Treasurer Superkidz Community Trust

Treasurer Superkidz Community Trust

Trustee/Governor
J97419
At a glance

Skills

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

Where

Eltham in the London Borough of Greenwich, SE9 5JH
Mainly at home
Travel limit? 10 miles

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week
FiveTrustee meetings a year and one half day strategy meeting; occasional visits to clubs/office or on particular initiatives (3-5 hours a month)

Deadline

31 Jul 2024

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As Treasurer you will put your financial skills and experience to support staff preventing children and young people getting involved with drugs, gangs and other factors which contribute to knife crime and in supporting them when they do

What will you be doing?

Superkidz is looking for a Treasurer who will be a member of the Trustee Board and a Director of Superkidz (a company limited by guarantee with charitable status) with five evening meetings a year and an extended Saturday morning Strategy meeting every February. 

Trustees have oversight of an excellent team of Local Community Leaders and workers, a freelance professional accountant, a fundraising liaison Manager and Administrator. A new Executive Manager will is currently being recruited. 

The treasurer will oversee the monitoring of the organisation’s finances on behalf of the whole board of trustees, report regularly on them to the board, and make sure that money isproperly managed. They will ensure that bookkeeping, record keeping, and budgeting are doneproperly. This includes:• Ensuring proper systems are in place for budgeting, financial control and reporting;• Overseeing and monitoring procedures to reduce the risk of fraud;• Keeping all trustees properly informed about the state of the organisation’s finances;• Ensuring financial reports to the trustees are comprehensible and properly discussed;• Ensuring accounts and other financial reports are produced in the proper form and on time asrequired by other bodies (such as the Charity Commission);• Overseeing the appointment and communications with accountants, auditors or independent examiners, according to legal requirements.• Monitor the overarching strategic management of the organisation’s financial resources, andreport to the board.• Oversee the charity’s financial risk-management process and report financial health to theboard of trustees at regular intervals.• Act as a counter signatory for online banking and applications to funders.

There will be an induction programme for the Treasurer, covering a visit to one or more of the clubs, meetings with the accountant, staff and service users, induction into the theory of change, and financial background to the charity. 

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a Treasurer 

Finance

  • Understanding of financial management preferably in a small organisation 
  • Experience of giving financial commentary for other Trustees to understand the implications of the figures
  • Knowledge of charity accounting
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks

 Legal requirements for charities

  • A broad understanding of charity law and the requirements of charity reporting and accountability
  • An understanding of fundraising regulation and its requirements (desirable)

What difference will you make?

Superkidz undertakes important transformational work, that helps young people and families turn their lives around against all the odds. The case study below demonstrates the sort of issues our young people face. Our well developed resilience model involves tackling the underlying causes, but also more direct interventions both during and following incidents. 

In order for this work to continue, we need a Treasurer who can ensure the charity's financial stability over a period of change and development. We'd like you to consider doing this, and so being part of the team dealing with issues such of those below.

"About 7 years ago five of our youths from the deprived estate where we lived and did youth work were convicted of attempted murder. One was carrying a knife because the day before he had been beaten up and was frightened.  He was a hanger-on, not part of the group, and had shown signs of mental illness: extreme nervousness and very low self-esteem, coupled with an overwhelming need to be accepted by and belong to the group, which we suspected had arisen from childhood abuse or neglect.  A fight occurred when the older brother of a child who had been intimidated into giving £1 to a young person confronted this young person and began hitting him.  His friends ran up to defend him, including the youth who had the knife.  As the fight became more heated he pulled out his knife and stabbed the older brother in the back.   All of the assailants were convicted of attempted murder under “joint enterprise”. But for the element of mental illness and fear which resulted in the knife being carried, the incident would probably not even have been reported to the police."

Superkidz works both to prevent this sort of thing happening but also to support young people when it does. 

Before you apply

For interested candidates we will arrange firstly a telephone conversation, then a visit to the groups/offices and meetings with the Accountant and a small group of other Trustees.

Causes
  • Children / families
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Criminal justice
  • Financial inclusion
  • Local / community
  • Poverty relief
  • Substance misuse
  • Training / employment support
  • Women
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    Superkidz helps to maximise the potential and well-being of children, young people and families in the most deprived areas of the London Borough of Greenwich, Eltham/Kidbrooke. These areas are...