The following organisations are seeking an Honorary Treasurer:
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
The Encephalitis Society
Added: 07 August 2017
Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain. The inflammation is caused either by an infection or through the immune system attacking the brain in error.
The Encephalitis Society provides support and information to people affected by the condition, as well as to medical professionals with an interest. We raise awareness of encephalitis and collaborate on research into the condition.
OUR VISION is to live in a world where encephalitis is as rare as it possibly can be given its eradication is unlikely, and that those affected and their families, have access to early diagnosis, excellent management of their condition, timely access to rehabilitation and other forms of social support.
We are based in Malton, North Yorkshire, however, our trustees attend from all over the UK.
The Encephalitis Society is an exciting charity who delivers its quality services with passion and dynamism. We are highly regarded among the scientific and medical communities as well as among those we serve. We are looking for a treasurer who wants to work within such an organisation, and who in doing so, will make a real difference to people whose lives have been devastated by this condition.
The treasurer will oversee the financial matters of the charity in line with good practice and in accordance with the governing document and legal requirements and report to the board of trustees at regular intervals about the financial health of the organisation. The treasurer will ensure that effective financial measures, controls and procedures are put in place, and are appropriate for the charity.
Despite the additional responsibility, the treasurer will have in overseeing the financial matters of the charity, all trustees continue to be jointly and severally responsible, and therefore liable, for the administration of the charity.
Please find details of the role and skills required on our Treasurer Job Description.
For more information or to apply please contact
Dr Ava Easton, Chief Executive
Please put ‘Treasurer’ in the subject line of any email.
The Encephalitis Society's website: The Encephalitis Society
The Guild of St Bartholomew's Hospital
Added: 07 August 2017
The Guild of St Bartholomew’s Hospital supports Barts’ patients, their relatives and staff by running a general and souvenir shop, a ward trolley service and making financial grants. Our activities complement the work of the Barts Health NHS Trust in assisting patients’ comfort and help. Founded nearly 900 years ago Barts remains the only hospital, probably in the world, to have provided continuous care from its original site. Today it is an internationally renowned hospital for cardiac and cancer patients. HRH The Duke of Gloucester is Patron of our charity. Our website’s About Us/Publications page includes our Annual Reports.
The Hon Treasurer responsibility would suit especially someone retired or semi-retired who would enjoy working with a prestigious charity which intends to increase its membership and grants-giving. The new Treasurer will have considerable scope to organise work in the best way he or she considers. An accountancy background is very desirable but, whatever background, experience and confidence in handling accounts and overseeing expenditure and income are essential. While the Hon Treasurer will have overall responsibility for the Accounts it is envisaged that book-keeping support will be available from a designated book-keeper.
Our Trustees have a wide range of expertise and value the harmonious spirit of working together that is a Guild hallmark. The new Hon Treasurer can expect to be welcomed in that spirit and to contribute to it.
For enquiries about the role please contact:
Mr Patrick Jennings, Chairman, Barts Guild Patrick@Jenningsmail.uk
Mrs Jenny Jeyarajah, Hon Secretary, Barts Guild, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Guild of St Bartholomew's Hospital website: Guild of St Bartholomew's Hospital