treasurer and company secretary

Recruiter
Location
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salary
voluntary with expenses
Posted
18 Aug 2017
Closes
18 Nov 2017
Ref
treasurer
Availability
Evenings, Weekdays
Frequency
Monthly
Appointment
Over 3 years
Organisation
Charity

TREASURER AND COMPANY SECRETARY FOR CAMBRIDGESHIRE CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY

“When you’re feeling unhappy, Blue Smile lets you burst out your feelings and everything. They turn things wrong into good things”. Ethan, age 7

Today, nearly four UK children per class are thought to have a mental health problem. If left unsupported and untreated, these children are likely to continue to have worsening mental health difficulties and problem behaviours into adulthood, with greater risk of academic failure and social issues.

Cambridgeshire charity Blue Smile provides long term expert counselling and mentoring in schools for children aged three to 13. As we tell children, big feelings get in the way of learning. We address the emotional difficulties which underlie many problem behaviours, so children can fulfil their true potential and have happier childhoods. We work using proven fun, arts-based therapies which engage the child in a non-threatening way, helping them to organise their feelings and process traumatic experiences.

We are looking for a new treasurer and company secretary to help this growing charity with ambition to help many more children.

You will have a good understanding of charity and a passion for the importance of mental health and children’s right to have a happy childhood. You will work closely with our financial service provider, the CEO and the Trustee Board.

There are five to six board meetings per year in Cambridge (usually Monday early evenings) with a similar number of Finance and Remuneration subcommittee meetings (at present, Thursday lunchtime in Cambridge but could be changed).  Board positions are unremunerated but reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed.

Please request further information from to the CEO rebecca.wood@bluesmile.org.uk and apply by CV and covering letter by 20 September 2017.

Blue Smile       Web: www.bluesmile.org.uk     Tel: 01223 314725          Email: info@bluesmile.org.uk Reg. office: 47-51 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD   Reg. charity no. 1139279   Reg.company no. 7411348