With education, activism, anti-racism and social justice at our roots, we wish to recruit an inspiring individual with financial skills in support our vision: to promote the benefits of the heritage of the African Caribbean diaspora.
We are looking for an individual with good accountancy and financial management skills, who can take on the role of the charity's Treasurer. They will help the team to work on improving financial planning and systems. They will manage Charities Commission reporting, compliance and provide oversight against forecasts and budgets. They will mentor a volunteer bookkeeper to take responsibility for day-to-day accounting. They will possess chartered accountancy qualifications.
Specifically, we are looking for the following qualities and experience:
Knowledge and skills
The Board as a whole should encompass knowledge of the following areas:
We believe that your strong leadership skills, professional expertise, and your ability to bring in financial and other resources, means that you will be part of an important step change process that will help us deliver the charity’s remit. As a Trustee with strong financial planning and practical skills, we need your support to ensure that FHALMA has a clear vision and strategy; therefore we are looking for your skills to help strengthen and underpin our voluntary structure.
We are a small team and so far we have a very good track record in delivering art and archive projects. We are keen to boost our connections across generations. (Specifically annual Huntley conferences, symposia, schools workshops, plus a ground-breaking exhibition: www.nocolourbar.org ). Our legacy means that we attract people from a range of backgrounds, but all who have a shared interest and value the contribution to current social, education, environmental improvements that Eric and Jessica Huntley have made across ALL communities, not only the African Caribbean Diaspora.
If you are keen to support the contributions of Black culture to society at large - you will enjoy working with us. Some of us are descendants from the “Windrush Generation”. Knowing that our archives have inspirational and positive stories, role models and evidentiary documents to inform, influence and encourage educational attainment in young people, is a privilege to uncover. Together, we can make a huge difference to improve the national dialogue: work across other sectors in delivering partnership projects, to reach intergenerational audiences; sharpen or learn new skills, make and build new relationships via our respective networks.
Ideally, all successful candidates will have a broad knowledge and understanding of the charity sector and current issues affecting it. They will possess strong leadership skills, professional expertise, and the ability to bring in financial and other resources to help deliver the charity’s remit.
Opportunities may exist for a Trustee to bring one of their own mentees to shadow them at one of the sub-committee meetings; Transformation Group: Business Planning; Fundraising; Marketing; Event Planning.