Job Title: Treasurer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: J62320
Contact Name: Eleanor Urben
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 03, 2019 12:40

Job Description

Reach Volunteering is working with Merton Mencap to find a new Treasurer to join their Board. 

Join our Board as Treasurer and help us support people with learning disabilities and autism in the borough of Merton.

This is an opportunity to join the Executive Committee of a leading local charity. The purpose is to help Merton Mencap continue to provide the highest standards of professional, specialist support and care for the people who use our services and to help set a clear, ambitious direction for the charity’s future.

The Treasurer will provide mentorship, expert accounting advice, guidance and support to the Chief Executive Officer and Finance Manager and will take part in the Finance & Audit Sub Committee.

Experience, Skills and Personal Qualities

  • A qualified accountant with accounts experience in the charity sector.
  • Knowledge and experience of current financial practices relevant to voluntary and community organisations.
  • Knowledge of recognised financial accounting and cost management software, in particular Excel and Sage would be advantageous.
  • Exemplary financial analysis skills.
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to the role.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with the ability to challenge and raise concerns in a constructive and transparent manner.
  • Honesty and integrity.
  • Ability to act as a role model and mentor the Chief Executive and Finance Manager
  • Willingness to understand the services provided by Merton Mencap, by visiting at least two of the services each year.
  • An understanding of the relationships with key funders.

Time commitment

Approximately one day per month with added time needed around year end and for regular liaison with the CEO and Finance Manager.

Each year there are:

  • Six Executive Committee Meetings
  • Four Finance & Audit Sub Committee Meetings
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Occasional external meetings and/or public events, as agreed.

Why become a Trustee of Merton Mencap?

Becoming a Trustee offers the opportunity for you to help the charity provide high quality services to our beneficiaries.  You will support the charity to make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and adults with a learning disability and their family carers in Merton through excellent services.

In return for your help, being a Trustee will offer you:

  • the opportunity to learn something new
  • the chance to meet new people and have new responsibilities
  • recognition of your skills, knowledge or experience, and a chance to use them for a social good
  • a sense of achievement and satisfaction.

How to Apply

Applications should be made via Reach Volunteering in the first instance. Please send a CV and cover letter stating why you are interested in applying for the role, how your skills and experience match the person specification, how you can add value to the board and any other relevant information.