Treasurer for counselling charity, run by women for women

Treasurer for counselling charity, run by women for women

Trustee/Governor
J81897
At a glance

Skills

  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Property management

Where

York, YO1 6ET
Mainly at the office
Travel limit? Volunteers should live within 25 miles of the centre

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week

Deadline

18 Sep 2022

Last year our team supported more women than ever before to get their lives back on track. You can help us to further meet our goals with strategic insight plus operational support and management of our finances. 

What will you be doing?

This is an exciting opportunity for a woman to join our newly expanded Board of Trustees as we prepare to meet the  challenges that increasing numbers of women face in their lives.

Over the past two years YWCS has undergone a transformation of our processes and expansion of our services. The appointment of experienced finance professional will add to the strength of our Board as we both systemise our approach to risk management and wish to build a longer financial plan to underpin our three year strategy.

We are looking for someone with the skills, experience, energy and time to commit to our important work. Through a combination of strategic insight and support for our staff team, you can help us further build our financial resilience and good governance.  

You’ll be building on the work of our current treasurer who, after 20 + years of support, will continue the provision of our payroll services and the independent examination of our accounts.  She will be there to offer help through a transition period.

What are we looking for?

  • Professional, enthusiastic, dependable, conscientious
  • Financial qualifications and experience 
  • Some experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes 
  • The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences 
  • Being prepared to make unpopular recommendations to the board 
  • A willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis
  • Alignment with the values of York Women's Counselling Service

What difference will you make?

As a key member of our board you will help to ensure the continued and growing success of York Women’s Counselling Service.  By contributing your time, skills and experience, you will help us create new opportunities to expand our work, reaching more women in need and offering an evermore effective service in our local community. As a trustee you will have a real opportunity to offer your unique skill set to help the strategic progression of YWCS. 

Before you apply

Please apply through Reach in the first instance and of course, you can contact us via Reach with any questions

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

    York Women's Counselling Service (YWCS) is an independent charity whose purpose is to provide low cost professional counselling support for women, living in the York area, who are experiencing...