The following organisations are seeking an Honorary Treasurer:
Just be a Child
Added: 11 October 2018
Just be a Child is fast growing charity building libraries and learning centres in Kenya. We do so by collecting donated books in the UK, loading them onto our 40ft container and sending them to Kenya. Once there, local volunteers of all ages come and convert the container into the library. We train a few librarians and the community takes it from there. Our aim is to increase the number of libraries built from 1 to 4 each year.
The Trustee/Treasurer would help us grow the charity, both in financial and logistical terms and ensure we continue achieving long term sustainable impact. The person should understand business growth, be a true entrepreneur and, have knowledge and expertise of bookkeeping and/or fundraising.
We expect a commitment of no less than 2 days per month and more at certain times of the year.
The candidate would be motivated by working for a very open, transparent and inclusive charity. We have very personal approach, hands on, and collaborative approach, so you should be comfortable working with a small team.
For more information contact:
JBAC's website: Just be a Child
Council for British Research in the Levant
Closing date: 15 November 2018
The CBRL is a research charity and membership organisation which operates the UK’s overseas research institutes in Amman and East Jerusalem and supports academic research across a broad range of subject areas – from archaeology to modern social science – in the countries of the Near East. CBRL has 13 staff across 3 locations and an income of c£1million, derived from government and research grants and its various activities.
CBRL is a member of the British International Research Institutes (“BIRI”), a group of independent charities sharing an office at the British Academy in central London and has overseas research institutes in the Levant.
Working with the Chair, Hon Secretary, Trustees and Senior Leadership Team, the role of the new Hon Treasurer will involve:
- overseeing the strategic financial management of the charity to ensure that the CBRL achieves a financially sustainable position and builds appropriate reserves;
- overseeing and presenting budgets, internal management accounts and annual financial statements to trustees;
- involvement, with management and other Hon Officers, in strategic planning and in presentation of plans to potential funders and stakeholders;
- leading in the trustees’ duty to ensure that proper accounting records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place;
- advising on the financial implications of the charity’s strategic plan;
- board-level liaison with the external auditors.
- ad hoc advice and support for the management team and Trustees on financial matters.
- chairing the Finance & Governance Sub-Committee
For further information on the role and person specification please see the Treasurer Role Description or contact:
Rachel Telfer, Executive Officer
CBRL's website: CBRL
The Costume Society
Added: 24 September 2018
We are the UK’s largest and longest-established fashion and dress history network for a variety of professionals and anyone interested in all aspects of clothing – past and present, around the globe. Our activities include an annual two-day conference plus other events and our academic journal, Costume, published by Edinburgh University Press.
The Costume Society is a national charity and Trustees are located across the UK. Committee meetings take place in London.
The Costume Society seeks a new Honorary Treasurer/Trustee (to replace our long-standing incumbent) to manage our financial affairs. We seek someone with financial experience to join our Executive Committee to handle the practical aspects of our finances and investment funds, and provide the financial vision that will enable us to expand our charitable activities. We have managed investment funds providing income for our five annual awards, which offer from £500 to £5,000 for research, conservation, curatorial and design-related activities. The Society has recently appointed an Accounts Keeper who makes weekly entries in the Society’s bespoke Excel accounts workbook and is responsible to and works with the Hon. Treasurer.
- Maintain the financial affairs of the organisation in accordance with the Costume Society constitution (as one of its trustees).
- Maintain records in accordance with current accounting standards and charities law.
- Notify the trustees of any concerns regarding cash flow or the financial health of the Society.
- Pay invoices authorized by members of the Executive Committee.
- Submit appropriate reports to the Executive Committee meetings and to the AGM
- Prepare annual balance sheet and statements of financial activities
- Submit accounts to independent examiners for audit
- Attend the meetings of the Executive Committee held three times a year (usually late Sept, mid Jan and early May) to report on and discuss financial issues.
- Make trustees and officers aware of their financial obligations and explain financial data to them.
- Advise the Committee on the financial viability of its plans and proposals, including any fundraising and development strategies.
- Monitor bank current cash flow projections & increase/decrease short term deposits.
- Oversee the activities of the Accounts Keeper.
- Submit three annual HMRC online income tax reclaims.
We also require:
- Membership of the Costume Society.
- Experience of financial management and fundraising.
- An ability to communicate financial information clearly.
- Sound financial analysis skills.
- Facility with Excel.
- A reputable security system on your computer.
For more information contact:
Shaun Cole (Acting) Chairman email@example.com
The Costume Society's website: Costume Society