Treasurer

Employer
Survive
Location
York, North Yorkshire
Salary
Voluntary with expenses paid
Closing date
30 Apr 2021
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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 

 

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 chair@survive-northyorks.org.uk.   

 

Please visit our website to find out more about our work: www.survive-northyorks.org.uk  

 

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