The following organisations are seeking an Honorary Treasurer:
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, email@example.com
The Guild of St Bartholomew's Hospital website: Guild of St Bartholomew's Hospital
The Charity for Civil Servants
Closing date: 31 October 2017
The Charity for Civil Servants is seeking a trustee who could take over as Treasurer when the incumbent steps down in 2018 or 2019.
The Charity for Civil Servants (previously the Civil Service Benevolent Fund) supports all Civil Servants, past and present, throughout their lives with whatever problems they may have. Through a team of trained advisors, the Charity is able to support Civil Servants to cope with a number of issues, including: reducing stress, handling debt, managing caring responsibilities, mental health and wellbeing issues, relationship breakdown, bereavement, retirement and residential care advice and dealing with emergencies.
Board meeting and Committee meetings are normally held during office hours in London or Cheam, Surrey, where the Charity’s head office is based.
The Treasurer will be expected to fulfill the role of an effective Trustee as defined by the Charity Commission, whilst overseeing the financial matters of the Charity in line with best practice and in compliance with legal requirements and the Charity’s governing document.
The Treasurer is responsible for:
- Maintaining an overview of the Charity’s financial affairs and ensuring its financial viability.
- Chairing the Charity’s Finance and Audit Committee and reporting back to the Board of trustees.
- Guiding and advising fellow trustees in the Board’s formal approval of the annual report and audited accounts.
- Sitting on the Charity’s Investment Committee.
- Ensuring the Board is informed about its financial duties and responsibilities.
Financial Skills and Experience
- Significant financial experience either at Finance Director level or advising significant corporates and/or charities.
- Able to present financial information to non-financial colleagues in an appropriate manner.
- Able to interpret financial statements and information and to ask appropriate questions.
- Experience of internal controls and risk management.
- Experience of working with internal and external auditors.
Core Skills and Experience
- Empathetic to the values and objectives of The Charity for Civil Servants.
- Understanding and acceptance of the legal responsibilities of being a charity Trustee.
- Previous experience of working at Board level, ideally either as a trustee or non-executive director.
- An understanding of key aspects of governance, including the development of strategic plans and the implications of conflicts of interest.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Good team player, respectful of others opinions and point of view.
- Strategic vision;
- Good independent judgement; and
- Ability to think creatively and the willingness to speak openly.
The time commitment for meetings would be approximately 7 days per annum as follows:
- Board Meetings - 2 ½ days (5 half days)
- Committee Meetings – 4 ½ days (9 meetings of up to 2 hours)
We would be interested in hearing from candidates who while not able to commit to all the board meetings and committee meetings at this stage would be interested in becoming a co-opted member of the Finance and Audit Committee in the first instance with a view to becoming a trustee and Treasurer in 2018 or 2019.
Once formally elected on to the Board, it is expected that you will serve a minimum of at least one three-year term. This is a voluntary role, however, travel expenses will be reimbursed fully.
Please see the Treasurer Role Description for more information.
If you would like more information and/or would like to discuss the role further, please contact Elizabeth Dymond, Director of Finance and Corporate Services.
Applications should also be addressed to Elizabeth.
The Civil Service Charity's website: Civil Service Charity
The Royal British Society of Sculptors
Added: 3 July 2017
The Royal British Society of Sculptors is a registered charity governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board holds responsibility for the values and strategic direction of the Society. The Society’s strategic plans, annual business plans and risk assessments are considered and approved by the Board. Progress against the plans is monitored by the Board.
The Board comprises the President, Vice-President (both sculptors) and up to 10 other Trustees of which six are sculptor members of the Society. Non-sculptor Trustees are usually appointed to the Board because they have something special to contribute to the Society due to their skills or experience in a particular area.
We are seeking a Treasurer and while the Board is collectively responsible for its decisions and actions, the role of Treasurer has some specific responsibilities:
- To maintain an overview of the Society’s financial affairs and ensure its financial viability
- To review the budgets, accounts and financial statements (the Society uses Paxton charity accounting system) in liaison with the Director
- To ensure that appropriate accounting policies, procedures and controls are in place – including those covering reserves and investment
- To present the accounts at the AGM
- To advise on the selection of the auditors and their renumeration
- To keep the Board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities
The Board meets six times a year, generally at the Society’s offices in South Kensington. It is essential that Trustees attend meetings when required and Trustees are asked to make commit to a 3-year term on the Board with the option of serving for a second term of 3 years.
Please see the Treasurer Role Description for more information or contact
Caroline Worthington, Director
T: 0207 373 8615
Royal Society of Sculptor's website: Royal Society of Sculptors
APS Support UK
Added: 01 June 2017
The national charity, APS Support UK, aims to achieve earlier diagnosis and offer support to anyone affected by antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) through awareness, education and research.
APS is an incurable life-threatening autoimmune condition that causes the blood to clot too quickly. The condition can cause potentially fatal events such as strokes, heart attacks, blood clots in the lung and DVTs.
In pregnancy, APS is a leading cause of recurrent miscarriage and stillbirth, and is also associated with other complications such as pre-eclampsia, low weight babies and premature births.
APS Support UK is based in Basingstoke, but trustee meetings are held in London.
The treasurer will be responsible for overseeing APS Support UK’s finances in line with the best practice and legal requirements. You will report regularly to the trustees about the financial health of the charity, setting out income and expenditure for the year to date, explaining key risks or implications that may affect future strategies and produce detailed budget projections. The treasurer will ensure that effective financial measures, control and procedures including insurance policies are put in place.
Essential to this role is a demonstrable experience of budgets, management accounts and financial proposals. You will be an accountant or senior financial professional with experience of working at a senior level on a committee or board.
The treasurer will be expected to regularly liaise with the executive team and provide guidance and expertise where appropriate.
Board meeting are held three to four times a year in London at the end of the working day.
For enquiries about the role and to apply please contact:
T: 0300 323 9943
APS Support UK's website: APS Support UK