Treasurer – For an emerging Youth Cultural Education Charity

Treasurer – For an emerging Youth Cultural Education Charity

Trustee/Governor
J93204
At a glance

Skills

  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management

Where

Aylesbury, HP21 7ST
Mainly at home
Travel limit? Ideally from Buckinghamshire, however, we will consider aplications from regions just outside Bucks

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month, 1-3 hours / week or 3-7 hours / week
9-12 days per year to accommodate 4 Board meetings annually, plus reading, and sub-groups.

Someone with the experience to maintain effective governance of the charity’s affairs, ensure its financial viability, and ensure proper processes and procedures are in place to maintain all financial records, decisions, and delegations.

What will you be doing?

To maintain effective governance of the charity’s affairs, ensure its financial viability, and ensure proper processes and procedures are in place to maintain all financial records, decisions, and delegations.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Strategic

• To assist and advise in the formation of the charity’s strategy, having regard, particularly to ensuring that the Charity has the resources to deliver the strategy.

  1. Financial
  • Ensure the financial stability of the organisation and the proper investment of the charity's funds.

• To ensure that the Board receives appropriate budgetary and financial information on the activities of the charity, including Annual Accounts

• To ensure that all accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies

• To ensure that proper records are kept and to recommend to the Board appropriate and effective accounting procedures, controls, and policies consistent with the scheme of delegation.

• To oversee the appointment of auditors and review on a regular basis.

 • To work in close partnership with the Director of the charity in all matters financial

  1. Assets and Investments

• To ensure that the charity has an appropriate investment policy

• To ensure that the charity monitors the performance of its investments and to set an appropriate reserves policy

• To ensure that all equipment and assets are adequately maintained and accounted for.

  1. Governance

• To ensure that the Board is aware of its financial duties and responsibilities and the need to comply with its governing document, charity law, company law, and all relevant legislation

• To ensure that all financial policies, procedures, and the appointment of external financial advisors are reviewed on a regular basis

• To ensure that the Board’s scheme of delegation is reviewed on a regular basis

• To act as Chair of the Finance and Governance sub-committee of the Board (if convened)

What are we looking for?

Person Specification

  • Relevant experience in accountancy and or finance, preferably within a charity context
  • A passion for and commitment to the importance of culture and creativity in enhancing and transforming the lives of children and young people.
  • Integrity, sound judgement, and enthusiasm
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to build and sustain productive working relationships.

 

General responsibilities of a Trustee

In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, the Treasurer as a Trustee has the following general responsibilities:

  • To contribute actively to the Board of Trustees' role in giving strategic direction to the charity, setting overall strategy and policy, setting targets, and evaluating performance against agreed targets
  • Ensure the charity applies its resources exclusively in pursuing its objectives
  • Ensure the effective and efficient administration of the charity
  • Safeguard the good name and values of the charity
  • Abide by the charity’s policies and procedures (e.g. Safeguarding, Diversity, and Inclusion etc.)
  • Declare any conflict of interest while carrying out the duties of a Trustee
  • Be collectively responsible for the actions of the charity and other Trustees
  • Participate in other tasks as arise from time to time, such as interviewing new staff, and helping with fundraising.
  • Attend meetings and subcommittee meetings as appropriate and read papers in preparation for meetings.
  • Keep informed about the activities of the charity and wider issues which affect its work.

 

 

What difference will you make?

The role of Treasurer is so important to us - not only do we need someone to keep us on track financially and keep us viable, but even more significantly, we are looking for someone to help us formulate our vision for the future.

Before you apply

Your application should be via Reach Volunteering.

Submit the paperwork for application as follows:

 

  • A covering letter, outlining your reasons for wishing to join the Board, what you could contribute, and what you would hope to achieve as a Board member.
  • A brief CV, which should include the names and contact details of two people to whom we could apply for references should you be successful.
Causes
  • Arts
  • Education
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 
    Small or unincorporated organisation

    We are a Cultural Education Partnership that promotes and champions increasing equality of opportunity, accessibility, and entitlement to arts and culture for all young people in Buckinghamshire...