Job Title: Treasurer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: £0.00 - voluntary
Reference: J65315
Contact Name: Eleanor Urben
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 17, 2020 08:52

Job Description

Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU) exists to advise, support, represent and campaign with people subject to immigration control.

Our aim is to ensure access to justice for survivors of torture, trafficking, human rights abuse and conflict as well as divided families and other who are in need and affected by immigration controls.

Could you bring your financial skills to our board as our new Treasurer?

Purpose of the role

The Treasurer’s role is to make sure that the money and the property of the charity and company limited by guarantee are properly managed and the financial results are reported appropriately. The Treasurer acts on behalf of the Board of Trustees to safeguard the organisation’s finances and has a watchdog role over all aspects of financial management. It is not expected that the Treasurer will do the day to day accounts or financial reports. This is delegated to paid staff, including the Chief Executive and Finance Manager.

What are we looking for?

We want people who believe in what we are doing, who are committed to social justice more generally, and can help us to do it better.

  • Good financial management and analysis skills. 
  • The ability to communicate and explain financial information to members of the Board and other stakeholders.
  • Strategic and forward looking vision in relation to the charity’s objects and aims.

 Time Commitment

  • Trustees are expected to attend all the meetings of the Board, held every 6-8 weeks, usually at 4.30 or 5pm on a Monday or Tuesday.
  • The Treasurer also chairs the finance sub-committee, also every 6-8 weeks.

What difference will you make?

Our annual income this year will be £1m. We are a strong and resilient organisation that has withstood the challenges of the last few years and we are looking for someone who will work with us through the next stages of our strategic plan. 

What's in it for the volunteer?

This is an opportunity to be part of an important regional charity that is making a significant difference to the lives of refugees and people seeking protection in the UK and we hope that you will get a lot of personal satisfaction from working with us.

How to Apply

Applications should be made via Reach in the first instance. Please provide your CV, along with a covering letter stating why you wish to work with GMIAU and how your skills would add value to the board.