Community based Craft Charity in Havant seeks Treasurer

Community based Craft Charity in Havant seeks Treasurer

Trustee/Governor
J67144
At a glance

Skills

  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management
  • Governance

Where

Havant, PO9 5BN
Mainly at the office
Travel limit? 30 miles

Time

Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Board Meetings are held 4 time a year in the evenings. Sub-committee meetings are arranged to fit with trustees Extra times for event and activities

If you have a passion for the arts, can make a creative and strategic contribution to the boad of this small charity, Making Space Trustees are keen to hear from you.

What will you be doing?

The Treasurer of Making Space involves keeping an overview of the organisation’s financial affairs, to ensure its viability and that proper financial records and procedures are maintained.

Making Space currently contracts out its book keeping and PAYE services to external providers and uses SAGE. In addition to the usual responsibilities of a trustee, duties of the treasurer include the following:

  • Working with the Director to presenting budgets, accounts and financial statements in a coherent and easily accessible way for other trustees and observers.
  • Being assured that the financial resources of the organisation meet its present and future needs.
  • Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate reserves policy.
  • Presenting financial reports to the board in liaison with the Director and freelance Bookkeeper.
  • Advising on the financial implications of the organisations strategic plans.
  • Ensuring that the annual accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by funders and the statutory bodies, such as Charity Commission and Companies House.
  • Presenting the annual accounts at the AGM and drawing out important points in a coherent and understandable way. • Contributing to the fundraising strategy of Making Space.
  • Liaising with the fundraising sub committee to ensure that the appropriate policies are in place and in line with the Charity’s aims and objectives and legal responsibilities.

 

Trustees champion the work and serving in a voluntary capacity gain satisfaction from supporting a distinctive, highly regarded creative agency.   In addition to attending 4 formal meetings a year trustees contribute to time-limited projects and visit events/activities to meet the team, artists and communities.

What are we looking for?

  • Financial experience and qualifications.
  • Experience or willingness to gain skills and knowledge of the charity sector finances, fundraising and pensions.
  • Skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial viability and impacts.
  • Being prepared to make recommendations to trustees based on objectivity and facts.
  • Being willing to be available to staff for advice and support on an ad hoc basis.

What difference will you make?

Making Space Trustees play a pivotal role in shaping, influencing and overseeing the direction of the charity. The impact of gaining new trustees will strengthen the board, add new ideas and fresh skills to the organisation. Making Space has recently secured a 25-year lease on the venue, and is poised to develop new plans around fundraising and sustainability. This is an exciting time for the charity and new trustees will add value to the core operation with a knock on effect for beneficiaries, including audiences, artists and key partners and funders.

What's in it for the volunteer?

We know, because our current and past trustees tell us, that trustees finds a way in to supporting the charity and contributing towards its strategic development, bringing in key skills and experiences. Every trustee offers something unique and brings this to the fore, which in turn they find rewarding and motivating. As the board membership has a maximum of 12 members, it also means that everyone feels the directly benefit of their effort - be it in board meetings to attending key meetings with the Director to talk with funders or helping out at an event and talking with people who benefit from the activities we offer. 

Before you apply

Please apply via the Reach Volunteering website.
Causes
  • Arts
  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Local / community
  • Older people / later life
  • Young people
  • Making Space creates opportunities for people to enjoy and take part in high quality craft; expanding understanding of what craft is, does and can be. Making Space is a community-based...