Republic is looking for a new treasurer to join our board!

Recruiter
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Voluntary
Posted
02 Aug 2017
Closes
02 Sep 2017
Sector
Human Rights

Be part of a movement for democratic change

We’re looking for a new treasurer to join our board

Campaign group Republic is looking for committed and enthusiastic new treasurer, to join our board. 

We’re looking for a qualified accountant or someone with extensive proven experience in a similar role.  As treasurer you will also be a full member of Republic’s board of directors.  The position will be appointed by current directors and co-opted to the board.

Republic is committed to equality and diversity and is particularly keen to hear from women, BAME, disabled and LGBT candidates.  However, all applicants will be welcomed and recruitment will be based on merit, skills and a commitment to the role.

Republic’s current board is a dedicated team who bring a wealth of different experiences and perspective to the challenges the campaign has set itself.  You can be a part of that team!

The deadline for applications is close of business, Friday September 22.

What does Republic do?

Republic is a non-profit campaign group, our mission is to achieve the abolition of the monarchy in favour of a democratic constitution.

We campaign through the media, social media, events and supporter engagement.  We’ve got a well developed approach to the campaign and the arguments we use.  The board is currently reviewing our five year strategy and looking at ways to increase membership and income, so we can expand our activities and continue to raise the campaign’s profile.

Republic has an office in London and two full-time staff (likely to be 2.6 or 3 in the new year.)

You can find out more about Republic at www.republic.org.uk and you can find us on Facebook and Twitter.

What does Republic’s treasurer do?

The treasurer is there to support the board in scrutinizing the accounts and ensure probity and accuracy.  The treasurer liaises with the CEO, bookkeeper and others to address any issues of integrity and accuracy in the accounts.  Each quarter the treasurer also presents the accounts to the board and each year works with the CEO to set budgets. 

Republic’s accounts and financial procedures are in pretty good order, having benefitted from work done over the past four years by our previous treasurer and the Finance and Compliance Committee.  However as a small non-profit group with big ambitions our financial position often presents budgeting challenges and needs the sharp eye of a financial professional in the role of treasurer.

What does the role of director involve?

Republic’s board is made up of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds.  Together they set the overall strategy, monitor progress by reviewing reports from the CEO and others and ensure the organisation is financially sound.  That doesn’t mean you need to know everything about strategy or the issues we campaign on.  We need a diverse range of insights and skills, and we’ll provide briefings and training to all directors, to get you up to speed and to support you in the role.

As a director, you’ll attend four board meetings a year, plus one or two training days.  These are all held on Saturdays in central London.  You will also be asked to attend Republic’s major events and support the campaign as a volunteer where possible.  Some support with travel expenses is available.

Who is on the board at the moment?

Republic’s board includes business people, students, a lawyer, an accountant, an engineer and a campaigner.  Our directors are of all ages from early twenties to early seventies and from a range of backgrounds.  We usually have around 14 directors, although the maximum is 18.

What kind of new treasurer is Republic looking for?

We are keen to recruit a qualified accountant, preferably but not necessarily someone with experience in the non-profit/charity or campaigning sector.

How does the recruitment and selection work?

If you want to apply to be appointed to the board, simply complete the form below.

Current directors will draw up a shortlist of applicants, who will be invited to attend an interview in central London.

The interview will involve the chair of the board, the chair of the Finance and Compliance Committee and the CEO.  The two chairs will make the final decision and if successful you’ll be invited to attend the next board meeting on Saturday October 21, where you will be formally co-opted.

The deadline for applications is close of business, Friday September 22.

What do I need to know about this role?

  • This is a voluntary, unpaid role.
  • Republic is committed to the abolition of the monarchy and our campaign is founded on a clear statement of principles.
  • To qualify as a director, you will need to be a paid-up member of Republic by the time of your appointment, which costs a minimum of £10 a year or £1 a month.
  • You will be a director of Republic Campaign Ltd and your details will be registered with Companies House.
  • There is a six year term limit for all directors. 
  • There is an attendance requirement, whereby if a director misses three out of four consecutive meetings, they lose their position.
  • We provide some assistance with travel costs.
  • Republic is fully committed to equal opportunities and diversity.  See our equal opportunities policy.
  • Republic’s meetings are held in a fully-accessible venue near a wheelchair accessible mainline and London underground station.
  • The role of director is open to anyone aged 18 and over.
  • You can find out more about how Republic is run at www.republic.org.uk/about-republic/organisation, including links to our constitution and Articles of Association.

The deadline for applications is close of business, Friday September 22.

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