Trustee (Treasurer)

Trustee (Treasurer)

Trustee/Governor
J94399
At a glance

Skills

  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management

Where

Reading, RG30 6EA
Mainly at home

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week
Approximately 8 hours a month, mostly remote, occasional in-person meetings may be required

We are seeking an enthusiastic and confident volunteer Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees at Berkshire MS Therapy Centre. Our new Treasurer will oversee the charity’s finances, including its budget, accounts and investments.

What will you be doing?

As Treasurer you will play a vital role in the governance and financial management of the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre, taking over from our retiring Treasurer, who has served us excellently for many years. You will be responsible for overseeing the charity’s finances, including its budget, accounts, and investments and monitoring the organisation's financial health, with our management team's support. As a member of the Trustee board, you will also be involved in setting the charity's strategic direction and ensuring that it is run in a compliant and efficient manner. It is expected that the Treasurer will attend the majority of monthly meetings and the annual AGM either in person or online.

Responsibilities:

• Oversee BMSTC finances, including its budget, accounts, and investments. This will include, but not limited to, controlling and forecasting bank balances, and placing/withdrawing excess amounts on deposit as and when required.

• Ensure that the BMSTC financial records are accurate and compliant.

• Prepare and present monthly financial reports to the Board of Trustees and members.

• Prepare annual accounts for review by an independent examiner/auditor.

• Advise the Board of Trustees on financial matters.

• Contribute to and update BMSTC's financial policies and procedures.

• Contribute to the development and implementation of BMSTC's strategic plan.

• Ensure that the charity is run in a compliant and efficient manner.

What are we looking for?

Essential Skills and Experience:

• Experience in financial management and accounting; payroll procedures and compliance.

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

• Ability to think strategically and plan long-term.

• Ability to work collectively with other Board and management team members.

• Computer literacy: competent using Email, Excel, Word, Sage.

• Empathy with BMSTC's mission and members.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

• Experience of charity trusteeship.

• Knowledge of MS and the challenges faced by people with MS.

• Experience in fundraising and marketing.

• Good communication skills and experience of team working.

What difference will you make?

Berkshire MS Therapy Centre exists to support people with Multiple Sclerosis and to ease the impact it has on their, and their loved ones’, lives.

MS is a neurological condition that is unpredictable, incurable and widely variable. With many symptoms including, but not limited to, loss of limb control (which may require a wheelchair/mobility aid), balance problems, fatigue (all-consuming tiredness), memory problems, pain, blurred vision, depression and incontinence. Its impact is often huge. Its complex nature means that specialist support is essential to manage symptoms and improve quality of life.

Without the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre the availability of treatments and therapies would be limited within the local area, in some cases non-existent. In 2023, the Centre carried out 14,395 treatments supporting 387 people.

As a Treasurer, you will work closely with our management team and will play an important role as we grow our support for our local MS community in the coming years and support even more people with MS and their families.

 

Before you apply

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

    Berkshire MS Therapy Centre exists to support people with Multiple Sclerosis and to ease the impact it has on their, and their loved ones’, lives.

    MS is a neurological condition that is...