The following organisations are seeking an Honorary Treasurer:
Volunteer Centre Hackney
Closing date: 30 June 2017
Volunteer Centre Hackney places people across the vibrant borough of Hackney into a huge range of inspiring and exciting volunteering roles. We build skills, confidence and self-esteem in people by helping them to volunteer at over 500 local organisations. We work with wide range of people including people with additional support needs; giving them guidance on what roles will help them build on skills and develop new ones. People come to us to get involved in their local community and to give back to the place that they call home.
VCH is a Ltd Company as well as a registered charity.
Expectation for the role:
- Experience of managing the finances of a company, charity or similar organisation, as a finance director or chief financial officer or a partner in an accounting firm
- Excellent networking and advocacy skills
- Vision, creativity and strategic thinking
- Trustees must be over 18
- Chartered or similarly qualified accountant
- Experience of charity finances including VAT
- Experience at board level (or equivalent) in project planning and corporate decision making
- Experience of fund-raising
- Experience of working with volunteers
For enquiries or to apply please contact:
T: 020 7241 4443
Volunteer Centre Hackney's website: Volunteer Centre Hackney
Added: 14 Februrary 2017
Rain Rescue provides a place of safety for pets in crisis. Founded in 2002, we operate from a leased site in Wickersley near Rotherham. The Centre has facilities for 16 dogs and 16 cats as well as enrichment areas and paddocks. We mainly help pets in and around the Yorkshire area. The majority of the dogs we help are strays from Local Authority pounds that would otherwise be destroyed. We also take in pets from owners in crisis situations – being there for owners needing support as well as their pets remains a key element of our work.
The purpose of the Treasurer role is to be assured of the financial viability of the Charity and report to the Board of Trustees at regular intervals about the financial health of the organisation, in line with good practice and in accordance with the Charity’s governing documents and legal requirements. The Treasurer ensures that the Board decisions are acted upon and that the Charity’s finances are managed in an effective and efficient manner.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and in accordance with accepted accounting practice.
- Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation at prescribed intervals.
- Oversee the delivery of necessary financial reports, returns, accounts and audits.
- Lead on appointing and liaising with auditors/an independent examiner.
- Liaise with relevant staff, Board and committee members and/or volunteers to ensure the financial viability of the organisation.
- Make fellow Board members aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting and presenting financial data to them.
- Regularly report the financial position at Board and relevant sub-committee meetings, including balance sheet, cash flow, P&L and fundraising performance. .
- Oversee the production of an annual budget, with key financial indicators, and propose its adoption at the last meeting of the previous financial year.
- Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place, including:
- Cheque signatories
- Purchasing limits and systems
- Petty cash/ float for the charity shop and fundraising stalls
- Payroll actions, including salary payments, PAYE and NI payments
- Any other records required, as appropriate
- Appraising the financial viability of plans, proposals and feasibility studies.
- To undertake general Trustee duties and responsibilities
For enquiries or to apply please contact:
M: 07946 618 011
Rain Rescue's website: Rain Rescue
Added: 9 February 2017
Lakeland Arts is one of the most significant arts and heritage organisations in the North of England with a national and international reputation for the quality of its historic buildings, museum and gallery collections and programming. It has a diverse portfolio of attractions.
We seek to inspire all to explore and enjoy arts, heritage and the outstanding places we care for by visiting our museums and participating in a wide range of activities.
The charity is based in The Lake District, Cumbria on three sites: Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry in Kendal, Blackwell The Arts & Crafts House and the new Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats Steam and Stories in Bowness-on-Windermere.
Abbot Hall and Blackwell are Grade 1 Listed Buildings.
Lakeland Arts works actively to ensure that its Trustee Board has a diverse mix with the right skills and experience to lead the charity effectively. There is a time specified turnover of trustees and in order to maintain the balance we will during 2017 be looking specifically for Trustees whose background is in the areas of finance, law, fundraising and marketing.
Board meetings are held 4/5 times a year at one of the Trust sites: trustees are also expected to attend an annual away day, to be part of ad hoc sub committees appropriate to skill set, and to be present at events throughout the year, for example Private Preview receptions at our venues. In particular the trustee(s) with financial skills will be expected to ensure that we keep proper accounts, to review the financial performance, to help review investment policy and to ensure effective financial controls are in place and to liaise with finance staff and auditor.
If you are interested in joining us please could you send a one page CV and covering letter to the vice–chairman Pit Rink firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the reasons for your interest in the organisation, what you feel you can offer us and how your particular skills fit.
If you wish to talk to one of us, please initially email vice chairman Pit Rink email@example.com
Lakeland Art's website: Lakeland Arts
Age UK Norfolk
Added: 1 February 2017
Age UK Norfolk is a countywide, independent charity. We have 70 years’ experience dedicated to promoting and improving the wellbeing of older people. We are part of a network of local Age UK charities, as well as the national Age UK charity, who work together to improve the wellbeing of older people.
Age UK Norfolk is expert on ageing issues and we work for and on behalf of older people across Norfolk.
Our services include Information, Advice and Advocacy, Befriending, Dementia, Respite Care and Day Services. We also have a Training Centre for hire at our Head Office premises.
Please see the role description for more information and our expectation for the role.
For more information or to apply please contact Paula Skelton, Executive PA to the Chief Executive
T: 01603 785 235
Age UK Norfolk's website: Age UK Norfolk