Honorary Treasurer, Board of Trustees 'Council'

London (Central), London (Greater)
12 Oct 2016
12 Nov 2016
Full Time
Contract Type


Our mission is to create employment and provide training to build skills, confidence and independence. Founded in 1854 we’re one of the UK’s oldest and largest social enterprises (and a registered charity). CLARITY has been making soap and cleaning products for 70 years, often under other organisation’s brands, but also selling directly to tens of thousands of households and small businesses across the UK. Every purchase creates employment for our staff who are visually impaired, have physical disabilities, mental health conditions or long term health conditions (80% of our 120 employees)

CLARITY has a collection of brands; The Soap Co., launched in September 2015; an ethical luxury soap brand; CLARITY Products, and; The Soap Co. Keswick, which has a small workshop and retail outlet in The Lake District.

To find out more about us visit www.clarity.org.uk and www.thesoapco.org, or watch a quick video here: https://youtu.be/8l7tB9vf2qg

The Role

The role of Treasurer covers two areas: as Trustee, and specifically as Treasurer. See Trustee role description for the former.

Our new Treasurer will drive the long-term financial sustainability of the charity and ensure strong financial management. This person will provide strategic guidance as well as support the Executive to deliver the operational financial functions; more specifically:

Honorary Treasurer specific responsibilities:

  • Oversee and support the preparation and presentation of budgets, internal management accounts, financial statements, and impact reporting to the Council;
  • Present the accounts at the Annual General Meeting;


CLARITY EFBP is a charity registered in n England and Wales (Charity Number 210794); and a Company Limited by Guarantee in England and Wales (Company Registration Number 00116713).

Unit 7, Highams Park Industrial Estate, Jubilee Avenue, Highams Park, London, E4 9JD.

  • Lead in the Council’s duty to ensure that proper accounting records are kept, financial resources are properly controlled, invested and economically spent, in line with good governance, legal and regulatory requirements;
  • Ensure accounts are audited, and fulfilling Council-level liaison with external auditors on specific issues such as the Auditor’s Management Letter and related board representations;
  • Ensure financial management meet the conditions of contractual agreements with external agencies such as funders and statutory bodies;
  • Liaise with financial advisors and appropriate members of staff responsible for financial matters in the organisation;
  • Monitor and advise on the financial viability of the charity;
  • Overseeing the implementation of and monitoring specific financial controls, adherence and improvement to systems and procedures, specifically the recommendations of auditors;
  • Make fellow trustees aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them;
  • Advise on the financial implications of the organisation’s strategic and operational plans;
  • Overseeing the charity’s financial risk‐management process.

Skills and experience:

  • Recognised financial qualifications e.g FCA or equivalent
  • Demonstrable financial experience at a high level of several years’ duration, and previous Treasure experience in an organisation of at least similar size and complexity;
  • Experience of funds and pension schemes.


Please register your interest in this role with a covering letter and copy of your CV and send it to Jeremy Robinson (CEO); jeremy@clarity.org.uk