Treasurer for successful local charities Carers Bucks and Carers Milton Keynes

Treasurer for successful local charities Carers Bucks and Carers Milton Keynes

Trustee/Governor
J64210
At a glance

Skills

  • Accountancy
  • Accountancy (part qualified)
  • Auditing
  • Financial management
  • Commissioning / contracting
  • Fundraising strategy
  • General management
  • HR
  • Strategic development and planning

Where

Aylesbury, HP19 8HT
Mainly at the office
Travel limit? Someone who lives in either Buckinghamshire of Milton Keynes would be ideal

Time

Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Trustees meet nine times a year in the early evening in either Aylesbury or Central Milton Keynes plus an annual strategy day.

Deadline

29 Nov 2019

The award winning Carers Bucks and Carers Milton Keynes are looking for a new Treasurer for their Board of Trustees. The charities support carers of all ages across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.

What will you be doing?

Carers Bucks and its sister charity Carers Milton Keynes are seeking to recruit new Treasurer. 

These successful local charities support over 16,000 carers in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes (by carer we mean for example a wife looking after her husband who has dementia or a young carer caring for his mum who has mental health issues). 

The charities employ more than sixty staff and have over a hundred volunteers. They are financially secure and have an established management team including a qualified Finance Manager who manage the charities activities on a day to day basis. 

The Board of Trustees meet nine times a year in the early evening in either Aylesbury or Central Milton Keynes. The Board is well established with a good mix of skills and experience and is looking to recruit following the retirement of our previous long standing Treasurer.

This is an exciting phase of growth for both charities with new services being introduced based on a secure financial position for at least the next five years.

If you have financial skills and experience and an interest in seeing that adult and young carers receive the advice, information, guidance and emotional support that they need and deserve, then we would love to hear from you.

What are we looking for?

Our ideal candidate would be an accountant or someone who has well developed financial skills. Someone who can think strategically and who can offer the right mix of  support and challenge to fellow Board members and senior staff. It would be good if you have experience of being in a caring role and it would also be an advantage if you have some understanding of the way that health and social care services are developing. An understanding of the way that fundraising works would be useful.

What difference will you make?

Being financially sound and having a good financial controls are key characteristics of a successful charity. In the case of Carers Bucks and Carers Milton Keynes this has been the case for many year and is  among the reasons that we have been able to grow and develop, reaching out to more adult and young carers and developing new services and models of support to improve carer wellbeing.  

What's in it for the volunteer?

This is an opportunity to make a real and positive difference to the lives of thousands of adult and young carers.  

Causes
  • Social care
  • Young people
  • Carers Bucks and its sister charity Carers Milton Keynes support unpaid family carers (both adult and young carers) in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.  We do this by providing advice,...