The following organisations are seeking an Honorary Treasurer:
Pelvic Radiation Disease Association (PRDA)
Added: 11 September 2017
The Pelvic Radiation Disease Association (PRDA) is a small cancer charity (also a registered company) which supports people suffering long term side effects of pelvic radiotherapy. PRDA has 6 volunteer Trustees/Directors and a part time self-employed administrator please see www.prda.org.uk for details.
We are based around SW London, although the administrator works from Leeds.
We are seeking a treasurer, the expectation for the role are:
- Handle all payments, receipts and undertake all book-keeping
- Produce Income and Expenditure reports
- Prepare annual accounts for auditors
- Handle fund-raising websites and Gift Aid reclaims
- Work with fundraiser
- Deal with all filings with Companies House and Charity Commission
- Make sure charity’s accounts are adequate for present and future spending and that proper accounting procedures and controls are in place
- Attend Trustee meetings in person or via Skype
For enquiries about the role please contact:
Jane Norris-Jones E: email@example.com
To apply please contact either:
Michael Wright E: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Jillings E: email@example.com
PRDA's website: PRDA
Closing date: 11 November 2017
We are Beams is a well established local charity which provides support services to disabled children and their families in Kent.
The children and young people who access our services will typically have one or multiple learning difficulties, complex health needs, physical or sensory impairment, challenging behaviour, Autism or severe ADHD.
In any one week we support at least 350 children and families.
We have recently completed a Big Lottery funded Operational Strength Review which highlighted that we should seek to strengthen our board of trustees to help secure our finances for the next stage of the charities development.
The ideal candidate will be in, or retired from a senior management position.
We particularly want to hear from candidates with a Financial Management and/or Accountancy background.
We are looking for people with a positive outlook and an ability to take on the role of a critical friend, considering and discussing information and reports from staff and management and asking questions as appropriate to ensure the organisation maintains its direction and focus on our charitable objectives.
You will need to be committed, astute, community minded, tolerant, resilient, disability aware and responsible. An ability to think flexibly in order to find solutions to problems will be a great asset.
For more information contact:
Katrina Adams, Operations Director Telephone: 01322 668501
To apply contact:
Lesley Dyball, Chair of Trustees
C/o We are Beams,
38/40 St David’s Road
Beam's website: Beams
Added: 29 August 2017
Styleability is creating scalable social change through adaptive fashion. This unique project helps to make fashion accessible for young disabled adults. The project works with young disabled adults in schools, colleges and youth groups throughout England and Wales, providing them with professional and practical advice on all aspects of adaptive fashion: promoting independence, body confidence and improved self-esteem.
The reach and scope of the project has grown considerably since it started and we have ambitious plans to grow our service provision to more geographical locations and develop strong and dependable income streams from fundraising and commercial activities.
The charity is based in Bristol but delivers services throughout England and Wales. Board meetings are usually held at the organisations premises in Bristol.
We are seeking an experienced Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees to be responsible for the financial well-being, strategy and financial administration of the charity. To also lead the Board’s duty to ensure proper accounting records are kept, financial resources are controlled, invested and economically spent in line with governance, legal and regulatory requirements.
- Monitor the financial standing of the charity and reports to the Board and CEO regarding cash-flow forecasting, income streams, out-going expenses and the overarching strategic management of the organisation’s financial resources.
- Oversee the charity’s financial risk-management process and report financial health to the board of trustees at regular intervals.
- Acts as a counter signatory on cheques and applications to funders and ensure that annual accounts are submitted to all relevant regulators in a timely fashion.
- Liaising with external auditors on financial issues and ensuring that the organisation’s finances are responsibly managed/invested for the betterment of the organisation’s work and for the beneficiaries it serves.
Main Responsibilities of the Treasurer:
In relation to Finance
Budgeting and strategic financial planning
- Ensure all strategic plans are financially appraised and budgets are aligned to both short-term and long-term objectives each year.
- Oversee planning/budgeting processes in participation with the Board and constructively challenge where required.
