The following organisations are seeking an Honorary Treasurer:
Added: 16 May 2017
Rett UK 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.
Board of Trustees
Our Board of Trustees is made up of a mixture of family members and also those with no connection to Rett syndrome. The full Board usually meets 4 times per year, in London on a Saturday. Sub-committee meetings take place via Skype, usually on weeknight evenings. These include Management, Finance, Fundraising and Research 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 Accountant 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 Accountant and Auditors to facilitate the audit 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 More Information
Have a look at our website: www.rettuk.org or give Becky a call on 01582 798910 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Rett UK is a registered charity in England & Wales: 1137820 and a Company Limited by Guarantee: 07339522
Rett UK's website: Rett UK
Added: 4 May 2017
Candlelighters’ main purpose is to provide financial, emotional and practical support to families, in Yorkshire, who are affected by childhood cancer. We support around 150 new families each year and our work continues to ensure that each family unit is supported in these extraordinary circumstances.
We support children and their families from diagnosis and throughout their journey, including financial support, practical help on the wards and clinic (LGI), well-needed breaks, and emotional and well-being support for the whole family at our family support centre (The Square) and family support bus. We are based in Leeds.
The Trustee Board is made up of parents, medical staff and business individuals, each one bringing their own unique skills. We are looking for a Treasurer with sound financial experience to (in addition to the statutory duties listed below):
- Liaise with the Charity Director and Financial Accountant with regard to financial issues
- Review and approve the annual Trust accounts
- Chair the Finance Committee which has responsibility for overseeing management and statutory accounts, budgeting and investment performance
- Present financial and investment issues to the Trustees in conjunction with the Trust’s advisers (Auditors and Investment Managers) as and when required
- Liaise with the Trust’s investment managers (currently Brewin Dolphin) and ensure that key issues relating to investment strategy and investment performance are brought to the attention of the Trustees
- Act as a back-up expenditure approver in accordance with the Trust’s Authority levels.
- Statutory Duties of a Trustee:
To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
- To ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document
- To ensure the organisation uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects: the organisation must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are
- To contribute actively to the board of trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets
- To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation
- To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation
- To ensure the financial stability of the organisation
- To protect and manage the property of the charity and to ensure the proper investment of the charity’s funds.
Please see the Treasurer Role Profile for more information or call Jo Shepheard (Charity Director) or Pauline Jolly (Finance Officer) on 0113 322 9283 during office hours.
Application forms can be found on our website http://www.candlelighters.org.uk/howyoucanhelp/volunteer-for-candlelighters/current-volunteering-opportunities/treasurer-trustee/
Alternatively, if you would like to request an application form, please e-mail email@example.com
Please send your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Candlelighters' website: Candlelighters
Southern Brooks Community Partnership (SBCP)
Closing date: 26 June 2017
We are a charity who works with the community to deliver a wide range of support services across South Gloucestershire and Bristol. Some of the projects we run include one to one support for families, adults and children, 3 Youth Clubs, employment coaching for unemployed people furthest from the job market. We aim to fill gaps in service provision, where communities’ needs are not being met. For more information on the services and projects we run please read our most recent annual report found at www.southernbrooks.org.uk
Southern Brooks Community Partnership (SBCP) is looking for a Treasurer guide the charity during an exciting time of organisational growth and help achieve our five-year plan.
We are looking for individuals to fulfil a general governance role in the charity as well as someone to perform the specific role of Treasurer. We are also looking for people with experience in business development or marketing and communications. Our Trustees don't often contribute operationally within the charity, but do act as a sounding board for the operations team. You are fully committed to our values and have an interest or knowledge about the local areas. You will engage in Trustee meetings, overseeing the bigger picture of the charity, and advise on specific projects and developments using your expertise.
Please see the Recruitment Pack for more information or contact:
Jackie Lewis email@example.com 01454 868 570
SBCP's website: Southern Brooks
Nautical Museums Trust Limited
Added: 27 April 2017
This non-profitmaking charitable trust (a limited company), owns and runs the independent, Arts Council accredited, Shipwreck Museum and gift shop, with its important collection of maritime artefacts. It also owns three historic shipwrecks, and organises events including guided tours of the local wreck of the 18th century Dutch East Indiaman, Amsterdam.
The immediate plan and priority is to develop and diversify our income streams and strengthen our capability. Longer term, we have ambitious plans to seek funding to extend the existing museum to create additional space for educational and other visitor facilities as well as for display and conservation.
We are based at The Shipwreck Museum, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3DW.
The person should be qualified either as an accountant or as a bookkeeper and is needed to oversee, report on and advise the Trustees on the finances that are otherwise in the care of the Business Director.
The Hon. Treasurer is not required to undertake day to day financial management.
Specific tasks include:
- Working with the Business Director to oversee the monthly and year end reporting to the Board.
- Liaising with the auditor on the Annual Reports to the Trustees, the Charity Commission and to Companies House.
- Advising the Board of Trustees on relevant financial matters, such as financial policies and relations with the bank.
- Finalising the annual budget for the forthcoming year.
Our Accountants are Manningtons of Hastings - Alex Thomson of that firm is our Company Secretary.
Please see the Treasurer Role Specification for more information or contact:
Ros Pulfer, NMT trustee, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01424 444769
Shipwreck Museum's website: Shipwreck Museum
Charitable Trusts West Midlands (CTWM)
Added: 27 April 2017
Established in 1975 CTWM is the leading membership association for trusts and foundations and other funders in the West Midlands. Currently there are 70 members ranging from large national trusts that give grants in the region to local grant givers and individuals. Charitable Trusts West Midlands is a small unincorporated and unregistered not for profit organization but has applied to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). The CTWM provides funders with an opportunity to share and learn from each others experience of grant giving and develop good practice in grant making; explore matters of common concern, and forge productive relationships that contribute to the wider benefits and overall sustainability of the region’s voluntary and community sector. The organisation also aims to provide a route for charitable trust funders to be able to engage formally with private and public funders and their networks to increase opportunities for co-ordination and collaboration to better meet the needs of the diverse communities in the region.
We organise an annual programme of talks, seminars, workshop and networking events for members and guests; Maintain a members website, which provides information on the annual programme of events, publications, briefings, news items relevant to the work of trusts and foundations, and produce a quarterly news update and events e-bulletin; Link with other relevant regional membership organisations that have a common interest in supporting the development of the voluntary and community sector in the region.
The Charity is based in Birmingham and is hosted by Harborne Parish Lands Charity, 109 Court Oak Road, B17 9AA.
The person will need to prepare the draft end of year accounts for independent examination. In particular they will need to be able to undertake the following:
- Advising the Committee on any developments in regulations and charitable requirements that affect the financial management and accounting of charities and charitable trusts.
- Oversee the production of quarterly management accounts that are presented at the Executive Committee meetings.
- Liaise with the Independent Examiner on the signing off of end of year accounts and present the final accounts to members at the Annual General Meeting.
- Supporting the development of WM Funders Network membership ‘offer’ and the recruitment and retention of members.
- Help support the Secretary in the production of suitable and appropriate financial and accounting policies and procedures for Executive Committee approval.
- Provide financial management advice to the Executive Committee and contribute to the development of a strategy and business plan as part of its annual business planning process.
- Support the Chair and Secretary in the development of budgets and financial plans to take forward and implement as part of the business planning.
- Share their skills and knowledge with other Executive Committee members through informal training.
Please see the Treasurer Role Outline for more information or contact:
Pauline Roche, Chair
CTWM's website: Charitable Trusts West Midlands