Honorary Treasurer

Save the Children
Closing date
5 May 2019

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Save the Children UK is looking for a new Honorary Treasurer to join our Board.

Our Treasurer plays a pivotal role in the organisation. They have specific responsibility for oversight of the charity’s financial strategy, planning, systems and controls, for ensuring that Save the Children UK is in a sound financial position to deliver on its objectives, and for ensuring that Board decision-making takes full account of relevant financial considerations.

For this role, we are seeking candidates who have Board-level experience of the financial management of large and complex organisations and experience of chairing Board committees. Knowledge of charity finance, accounting and governance is also essential. We welcome applications from those who are engaged with, and excited by, Save the Children UK’s vision, mission and values as we move into our new strategy period.

Save the Children UK recognises the value of diversity in all its forms at all levels of the organisation, including at Board level. We celebrate its role in the creation of an inclusive workplace culture and thrive on the range of experience and insight diversity brings to our organisation. We want to increase the diversity of our leadership and particularly encourage applications from those who identify as disabled, LGBT+, Black, Asian or other ethnic minority, and hail from diverse social and educational backgrounds.

Save the Children UK is advertising this post on a number of prominent national jobs websites. We will assess candidates against the requirements of the role.

Candidates should submit a CV (including comprehensive details of key achievements and responsibilities) along with a covering letter which fully addresses the competencies outlined in the role description and person specification.

Applications should be completed on Save the Children UK’s website. The closing date for applications is 11:59pm (GMT) on Sunday 5th May 2019.

The shortlist of candidates will be determined in the following weeks and candidates invited for interview with our appointment panel.

The Honorary Treasurer is required to attend quarterly Board meetings at Save the Children UK’s Head Office in Farringdon, London, and an annual Board call. They will also be asked to chair the Board’s Finance Committee, be a member (but not chair) of the Audit and Risk Committee, and be a member (but not chair) of the Investment and Pensions Committee. This requires a significant additional time commitment; more on these Committees’ responsibilities can be found in the full role description. The Honorary Treasurer may also be asked to undertake overseas travel on behalf of Save the Children UK.

While this role is not remunerated, Trustees will receive reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred during work on behalf of Save the Children UK.

At Save the Children UK we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 11:59pm (GMT), Sunday 5th May

We're the world's independent children's charity. We're outraged that millions of children are still denied proper healthcare, food, education and protection. We're working flat out to get every child their rights and we're determined to make further, faster changes. How many? How fast? It's up to you.

We're working flat-out to right the fundamental wrongs that affect children.

Too many children are still dying because they haven't got enough food or because they can't get treatment for simple illnesses. Millions aren't getting an education and are being exploited and abused. This is not good enough.

We're changing this, partly by working directly with children, and partly by using our experience and influence to persuade governments and others who are responsible for children to do the right thing by them.

We seek out the most marginalised children, wherever they are in the world, so that means we work in a really broad range of countries, from fragile states like Afghanistan, to developed countries like here in the UK. We work closely with our colleagues in the International Save the Children Alliance, both in our programmes with children and in our international campaigns and advocacy work.

We have high ambitions for what's achievable for children - we aim to inspire dramatic change for children and to involve them in creating that change. We'd like you to get involved too.

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