrome. The full Board usually meets 4 times per year, usually in London on a Saturday. Sub-committee meetings take place via Skype, usually on weeknight evenings. These include Management, Finance, Research and Policy & Procedures Committees. All of our Trustees are volunteers although out of pocket expenses are reimbursed in accordance with policy.
General Trustee responsibilities include: ensuring the charity operates within the Law and within its governing documents. To contribute actively to the strategic direction of the charity, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting organisational targets. Safeguarding the good name of the charity and ensuring financial stability. Rett UK is a company limited by guarantee and the Board of Trustees are also Directors of the Company.
Role of Honorary Treasurer
- Maintain an overview of the charity’s financial affairs
- Work with our book keeper and CEO to prepare budgets, accounts and financial statements
- Write and present the Treasurers Report to Trustees
- Chair the Finance Committee
- Monitor the charity’s Reserves
- Monitor the charity’s financial procedures and controls
- Work with our book-keeper and accountant to facilitate the independent examination of the charity’s accounts and implementation of any recommendations
- Present the Annual Accounts at the AGM
- Appropriate financial qualification and/or experience (Chartered status and knowledge of company and charity law desirable)
- Commitment to the charity
- Willingness to devote the required time and effort
- Understanding and acceptance of the legal responsibilities of being a charity trustee
- Strategic vision
- Good independent judgement
- Ability to think creatively and the willingness to speak their mind
- Skills to analyse proposals and their financial implications
- Good team player, respectful of others opinions and point of view.
For enquiries about the role please contact:
Becky Jenner, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rett UK's website: Rett UK
Inter Cultural Youth Exchange UK (ICYE UK)
Closing date: 26 September 2018
Inter Cultural Youth Exchange UK (ICYE UK) is a non-government organisation set up in 1993 to promote inter-cultural understanding, peace and cooperation. We believe that local community action can have a global reach and positively affect the world we live in. ICYE UK is part of a federation of over 30 countries and promotes intercultural exchange and understanding as well as investing in young people through voluntary placements overseas, including social and environmental projects in a range of countries in South America, Africa and Asia. We also believe in the importance of reciprocal exchange and host roughly 50 international volunteers in the UK every year.
Where the Charity is based
We are now seeking a motivated Treasurer to join our dynamic board.
The successful applicant will provide support to staff and board in relation to financial matters, including budgeting, tracking actuals, forecasting, and analysis of financial trends. The role will ensure the financial sustainability of the organisation is considered as part of all decision making and report back to membership at the end of the year. An understanding of basic charity finance is essential, whilst being a (part) qualified accountant is desirable, although not essential.
As Treasurer, you will ensure that ICYE UK works within its charitable objectives and is compliant with charity and company law within the jurisdictions in which it is registered and operates, and you will work to further the charitable objectives of the organisation.
ICYE UK uses Skype and emails wherever possible. Trustees will be expected to attend 6 board meetings in London and sub-committee meetings where applicable, along with two Staff/Trustee away days and the AGM on the 27th October 2018.
What are we looking for?
As a board, ICYE UK's shared aims are to act in all of the following capacities:
Advisory: Providing free expert advice/management expertise.
Regulatory: Ensuring probity and managing regulatory and financial risks
Democratic: Contributing to the resolution of various stakeholder interests and accepting responsibility for the direction and strategy of ICYE
Educational: Providing opportunities for debate, learning and sharing of expertise
Participatory: Engage volunteers in the on-going development of the organisation- (as oper ICYE mission)
Networking: Being ambassadors, linking to contacts, shaping and influencing others
Involving: Motivating skilled volunteers
Visionary: Adding missionary zeal, bringing passion to the mission
Leadership: Steering the organisation in the right direction, with an emphasis on embedded the ICYE vision, mission and values into the ICYE way of doing things
Supportive: Supporting, valuing and rewarding the Office manager and Staff
The ideal Trustee will be able to support in acting out the above capacities in collaboration with the board. Knowledge and experience of governance and management within an international volunteering charity, or other governance and management experience that is applicable to the post and sector would be advantageous but training and development will be provided.
