Relate Mid Thames and Bucks Treasurer

Job Title: Relate Mid Thames and Bucks Treasurer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Maidenhead
Salary: 0 Voluntary
Contact Name: Fiona Greenfield
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 10, 2018 13:39

Job Description


Relate Mid Thames and Bucks (MTB) are looking for a Treasurer to join our board of trustees from November.  Relate MTB offers relationship counselling including couple, family and young people counselling, sex therapy and mediation. Our highly trained counsellors work across Buckinghamshire and East Berkshire covering the following areas:

  • Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

  • Slough Borough

  • South Bucks District

  • Aylesbury Vale

  • High Wycombe District

  • Chilterns District

We have Counselling Centres in:

  • Maidenhead

  • High Wycombe

  • Aylesbury

  • Chesham

  • Princes Risborough

  • Windsor

About Relate MTB

Relate MTB is an independent, local charity part of the National Relate federation. 

Our vision: A future in which healthy relationships are actively promoted as the basis of a thriving society.

We are here for people of all ages and backgrounds, we work to reach out and extend our services beyond the barriers that many people may face.

We serve disadvantaged and vulnerable people within the community, providing a high quality, reliable and confidential service for people who are feeling isolated and vulnerable.

Relate Mid Thames and Buckinghamshire was established in 2000, when two local charities Relate Aylesbury and Relate Mid Thames merged. However Relate has a local presence as far back as 1949 when it was known as the Slough and District Marriage Guidance Council.

What do we do?

Relate MTB provides professional relationship counselling to local people of:

  • All ages

  • All backgrounds

Regardless of their ability to pay – thanks to our Bursary Funding Scheme

Relate MTB provides:

  • Relationship Counselling – not just for couples including LGBTQ+relationships, but family relationships as well, for instance a parent and child, grandparent and child

  • Couples counselling for depression through IAPT

  • Relationship counselling for people living with cancer

  • Sex Therapy
  • Mediation

Is there a charge for Relate counselling?

People who can afford to, pay an hourly fee, depending on their household income. Our Bursary Funding Scheme is available to make up the difference between the cost of counselling and the amount people in need can afford to pay.

Last (financial) year 14% of counselling was part or fully funded by our Bursary Funding Scheme.


How is Relate MTB funded?


  • We are a very small charity
  • We rely on the dwindling number of grants from local authorities
  • We apply to grant-making charitable trusts and organisations

Although we are members of the National Relate Federation (for governance purposes) WE DO NOT RECEIVE ANY MONEY from the federation or from the Government.


The Board needs a diverse range of Trustees bringing a wide range of skills and expertise to the Charity including but not limited to governance, HR, legal, financial, marketing, counselling, communications, education, business development and IT. We seek new recruits to add to the skills base and energy of the Board.

Relate Mid Thames and Buckinghamshire is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee and Trustees become a director of the limited company.

All Trustees of Relate MTB give their time voluntarily and receive no benefits from the Charity.

New Trustees receive induction on everything they need to know about Relate MTB and the wider Relate federation.

The role of the treasurer is to work closely with the Centre Director on all accounts and financial matters including budget, forecasting, auditing and preparing finance documents for the board, Relate and the charity commission.

Time Commitment

The Board meets on a quarterly basis (Executive committee/ Trustee meetings including the annual AGM) to ensure compliance with the charitable objects in support of its beneficiaries. There may also be special strategic meetings during the year and Board Members may be asked to represent Relate Mid Thames and Buckinghamshire at Relate Regional Meetings, which take place twice a year. They may also be asked to represent Relate MTB at local functions and training opportunities.

The Chair’s period of office shall be two years renewable to a maximum of eight years.  The maximum period on the Executive shall also be eight consecutive years for all other Trustees and Co-options.