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Treasurer

Job Title: Treasurer
Location: London
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Reference: TRU1
Contact Name: Tim Ramsey
Contact Email: info@justlikeus.org
Job Published: January 29, 2020 15:20

Job Description

Summary

Just Like Us, the LGBT+ charity for young people, is recruiting a Treasurer to join this fast-growing startup. We’re looking for big-thinkers to join our excellent trustee board, offering guidance, support and challenge to our executive team. This is a critical and exciting period of growth for us as we scale our operations to support every school in the UK. Over the last four years, we’ve worked with tens of thousands of young people and supported thousands of schools in championing LGBT+ equality, winning awards and recognition along the way. We’ve seen the transformative impact of our work to ensure that LGBT+ young people live awesome lives, but there’s so much more to do. That’s why we’re looking for outstanding Trustee candidates to help us scale our work until we reach every young person who needs our support. 

 

About Just Like Us

Our work

Just Like Us (JLU) is the LGBT+ charity for young people working for a world where LGBT+ young people live awesome lives. Our mission is to empower all young people to be the champions of LGBT+ equality at school and work. To do that, we run three programmes:

  • Ambassador Programme: we partner with employers to train LGBT+ young adults to give talks and workshops in schools that use their own stories to champion LGBT+ equality and challenge prejudice    
  • School Diversity Week: our annual initiative empowers teachers and pupils across the country to tackle homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying by organising activities that celebrate LGBT+ equality in education
  • Pride Groups: a new programme training teachers to support students in establishing and running Pride Groups - student-led, school-based clubs for LGBT+ students and allies.

 

Our achievements

  • Trained 300 LGBT+ young people as Ambassadors who’ve delivered talks to more than 50,000 pupils in schools across the UK. 
  • Involved more than 1,400,000 young people and teachers in celebrating LGBT+ equality through School Diversity Week
  • Mentored 60 young people as part of our LGBT+ Senior Role Model programme
  • Won Pink News Community Group of the Year, Business Charity Award, Guardian Change Hero and Prime Ministerial Point of Light. Featured in The Guardian, The Telegraph, BBC News, ITV News, PinkNews, Attitude, and Gay Times
  • Partnered with leading companies including Facebook, JP Morgan and Travers Smith to provide training, mentoring and career opportunities to our young volunteersBuilt relationships with the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition and successive Secretaries of State for Education

 

Treasurer Job Description

General Responsibilities

In addition to the responsibilities outlined in The Charity Commission’s The Essential Trustee: what you need to know, as a trustee you will be expected to:

  • attend board meetings (minimum of 4 times a year)
  • give firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and targets and evaluating performance 
  • ensure that JLU pursues its charitable objectives and complies with its governing document and relevant legislation or regulations
  • appoint and support the employees and monitoring their performance
  • represent Just Like Us at events

Specific Responsibilities

As Treasurer, you will also be expected to:

  • oversee JLU’s financial affairs, ensuring our ongoing financial viability and compliance with legal and constitutional obligations, working with our volunteer, professional, accounts team
  • ensure that effective and appropriate financial procedures and controls are in place
  • work with the CEO to monitor and report on Just Like Us’ financial health at quarterly Board meetings
  • ensure that the Board of Trustees understands and complies with their financial obligations, and guide the Board in their financial appraisal of JLU
  • oversee the production of our annual accounts, multi-year budget forecasts etc

As Treasurer you’ll have

  • chartered Accountant status
  • commitment to Just Like Us’ vision and mission
  • strategic vision and good, independent, critical judgement
  • understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • the ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • experience of charity finance and fundraising
  • willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis

How to apply

If you’re passionate about using your skills and experience to transform the lives of LGBT+ young people, please email your CV, covering letter and the names of two referees to Tim Ramsey (info@justlikeus.org) by 2 March 2020.

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