Honorary Treasurer

Job Title: Honorary Treasurer
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: SM/HT001
Contact Name: Ian Silver
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 22, 2021 11:32

Job Description

Honorary Treasurer


Self-Management UK supports people experiencing one or more long-term health condition and is one of the leading providers of supported self-management nationally. Now in our 19th year we have provided self-management support to more than 150,000 people, helping to remove the barriers and challenges having a long-term condition can present. In fact, in 2019, our small team of staff and incredible team of volunteers delivered 176 courses to more than 2500 people through 900 individual course workshops totaling more than 2700 of support.

Our size does not reflect our ability, impact or ambition and we have just completed a period of significant transformation to ensure we continue to provide the highest quality of service provision and exceptional value for money for our commissioning partners. This has been further progressed in the past 12 months, with the development of digital alternatives to our face-to-face services, the success of which now provides a foundation for growth in our digital service provision.

The Honorary Treasurer will play a leading role in the oversight of the finances of the Self Management UK.

Your time commitment will normally include five Board meetings annually, together with some involvement in committees including chairing of the Audit Committee. The majority of meetings are currently held by ZOOM/ Microsoft Teams but with a view to resume face to face meetings in the London region this year.

You will serve an initial term of three years to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. This is a voluntary position and so not remunerated, although travel expenses will be reimbursed.


Role Profile (Treasurer only) Job Description

Job title:              Honorary Treasurer

Salary:                  The roles are not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although expenses for travel may be claimed.

Commitment:    At least 6 days per year. Trustees serve an initial three-year term and may be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term.

Location:             The majority of meetings will be held in London/ via ZOOM, with occasional travel in England

Reporting to:     Chair of Trustees

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitoring the financial management of the charity and reporting to the board of trustees at regular intervals on its state of financial health, in line with best practice, and in compliance with the governing document and legal requirements.
  • Leading on 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 on the development and implementation of reserves, cost‐management and financial and investment policies.
  • Liaising with the appropriate member(s) of staff responsible for the financial activities of the organisation.
  • Advising on the financial implications of the charity’s strategic plan.
  • Overseeing the charity’s financial risk‐management process.
  • Leading Board‐level liaison with the external auditors on audit and audit related issues.
  • Ensuring, with other Trustees, that the charity pursues its objects as defined in its governing document.
  • Ensuring the maintenance of proper financial control
  • Agreeing and maintaining, with other Trustees, the charity’s vision, mission and values.
  • Contributing actively to the Board of Trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the charity, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
  • Ensuring accountability.
  • Safeguarding the good name and values of the charity.
  • Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of the charity.
  • Protecting and managing the property of the charity and ensuring the proper investment of the charity’s funds.
  • Contributing towards the appointment of the Chief Executive and monitoring of his/her performance


Essential criteria

  • Qualified member of an accountancy body or holder of an equivalent qualification (ACA/CIMA)
  • Significant experience in financial management at a senior level including the oversight of financial accounts, audits, and risk management processes.
  • A commitment to the organisation, its mission and values.
  • Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team that makes collective strategic decisions.
  • Understanding of business strategy, and ability to be able to contribute to the continuance of the charity and its future success.
  • Sound, independent judgement and a willingness to express your views constructively while collaborating with others.
  • Knowledge and experience of the consequences of the Charity’s commitment to equality and diversity.
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Honorary Treasurer.

Desirable criteria

  • An understanding of long-term health conditions and their management.
  • Track record working with charities.
  • Understanding of charity accounting and regulations

How to apply and the selection process

For an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact our Chief Executive:

Ian Silver

T 07900676951

Closing date: Applications should be in by the 13th July 2021 with the intention of being       able to have appointed by the end of August.

Application is by way of CV and a Supporting Statement setting out your motivations for applying and how your experience and interests to date meet the role requirements.