Job Title: Treasurer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Unknown
Reference: COM Treasurer
Contact Name: Laura Mackey
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 11, 2019 16:48

Job Description

The College of Mediators seeks to appoint a Treasurer


The field of mediation has seen significant changes over recent years and the College of Mediators has been at the forefront of standards-setting for this emerging profession. The College of Mediators is now seeking to appoint a Treasurer to ensure financial probity.




The College of Mediators is a membership body for mediators working in all areas of practice; family, workplace, community, intergenerational, special educational needs, commercial, restorative practice and more.


The College is also an independent standards-setting organisation which approves mediation training providers.


We work with mediators and organisations nationally, to improve mediation service provision and to develop mediation as a profession. We are one of the member organisations of the Family Mediation Council (FMC) and have a representative on the board of the FMC. We also liaise with other relevant bodies and government departments to support the ongoing development of mediation in the United Kingdom and further afield.


Details of the role


The College of Mediators wishes to appoint a Treasurer to hold an overview of the College’s affairs, ensuring its financial viability and that it maintains proper financial records and procedures.


The role is not remunerated although reasonable travel to all meetings on College of Mediators-related business will be reimbursed.


The role of the Treasurer is anticipated to involve a time commitment of one day per month, plus a meeting of the board in London or via Zoom (webcam) once every three months. The role is subject to a review after three months.


Much of the work can be carried out remotely. The Treasurer will be supported by the Co-ordinator and a freelance bookkeeper.


Role description and person specification – Treasurer


The role of the Treasurer is to:


  • Work with the College Co-ordinator, Administrator, Bookkeeper and Accountants to manage financial matters.
  • Be available for quarterly board meetings (remotely or face-to-face) as well as ongoing involvement in the work of the College.
  • Liaise with the Board of Directors regarding financial matters.
  • Prepare annual budgets.
  • Liaise with College Accountants and Co-ordinator to prepare annual accounts for submission to Companies House.
  • Present annual accounts at College of Mediators Annual General Meetings.
  • Process incoming invoices and authorise payments from the College bank account.
  • Work with the College Bookkeeper to prepare finance reports for board meetings, as required by the Board of Directors.
  • Have knowledge of mediation, in one or more areas of practice.
  • Contribute to the general development of College policies and procedures.
  • Act in accordance with the College’s policies and procedures.
  • Value diversity within the organisation, amongst its members and clients, treating everyone with dignity and respect at all times.
  • Contribute to the continued development and success of the College.


The Treasurer must have the following qualifications, skills and attributes:


  • financial qualifications and experience, including in accountancy and investments
  • the ability to make presentations and recommendations
  • the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • the ability to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences.




How to apply


Applications should be sent by email to to arrive no later than 5pm on Friday 15th November 2019 and should include:


  1. A supporting statement, no longer than two pages, explaining why the role interests you and how you meet the criteria outlined in the person specification.


  1. Your CV, with details of your education, professional qualifications and employment history. Please include your daytime and evening telephone contact numbers and an e-mail address, which will be used with discretion. Please also include the names of two referees. Please note that referees will not be approached without your prior knowledge, and only following a successful application and final interview.




Applicants with the most appropriate mix of qualifications and experience will be invited to participate in the selection process.


Informal first interviews will take place in the first week of December either in person or via Zoom (webcam).


Appointments will be made subject to satisfactory references.


Further information

If you have any questions about the appointment or the process, please e-mail the College Co-ordinator Laura Mackey .


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