Treasurer for Children's Charity

Treasurer for Children's Charity

Trustee/Governor
J96593
At a glance

Skills

  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management
  • Strategic development and planning
  • General / operations management

Where

Camberwell, Southwark borough, SE5 0JY
Mainly at home
Travel limit? Ideally, we would like to recruit a trustee from within London, if possible

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 3-7 hours / week
Monthly Board meetings in addition to the Annual General Meeting. Possibly an office visit depending on the current government guidelines.

Deadline

30 Jun 2024

CASP began life as a community project 34 years ago to provide support to local parents who wish to work or study through providing good quality and affordable out of school child care. 

What will you be doing?

Overall

  • Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.
  • Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation to the board of trustees.
  • Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits.

 

Specifically

  • Liaise with relevant staff, committee members and/or volunteers to ensure the financial viability of the organisation.
  • Make fellow committee members aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them.
  • Regularly report the financial position at committee meetings (balance sheet, cash flow, fundraising performance etc).
  • Oversee the production of an annual budget 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, ie:
    • Cheque signatories
    • Purchasing limits
    • Purchasing systems
    • Salary payments
    • Pensions
    • PAYE and NI payments
    • Others as appropriate
  • Appraising the financial viability of plans, proposals and feasibility studies.
  • Lead on appointing and liaising with auditors/an independent examiner.
  • Oversee the finance records on Xero ensuring posting and bookkeeping is kept up-to-date.
  • Regularly carry out reconciliations/ oversee regular reconciliations by the Finance Officer.
  • Authorise payments to creditors as appropriate and arrange appropriate signatures on payments.

 

Key strategic challenges for next three years: Increase funding, increase capacity of service users, Develop partnership and work with other stakeholders, Develop marketing and promotional materials, renew and secure lease to premise, review website, work towards becoming a social enterprise entity.

Composition of Board: Currently 5 directors, 4 professional females and 1 professional male age ranging between 32 and 70, reflecting the broad and diverse cultural community of Southwark

What are we looking for?

  • The ideal trustee should be dedicated towards the organisation's mission, aims and objectives.
  • Willing to share ideas, expertise, knowledge and skills.
  • Forward thinking and visionary.
  • Knowledge and experience of current and fundraising finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of charity law
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management (as necessary).
  • Good financial analysis skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Good people skills
  • Willing to take on the challenges of collective working towards a sustainable organisation.
  • Ideally some experience of charity finances would be beneficial 

What difference will you make?

A trustee will make a difference in supporting and help shape the future direction of the organisation, in its delivery of a comprehensive out of school childcare provision. Being a trustee at CASP is also an exciting and challenging role with the opportunity to support the charity's mission to provide the best child-care provision for parents and families in Southwark. 

Being a trustee and volunteering at CASP, you will gain a wealth of experience in strategic management, meeting other trustees, employees, parents and children who are the beneficiaries, other supporters from the community and making important decisions as to the way forward for the organisation.

One of the rewards of being a trustee at CASP is seen the number of families supported into work or further studies and the children and young people benefited from the impact of the service delivered.  Through your commitment, dedication and contribution with decisions that ensure that the organisation delivers and meets it's aims, mission and objectives for a better future for families will have an impact for a better future.

Before you apply

Trustees will be required to consent for DBS checks, reference checks, and registration online with Companies House, Charities Commissioners and Ofsted. All applicants will need to complete the organisation's volunteer application form.

Causes
  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    Since 1985, CASP have supported local parents who wished to work or study by providing good quality and affordable out-of-school childcare for nursery and primary school aged children.

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