- Suggest alternative scenarios while evaluating strategic plans as a part of the risk management process and as a part of performance and reporting scenarios.
- Create greater transparency and accountability to improve resource allocation and charity’s image by adding specific measures as per SORP guidelines.
- Ensure a high standard of management accounting is maintained in order to safeguard assets.
- Liaise with the Executive and trustees to prepare and produce management accounts regularly.
Statutory Financial Reporting
- Board level liaison with external auditors (where appropriate) on specific issues in the auditing process and related board representations.
- Guide and advise fellow trustees to formally approve the annual report and audited accounts.
- Explain technicalities of accounts in plain language which is fully understood by the trustees.
- Develop reserves policy and safeguard the organisation’s finances.
- Keep the board informed of free reserves position regularly and advise to cope with changing circumstances.
In relation to Governance
- Lead the Board’s duty to ensure proper accounting records are kept, financial resources are controlled, invested and economically spent in line with governance, legal and regulatory requirements.
- Chair finance committees (where necessary) in line with standing orders and terms of reference and reporting findings/developments back to the Board of trustees.
- Advising on the financial implications of the charity’s strategic plans and overseeing the charity’s financial risk-management process.
- Lead in the development and implementation of financial reserves, cost management and investment policies.
- Qualified accountant with demonstrated commercial awareness and knowledge.
- Knowledge of charity SORP and impending changes.
- Competent use of IT skills.
- Proven ability to communicate and explain financial information to members of the Board and other stakeholders.
- Analytical and evaluation skills, demonstrating good judgement.
- Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
- Good communication skills.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience of charity fundraising and finance practices.
- Dedicated to the organisation’s cause and objectives and willing to act as the charity’s ambassador to external bodies, charities and companies.
- Skills and experience in one or more areas of non-executive governance and management e.g. strategic planning, business management, financial/accountancy, understanding of HR issues, experience of Trusts or other grant giving bodies particularly fundraising and legal knowledge.
- A team-oriented approach to problem solving and to management.
- The Board meets quarterly and the Treasurer is expected to be available for meetings (in person or via Skpe)
- Occasional ad hoc meetings may be required between formal Board meetings, as and when required
To apply please send your CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role to firstname.lastname@example.org
Styleability's website (under development): Styleability
Added: 11 August 2017
Sound World is a new charity being formed out of the non-profit organisation New Music
in the South West (NMSW). Its focus is safeguarding the future of musical culture in the
In an increasingly hostile climate, NMSW runs an integrated programme of educational
events, concerts and community projects reaching beyond the usual concert going public.
We give people from all backgrounds the opportunity to experience, understand and
participate in great music; we support the development of the region’s brightest young
talents and give hundreds of young people their first experience of live, classical music.
The new charity will build on this work and directly address the gradual disappearance of
music as a subject from secondary schools.
As we look to embark on this exciting new phase, starting a new life as the Sound World
charity, we are looking for an honorary treasurer to complete our excellent new Board of
Key responsibilities will include:
- keeping the charity accounts and maintaining an overview of the charity’s financial
position, ensuring the charity’s financial affairs meet Charity Commission regulations
- reporting to Trustees and Charity Commission
- advising fellow trustees in the Board’s formal approval of the annual accounts
- managing bank accounts: income from fundraising, payments, expenses etc.
Additional responsibilities may include:
- ensuring the charity adheres to relevant employment law
- reporting to HMRC.
Qualities and experience:
- The treasurer need not be a musician, nor hold musical qualifications of any kind; but
he or she should have a passion for music and a belief in the value of charity’s work
- He/she should be honest, open minded and have a positive outlook
- He/she should have a good understanding of appropriate accounting procedures and
- If possible he/she should have a good understanding of employment law.
- Board meetings - the board of trustees will meet at least twice per year, often within
the Bristol/Bath area
- Ongoing liaising with the charity administrator/CEO.
Please find more details about Sound World in the enclosed Overview.
Applications should be emailed to Dr. Julian Leeks at email@example.com.
- 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 are your musical interests
- any other cultural or educational interests
- Contact details for two references.
Sound World's website: Sound World