You will be committed and driven by ICYE UK’s values and vision, and committed to understanding the importance of volunteering and cultural exchange in education and personal development. We also welcome applications from candidates who have personal experience of volunteering overseas.
What difference will you make?
Trustees are invaluable to ICYE UK and will ensure that ICYE UK continues to send and receive volunteers who make a difference to local NGOs, globally, year-on-year, through strategic shaping and direction.
As a Trustee, you will lead on a strategic area and use your skills to direct a dynamic team who support over 60 volunteers every year.
What's in it for you?
Trusteeship is a challenging and brilliant way to volunteer your time and skills to an organisation and to build upon your strengths. Through being on a board you learn big picture thinking, find creative solutions to problems and come to quick decisions. You will volunteer with passionate people from very different backgrounds and personalities and will contribute a small part to a much bigger whole, to support values of listening, co-operation and understanding.
So much of the work done by volunteers across the UK enables individuals and communities to grow that no amount of money can pay for.
For more information contact:
Jasmine Wakeel, ICYE UK Trustee
To apply for this position, please send the following to Jasmine at the email address above by Wednesday, 26 September 2018:
- Letter of motivation
Inter Cultural Youth Exchange UK's website: ICYE UK
European Network on Statelessness (ENS)
Closing date: 28 September 2018
The European Network on Statelessness (ENS) is a network of NGOs, academic initiatives, and individual experts committed to address statelessness in Europe (130 members in 40 countries). Everyone has the right to a nationality. We believe this must be respected and those who lack nationality - stateless people - are entitled to full protection. We are dedicated to working with stateless people in Europe to advocate for respect of their human rights. We aim to reach our goals through law and policy development, awareness raising, and capacity building.
Where the Charity is based
Tottenham Hale, London
ENS is seeking a new Treasurer to support the Board of Trustees and Secretariat in overseeing the financial affairs of the charity. This is an exciting opportunity to support a young but growing and ambitious organisation pioneering work on an important human rights issue. We are looking for someone who shares our values and ambition, and who is able to play a hands-on-role in supporting the financial management of the charity while also contributing to strategic planning and fundraising in helping to develop and grow the organisation.
As Treasurer you will be committed to the principles of effective governance and financial management in charities. You will have an accountancy or financial qualification, and experience as a Trustee Treasurer or awareness of charity accounting practice is preferable but not essential. Also desirable would be having active networks in the business and/or philanthropy sectors which could be enlisted to support ENS’s work.
ENS’s Board is made up of six Trustees which meets quarterly, usually twice via teleconference and twice at the ENS offices in Tottenham Hale, London. In addition the Finance Sub Committee (comprising the Chair, Treasurer, Director and Operations Manager) also meets quarterly (either via teleconference or in person). The overall time commitment for a trustee is expected to be up to four days per quarter. The position of trustee is voluntary, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
Please see the role description attached for more information or contact:
Chris Nash (ENS Director)
T: 020 3903 4463
European Network on Statelessness's website: ENS
South London Botanical Institute (SLBI)
Closing date: 30 September 2018
The South London Botanical Institute (SLBI) is a unique educational charity, currently changing and developing at an exciting pace. After more than a century, SLBI volunteers and supporters have a valued and vibrant tradition of sharing their passion for plants and their environments with the people, both adults and children, of south London and beyond. It is a friendly, volunteer-led charity with a dedicated staff-team. SLBI was fully endowed in 1910 with its building and botanic garden, and boasts a specialist library and a historic herbarium (pressed plant specimens).
Where the Charity is based
Tulse Hill, South London
Expectation for the role
The present Treasurer is retiring, so we are looking for a successor to direct the financial management of SLBI and lead the Finance Team (FT). This is an interesting and central (unpaid) trustee role.
The applicant should be a qualified or part-qualified accountant.
We estimate a time commitment that averages out at 2-3 hours per week, including trustee evening meetings every 2 months and occasional meetings with finance team.
Please see the role description attached for more information or contact:
Nell Gatehouse, email@example.com, 020 8674 5787
South London Botanical Institute's website: SLBI