The following organisations are seeking an Honorary Treasurer:
Added: 12 September 2018
Could you be Shine’s next Honorary Treasurer?
Join us for an exciting opportunity to make a difference...
Use your experience of strategic financial management to help drive and support Shine’s strategic direction and on-going success in making a difference to thousands of individuals and families whose lives are affected by spina bifida, hydrocephalus and associated conditions.
In return, this role will provide you with an opportunity to put your skills and expertise to use in a different context, and ‘give something back’. It will help to fulfil your organisation’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) and add a new dimension to your CV. You will learn more about the work of a national charity, and the successes and challenges a charity has in ensuring that the resources, processes and best practice are in place to deliver services which make a difference.
About the role
Shine is led by its Board of 16 Trustees, who are responsible for the governance and strategic direction of the charity. As a Shine Trustee, you will have the opportunity to make a valuable and important contribution to our current work and future direction.
Shine is seeking to recruit a qualified and experienced accountant as the new Honorary Treasurer. As Honorary Treasurer, you will play a key role in supporting Shine’s Board of Trustees and Senior Management Team to develop and implement the charity’s strategy. You will be one of three Honorary Officers of the Board.
Working alongside the Chair and Vice-Chair, you will oversee financial, internal control and risk management matters of the charity in line with good practice, our governing document and legal requirements and will support our Director of Finance in reporting on these to the Board.
Shine is the only organisation with a membership of over 11,000 individuals, that works across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to provide information, support and advice to thousands of individuals and families whose lives are affected by spina bifida, hydrocephalus and associated conditions. We work to raise awareness, educate professionals, and influence key policy and practice to ensure that our members have improved access to specialist services and treatment.
Time Commitment – and our Commitment to You
The role is an important role and requires approximately 8 days a year, of which 4-5 days will be on fixed dates for Committee and Audit meetings. These dates will be planned well in advance. We encourage active participation, and Trustees often give more time.
There are currently four one-day Board of Trustee meetings a year, usually held in Peterborough. You will be invited to attend occasional events to support Shine, and asked to provide support and advice when appropriate.
The successful candidate would serve initially for 3 years with the potential to be reappointed for up to a further two terms of 3 years after that.
This is an unpaid role, but expenses are paid for attendance at Board meetings and other Trustee activities. Some employers encourage and enable trusteeship as part of wider career development and corporate social responsibility.
We will give you a full induction and ongoing support and development in this role.
What we hope you’ll bring to this role
- A demonstrable commitment to Shine’s aims, values and work is essential.
- Expertise, skills and credibility in high-level strategy development
- Strong interpersonal skills and relationship-building abilities.
- An ability to contribute significantly to the work of the Trustees.
- Strong leadership and chairing skills, ability to motivate staff and volunteers and bring people together
- Sound technical accounting and financial skills
- Proven experience of financial management at a senior level is essential
- Experience of overseeing risk management and assurance
- Good coaching skills to support the Director of Finance and Operations
- Interviews will be held before 30 November 2018
- Appointment will be confirmed at Shine’s Board meeting on 4 December 2018
For further detail on the role, please go to https://www.shinecharity.org.uk/recruitment/vacancy-for-treasurer or email email@example.com for information.
Please submit a CV and covering letter to Val Stokes on firstname.lastname@example.org
Shine's website: Shine
Added: 10 September 2018
Rett UK, based in Luton, 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.
Our Board of Trustees is made up of a mixture of family members and also those with no direct connection to Rett syndrome. The full Board usually meets 4 times per year, usually in London on a Saturday. Sub-committee meetings take place via Skype, usually on weeknight evenings. These include Management, Finance, Research and Policy & Procedures 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 book keeper 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 book-keeper and accountant to facilitate the independent examination 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 enquiries about the role please contact:
Becky Jenner, E: email@example.com
Rett UK's website: Rett UK
Added: 5 September 2018
In 2013 we launched Campaign Bootcamp to increase excellence and diversity in campaigning. The programme starts with six days of intensive residential training followed by up to a year of mentoring and community activities. We run three, week-long residential trainings per year with 35 participants in each. We prioritise those from communities directly impacted by injustice.
The immersive syllabus is taught by expert practitioners and covers strategy, tactics, building a campaign team, working with the media, using social media, managing your mental health and much more. We use an experiential and reflective learning methodology that ensures graduates are immersed in what they are learning and leave buzzing with new skills and confidence.
Where the Charity is based
We work at London Fields, 115 Mare St, London E8 4RT with some staff working/based remotely across UK and Germany
Our mission is to support people to run effective campaigns that challenge injustice. We do this by running training programmes that help people develop the skills, confidence and community to change things that matter to them. We are experiencing very high demand so have built an ambitious plan to expand our services between 2018 and 2020, including internationally. As part of our growth plan we’re looking for a trustee with extensive finance experience to help us develop and enhance our finance and fundraising functions.
You’ll help ensure the financial stability of the organisation by providing expert advice to maintain sound financial management of the charity’s resources. Thereby helping ensure expenditure is in line with the organisations’ objectives, and investment activities meet accepted standards and policies
You’d become an expert member of the Finance Committee (which meets quarterly) and an active member of the Board (which also meets quarterly).
To achieve all this you’ll work closely with the Head of Finance and Executive Director to help ensure our systems, policies and practices are best in class.
Please see the trustee information pack for more information or contact:
Alexander Crede, Head of Operational Support
Applications should be sent to:
Suzi Bowley, Head of Finance
Campaign Bootcamp's website: Campaign Bootcamp