Youth Mentoring Charity- Treasurer Trustee

Youth Mentoring Charity- Treasurer Trustee

Trustee/Governor
J97711
At a glance

Skills

  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management

Where

London, Se5 7DN
Mainly at the office
Travel limit? We are looking for locally based trustees in South London, ideally the Southwark and Lambeth areas.

Time

Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
5 Hours per month (approximately)

Deadline

30 Sep 2024

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Step Out mentoring is a youth mentoring organisation based in South London.  We're looking for a treasurer who can take Step Out Mentoring to the next level by providing expertise in the area of finance.

What will you be doing?

Treasurer-Trustee – Youth Mentoring Charity

Camberwell- London Borough of Southwark

Unpaid role, expenses paid

Voluntary, 5 Hours per month (approximately)

Term: 1 year (or longer, depending on what the candidate can commit to)

 

ABOUT STEP OUT MENTORING

Step-Out Mentoring is an early intervention mentoring organisation that provides support for children and young people in the heart of South London through outdoor based 1:1 mentoring and group workshops. 

We work with children and young people aged 8-18 who are disengaged with education and/or life and struggling with isolation and loneliness. We work to support them in forging a way through life, encouraging them to thrive and become positive change makers in their communities.

We are at an exciting stage in our organisation where we are setting up a new board of trustees to help us develop to the next stage. Our trustee board is enthusiastic and has a strong, positive culture.

We are seeking a treasurer to join our board of trustees. The role of the treasurer will be to present  financial reports to the board in a format that helps the board understand the charity’s financial position, advising the board on how to carry out its financial responsibilities, working with professional advisors, overseeing the preparation and scrutiny of annual accounts and taking on some of the day to day financial duties, such as book-keeping, budgeting and preparation of reports.

We're looking for a treasurer who can take Step Out Mentoring to the next level by providing expertise in the area of finance. As the treasurer you 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 ensure that bookkeeping, record keeping, and budgeting are done properly.

The responsibility of the Treasurer is to maintain an overview of the charity's affairs, ensuring its financial viability and that the charity has policies and systems in place to ensure robust financial planning, implementation and reporting. We are looking for someone who is a qualified accountant.

 

What are we looking for?

Person Specification

Essential

  • Qualified accountant with demonstrated commercial awareness and knowledge
  • Knowledge of charity sector finances.
  • Competent use of IT skills
  • Ability to communicate and explain financial information to members of the Board
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship –
  • Good communication and leadership skills, and an ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Integrity and good, independent judgement; analytical and evaluation skills
  • Skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences.
  • Understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • An understanding of issues affecting the charity sector, both internally and externally.
  • Able to attend meetings outside of work hours.
  • A commitment to Step Out Mentoring and willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to the charity, and to act as the charity’s ambassador to external bodies, charities and companies.

Desirable

  • Experience of working for a charity or other similar organisation
  • Strategic vision
  • An ability to think creatively
  • A willingness to speak their mind
  • Knowledge and understanding of the challenges that young people in South London face.

What difference will you make?

We are at an exciting stage in our organisation where we are setting up a new board of trustees to help us develop to the next stage. Our trustee board is enthusiastic and has a strong, positive culture.

We are seeking a treasurer to join our board of trustees. The role of the treasurer will be to present  financial reports to the board in a format that helps the board understand the charity’s financial position, advising the board on how to carry out its financial responsibilities, working with professional advisors, overseeing the preparation and scrutiny of annual accounts and taking on some of the day to day financial duties, such as book-keeping, budgeting and preparation of reports.

Supporting us in this rea will ensure the charity can continue to support more young people in the community to thrive and become positive change makers in the community. 

Before you apply

Causes
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Children / families
  • Mental health
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    Step-Out Mentoring is an early intervention mentoring organisation that provides support for children and young people in the heart of South London through outdoor based 1:1 mentoring.

    We...