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Role

Honorary Treasurer and Trustee

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Health/Medical

  • Contact:

    Shaun Brady

  • Contact email:

    sbrady@rospa.com

  • Role ref:

    Treasurer

  • Published:

    3 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    12-08-2018

  • Client:

    Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

 

 

RoSPA

Honorary Treasurer and Trustee

 

Accidents are the biggest threat to you and your family for most of your life. In fact, more than 14,000 people die as a result of accidents across the UK each year, while thousands more are maimed and millions are injured. And yet accidents don’t have to happen and RoSPA’s vision is for ‘life, free from serious accidental injury’.

 

For more than a 100 years, RoSPA has been quietly working behind the scenes to change both legislation and attitudes surrounding accidents, from the compulsory wearing of seatbelts and the campaign to stop drink driving, to the Cycling Proficiency Test and to the more recent the ban on handheld mobile phones behind the wheel.  As a registered charity and through campaigning, carrying out research, influencing legislation, informing and educating, auditing and providing expert consultancy to businesses, we have maintained our position as the leading advocates for the wellbeing of people everywhere. 

 

RoSPA has an annual turnover of circa £9m per year and employs over 115 staff, working in England, Scotland, Wales and other countries. While most staff work within RoSPA’s commercial businesses (consultancy, training, qualifications, events and awards) a significant minority work on research, evidence, policy formulation, communications and campaigns. The charity enjoys multiple accreditations including recognition by Ofqual as an Awarding Body, gold level by Investors in People and ISO9001 by the British Standards Institution. As well as delivering courses that lead to its own qualifications, RoSPA is an accredited training provider for The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH), Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) and City & Guilds qualifications.

 

RoSPA is now seeking to recruit an independent trustee to the Board to act as Treasurer. They should be a qualified accountant, ideally chartered, with broad experience of having worked within the charity and/or commercial sectors. They will probably be serving as or have served as a Financial Director or Controller of a larger charity and/or medium-sized commercial business, with experience of investment strategy, pension funds, financial systems, financial risk management, liaising with external auditors and investment advisers.

 

Currently this voluntary role usually takes about 10 days per annum including 4 Board meetings, committee meetings, away days, the AGM and keeping-in-touch time.

 

The Board has nine Trustees with varied backgrounds in business, finance, health and safety and the health service.  

 

For more information, please contact Juliet Parker, executive team secretary at jparker@rospa.com, tel. 0121 248 2002.

 

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Shaun Brady, head of finance at sbrady@rospa.com tel. 0121 248 2100 or Ian Bucknell, Treasurer at ibucknell@rospa.com

 

If you like to apply for this post, please send you CV with a covering letter, describing your relevant skills and experience and why you want to volunteer with RoSPA.  The closing date for applications is Friday 27th July 2018. Please note only successful candidates will be contacted.

 

RoSPA is committed to creating a diverse Board of Trustees and welcomes applications from all suitably experienced applicants. 

 

RoSPA

Honorary Treasurer Trustee Role

 

 

Appointment term – initially three years from November 2018, with the possibility of one or (exceptionally) two further three-year terms to be served

 

Frequency of meetings – four a year, plus attendance at the Annual General Meeting with additional meetings if a member of a Board Sub-Committee

 

Remuneration – none; out-of-pocket expenses for attending meetings will be covered

 

The Charity

RoSPA’s vision is for ‘life, free from serious accidental injury’. 

 

For more than a 100 years, RoSPA has been quietly working behind the scenes to change both legislation and attitudes surrounding accidents, from the compulsory wearing of seatbelts and the campaign to stop drink driving, to the Cycling Proficiency Test and to the more recent the ban on handheld mobile phones behind the wheel.  As a registered charity and through campaigning, carrying out research, influencing legislation, informing and educating, auditing and providing expert consultancy to businesses, we have maintained our position as the leading advocates for the wellbeing of people everywhere. 

 

RoSPA has an annual turnover of circa £9m per year and employs staff, working in England, Scotland, Wales and other countries. While most staff work within RoSPA’s commercial businesses (consultancy, training, qualifications, events and awards) a significant minority work on research, evidence, policy formulation, communications and campaigns. The charity enjoys multiple accreditations including recognition by Ofqual as an Awarding Body, gold level by Investors in People and ISO9001 by the British Standards Institution. As well as delivering courses that lead to its own qualifications, RoSPA is an accredited training provider for NEBOSH, IOSH, JAUPT and City & Guilds qualifications.

 

Governance

The Charity’s Board comprises nine Trustees with varied backgrounds in business, health and safety and the health service. 

 

The Trustees of the Charity delegate the day to day management of the Charity to its Chief Executive, Errol Taylor, along with his senior management team which include a qualified head of finance.   A total of 115 staff work for RoSPA. Trustees are responsible for fiduciary and financial oversight and for agreeing the strategy of the Charity. There are sub-committees reporting to the main Trustee Board on finances and investments, remuneration and nominations.  Trustees are expected to join one or more of these committees. The Board is chaired by Mike Parker CBE.

 

The Charity faces some difficult choices in allocating its resources effectively. Trustees play a key role in ensuring that this is done in a timely, transparent and efficient manner, and that the impact of its activities are measured systematically. The Charity also works in partnership with statutory bodies as well as with other charities and voluntary organisations to maximise its effectiveness.

 

Person specification

Candidates interested in applying to become a Trustee of RoSPA should be able to demonstrate knowledge and ideally experience in the following key areas:

            *Membership of other boards or committees at a similar level

            *Professional background in finance in commercial and/or charitable sectors

*Experience in investment strategy, pension funds as well as liaison with external auditors and investment advisers

            *Charity governance

 

The time commitment expected for the role of Trustee of RoSPA will be around 10 days per year of which approximately half would consist of meetings. The remaining time would consist of preparation, background reading and reviewing papers.

 

Approximately half of the meetings take place at the charity’s offices in Birmingham, with the remainder between London, Edinburgh