York, North Yorkshire
Voluntary with expenses paid
Closing date
30 Apr 2021
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details

Survive delivers specialist services to survivors of sexual violence in York, North Yorkshire, and beyond.  


We are seeking a treasurer to monitor the financial administration of the charity and report to the board of trustees each month on its state of financial health, in line with best practice, and in compliance with the governing document and legal requirements. Responsibilities also include: 


overseeing and presenting budgets, internal management accounts and annual financial statements to the board of trustees 


leading in the board’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 


leading in the development and implementation of financial reserves, cost management and investment policies 


liaising, where applicable, with the appropriate member of staff responsible for the financial activities of the organisation 


chairing the monthly finance sub-committee meetings in line with standing orders and terms of reference, and reporting back to the board of trustees 


monitoring and advising on the financial viability of the charity 


overseeing the implementation of and monitoring specific financial controls and adherence to systems 


advising on the financial implications of the charity’s strategic plan 


overseeing the charity’s financial risk management process 


acting as a counter signatory on charity cheques and important applications to funders 


liaising with the external auditors or independent examiner on specific issues such as the auditor’s or examiner’s management letter and the related board representations. 


What are we looking for? 


In addition to the qualities required of a Trustee of the charity, the Treasurer must also meet the following requirements:- 


Personal Qualities 


Demonstrate a strong and visible passion and commitment to the charity, its strategic objectives and cause 


Good financial analysis skills. 


Ability to communicate clearly 


Demonstrate tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively 


Ability to commit time to conduct the role well, including attending events out of office hours 




Experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level within an organisation 


Successful track record of achievement through their career 


Experience of charity governance and working with or as part of a Board of Trustees 


Experience of financial management, budget-setting, variance reporting, cashflow and accounting systems 




Knowledge and skills 


Broad knowledge and understanding of the Civil Society sector and current issues affecting it 


Financial management expertise and a broad understanding of charity finance issues 


Good understanding of charity governance issues 


Good understanding of risk management, especially in relation to financial risk 


Knowledge and experience of current fundraising finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations. 


Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management. 


What difference will you make? 


This is an opportunity for a suitably-experience individual to join our board of trustees to support the delivery of specialist sexual violence services in the region. 


The organisation has experienced significant year-on-year growth in terms of referrals and, unfortunately, we anticipate this to accelerate as people emerge from lockdown. 


What's in it for the volunteer? 


This is an exciting and challenging time to join our board, as we operate in a fast-changing environment; Our interventions make a real difference in the lives of people who have experienced sexual trauma through rape, child sexual abuse, and other forms of sexual violence. 


As we are a relatively small charity, being a trustee with Survive means working closely with senior staff, and gaining a good understanding of the operation, in addition allowing individuals to experience the more typical trustee activities relating to finance, risk, governance and strategy.  


A few more details 


We are working to increase diversity within the board to better reflect the people and communities we serve. We would therefore particularly like to hear from suitably experienced people of colour, people who identify as disabled, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and men. 


The role can be carried out mostly remotely. 


We would prefer our trustees to be based within York, North Yorkshire or East Riding 


Please apply by submitting your CV to   


Please visit our website to find out more about our work:  


You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert

Similar Jobs