Treasurer

Treasurer

Trustee/Governor
J93655
At a glance

Skills

  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Financial management
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Governance

Where

Kingston upon Thames, KT9 1PT
Mainly at home
Travel limit? No. We are unable to cover expenses.

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
The Treasurer would work from home, but be one of our Management Committee (Trustees) which meets about every two months in the evening.

Deadline

01 Mar 2024

We are keen to further develop our service and we invite a volunteer with financial experience to help us achieve this. You should ideally have experience of serving in a small charity, or have appropriate transferrable skills.

What will you be doing?

KMHCF is a small charity which assists individual unpaid Mental Health Carers (ie Family, Friends) with advice, guidance and peer support. As well as 1:1 support, we also have a monthly group where members can meet others with lived-experience.

We also act as the collective voice to represent the views and concerns of these Carers in the Royal Borough of Kingston. We are recognised in this campaigning role by statutory services who engage us as active members of relevant committees and strategy groups, and we also partner with other third-sector organisations.

We are keen to further develop our service and we invite a volunteer with financial experience to help us achieve this. Whilst KMHCF is fully-funded for its present activities, we will look to the Treasurer to guide us towards funding opportunities for future expansion, and to take the lead on the application processes.

Our financial activity is very low at the moment, but you would need to maintain financial control and ensure we comply with our legal responsibilities as a Registered Charity.

You should ideally have experience of serving in a small charity, or have appropriate transferrable skills.

It would be good if you have some awareness of Mental Health yourself, but this is not essential. Most of all, you should have the enthusiasm to serve Carers who can often feel isolated and bewildered.

The Treasurer would be a Trustee on our Management Committee which meets about every two months on a mid-week evening. Otherwise, the role is home-based. However, we welcome offers from our Trustees to attend other meetings to represent the Forum or to take responsibility for leading projects, as they feel able.

If you have the drive to make a real difference for Carers, please contact us for an informal discussion as a first step towards joining us.

What are we looking for?

We are keen to further develop our service and, for this, we invite a volunteer with financial experience to help us achieve this. Whilst KMHCF is fully-funded for its present activities, we will look to the Treasurer to guide us towards funding opportunities for future expansion, and to take the lead on the application processes.

It would be good if you have some experience of Mental Health yourself but this is not essential. Most of all, you should have the enthusiasm to serve Carers who can feel isolated and bewildered.

 

What difference will you make?

We are the only charity in Kingston dedicated to assist those who provide unpaid care for someone experiencing Mental Health difficulties. This role will help us to continue, and expand upon, our support of them.

Causes
  • Campaigning
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Mental health
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    This charity was formed to represent Mental Health Carers' views. As the only organisation to have this role locally, we have representatives and strategic and scrutiny boards. As such, we are...