Treasurer - BASIS (Blind and Sight Impaired Society)

Job Title: Treasurer - BASIS (Blind and Sight Impaired Society)
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Basildon
Salary: Voluntary (expenses paid)
Reference: BA02
Contact Name: Bernice Rook
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 29, 2018 15:32

Job Description

Exciting treasurer opportunity with BASIS (Blind and Sight Impaired Society)

Eastside Primetimers is recruiting a new treasurer for a charity based in South Essex. BASIS ( is a well-established charity working to improve the independence and quality of life of those who have visual impairment, their families and carers.  BASIS believes that it is important to raise awareness of the needs of visually impaired people to the sighted community, changing attitudes, thereby bringing both groups to a closer understanding of each other.  

The organisation provides a diverse range of activities and support to its beneficiaries. With strong links to Guide Dogs for the Blind, RNIB and the NHS, BASIS offers a unique service provision for the area. 

This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with this 20 year old organisation as it seeks to grow and develop.  Until recently BASIS was run by its board of trustees on a voluntary basis.  Recent funding has created a number of paid posts to provide operational running of the organisation and enabling the board to take on a more strategic focus.

Having secured funding from Big Lottery and undergone a review of governance BASIS is about to embark on a period of growth and development. Strong financial oversight is critical to this along with exploring new avenues of finance and funding.  The new treasurer will therefore be able to enjoy making a real difference to this organisation, its beneficiaries and shaping its financial future. 

The role may appeal to someone who has proven financial expertise and possibly an interest in health or social care, and those who wish to give something back.  The current trustees identified how rewarding it is to see people on a journey and see how something that you do makes such a difference. 

BASIS are looking to appoint someone with proven financial expertise gained at a senior level, to complement the current board in its role as a governing body: setting strategy and ensuring exemplary governance and fiscal control. Ideally the candidate would be a qualified accountant and someone with an understanding of charities and the voluntary sector. BASIS is keen to attract applicants from a diverse audience. The successful candidate must show an understanding of the issues facing blind and partially sighted people.

Application is by CV and supporting letter which should be sent to Bernice Rook,