Treasurer

Treasurer

Trustee/Governor
J89787
At a glance

Skills

  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Financial management

Where

Hammersmith, WD18 1LG
Mainly at home, or remote opportunity.
Travel limit? No limit

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Trustees meet 4 times a year. There are 4 Committee meetings per year, plus some additional hours supporting the Management Team as & when necessary.

Deadline

24 May 2024

This is a wonderful opportunity to lend your experience to a pioneering organisation that supports young people up to the age of 25 who are at risk or involved in Serious Youth Violence. 

What will you be doing?

 

To strengthen our Board and governance, we are looking for additional Trustees including a Treasurer.

The Treasurer will chair the finance committee and will focus on our financial and accounting controls as well as ensuring the ongoing financial security of the charity. The Treasurer will be responsible for the following:

  • Help govern and advance the overall purpose of the charity in line with the Charity Commissions requirements. 
  • Oversee a specific committee and ensure it is carried out in legal, honest and accountable ways. 
  • Support staff team in operational implementation of each committee’s strategies and policies. 
  • Strategically work with CEO and Senior Leadership Team. Overseeing, approving and monitoring the financial standing of the charity and presenting financial reports to the Board regarding the organisation’s financial resources. 
  • Overseeing the charity’s financial risk-management process and reporting financial health to the Board of trustees at regular intervals. T
  • Taking a strategic view to financial planning whilst also ensuring compliance and control processes are in place. Being assured that the financial resources of the charity meet its present and future needs. 
  • Attend regular board meetings.

 

 

What are we looking for?

We are looking for our new Treasurer to have the following skills and experience:

  • A background in Financial Management/Accountancy. Knowledge of charity finance is an advantage but otherwise individuals with sound commercial experience and the skills to scrutinise and oversee the accounts of a growing charity, and advise Trustee Board on financial management. 
  • Skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequence 
  • A willingness to be available to give financial advice and answer enquiries from any staff or volunteers on an ad hoc basis.
  •  Be committed to the purpose, objects and values of the organisation

 

We are looking to enrich and diversify our Trustee Board and warmly welcome applications from anyone regardless of their age, experience, disability, ethnicity, heritage, sexuality, gender and socio-economic background.

What difference will you make?

As a small charity The VIP recognises the great work, time and commitment of our Board. This role is an opportunity to:

  • Give back to a charity that is dedicated to creating positive impact
  • Enhance your CV and open doors to new career paths
  • Make a difference to those in need
  • Learn about the management and strategy side of charities
  • Utilise your experience and skills within the voluntary sector
  • Work with an interesting team from diverse backgrounds

Before you apply

Reach Volunteering is supporting The Violence Intervention Project with their Trustee recruitment.

Applicants should supply an up to date CV together with a supporting statement which should cover what motivates you to apply along with what skills and experience you feel you will bring to the role. Applicants are also asked to provide the names, positions and contact details of two referees. References will be taken up directly by The Violence Intervention Project and only once your express permission has been granted.

Applications and queries should be made to the TrusteeWorks team via the Reach Volunteering site.

The Closing date for applications is May the 24th, 2024.