The following organisations are seeking an Honorary Treasurer:
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
Public Service Broadcasting Trust (Fixers)
Added: 20 April 2017
Fixers exists to inform and educate people on issues and voices that are not normally heard or valued:
- Our approach is to go looking for marginalised and vulnerable young people.
- We recognise young people as experts in their own lived experience and help them narrate their own authentic stories.
- We create a bigger footprint by opening up these stories to the general public across a web of channels – including face to face, social media, local and national media, including regular spots on ITV news, and other platforms - confronting them with unsought and unexpected human stories.
We are looking for a Treasurer/Trustee to:
- Monitor the financial standing of the charity and reports to the Board 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.
- Ensures that annual accounts are submitted to all relevant regulators in a timely fashion.
- Liaising with external auditors on financial issues and ensuring that the organsiation’s finances are responsibly managed/invested for the betterment of the organisation’s work and for the beneficiaries it serves.
Please see the Treasurer Role Description for more information or contact:
To apply send a CV and covering letter to:
Nathan Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fixers' website: Fixers
Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP)
Added: 19 April 2017
Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Britain is a national charity and company limited by guarantee. We are part of an international organisation, and have been operational in the UK since 1989. Our mission is to support people, particularly those in hardship, to learn how to handle conflict, resist violence and build stronger relationships.
Working through a network of skilled volunteers based across the country, AVP Britain runs a programme of workshops for anyone who wants to find ways of resolving conflict without resorting to violence. We work in the community and also in prisons.
We have an office in London (Charles Square, LondonN1), but our Trustees and volunteers are based all around the country.
AVP Britain Trustees are currently reviewing and revising our national strategy, including plans for finance and fundraising in order to ensure the short- and longer-term sustainability of the organisation. We are looking for a treasurer who can lead on our national finance and fundraising strategy and work with our Finance Administrator to oversee our day-to-day finances and advise the Board on budgeting and financial performance, as well as producing our annual accounts.
We are looking for:
- A proven track record in budgeting and financial reporting including experience of overseeing annual accounts. Experience of charity accounting would be an asset.
- A commitment to the aims and values of the organisation. As a national charity promoting positive non-violent communication based on respect for self and others, we aim to ensure that these values are embedded in our dealings with one another at all levels throughout the organisation.
- An ability to attend 4 Trustees’ meetings a year, and to undertake the project management of the finance and fundraising plan, in conjunction with the Board of Trustees and our Finance Administrator.
Please see the Treasurer Ad for more information.
For more information or to apply, please contact:
Jane Harries (Chair of Trustees)
AVP Britain's website: AVP Britain
The Retreat Association
Added: 13 April 2017
The Retreat Association is a Christian-based organisation which seeks to enable people to explore and deepen their spiritual journey through retreats and reflective activities. No other national organisation is currently fulfilling our role in offering this kind of support to all those who are looking for ways of finding meaning in their lives. We are rooted in our Christian faith, which gives inspiration to what we do as we strive to be open and inclusive, offering advice to whoever approaches us, whatever their background or belief. Our key activities include advice, resources, training and events.
This role is an opportunity to make a difference in a small but dynamic charity.
We are seeking to appoint a treasurer to join our board of trustees and perform the following duties:
Overall preparation of budgets / management figures and advising on financial matters. This includes:
- Preparing annual accounts and annual report, together with necessary working papers prior to independent examination.
- Keeping the payroll using HMRC software system. Processing monthly payments to staff and HMRC, preparing payslips and pay relating to new staff appointments.
- Setting up payments by direct debit and online and general correspondence with the charity bank account.
- Preparation of figures for quarterly VAT return and processing through HMRC system; preparing figures for gift-aid claims twice a year.
Although most of the duties can be undertaken at home, the role also involves monthly visits to the charity offices in Saunderton to update accounts, respond to queries, manage data protection.
The board of trustees meets four times a year in London. The Treasurer would also normally join the operations committee which also meets four times a year in London or Birmingham. Trustees usually serve for a three-year term although we also welcome those offering their skills to a specific project for one or two years.
At least 3 years experience in accounts and/or financial management, including previous experience as a charity trustee.
- Sympathetic to the work of the RA and able to share the vision of offering support to those looking for stillness and silence in their lives.
- Able to commit time to the Retreat Association both to attend meetings and to take issues forward between meetings.
- Able to work collaboratively with the Retreat Association’s Director and trustees
- Able to communicate effectively in writing and in person.
Contact Alison MacTier for further information:
T: 01494 569 056
The Retreat Association's website: The Retreat Association