Job Title: Treasurer
Location: Nottinghamshire
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: J67379
Contact Name: Eleanor Urben
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 30, 2020 15:21

Job Description

Improving Lives are looking for a new Treasurer to join our friendly board of trustees.

Improving Lives are a friendly and welcoming board of trustees with a wealth of skills and networks; we offer the opportunity to be a valued member of our board and to give something back using your skills. You will have an induction with the CEO and time with the team and Chair to understand the charity and the support we provide. Your financial expertise will help support and shape the work and strategic direction of our organisation and help us achieve our purpose to improve the lives of the most vulnerable within the Nottingham City community.

About Improving Lives

At Improving Lives, we have a simple common purpose. This is to improve the lives of the most vulnerable within the Nottingham City community. We aim to achieve this through being the local charity, supporting adults with complex health and social needs, through offering individualised service to empower them to manage the challenges they face, more effectively. As a result of this, it is hoped that Improving Lives will enable these individuals to make positive changes in their lives and participate in their communities.

Role summary

The new Treasurer will be responsible for monitoring the financial standing of the charity, cash-flow forecasting, income streams, out-going expenses and the overarching strategic management of the organisation’s financial resources. In addition, the Treasurer will oversee the charity’s financial risk-management process, report financial health to the board of trustees at regular intervals and provide oversight on all funding bids.

Person specification

The new Treasurer should have the following background/experience:

  • Qualified accountant and/or knowledge/experience in finance.
  • Proven ability to communicate and explain financial information to the Board and other stakeholders.
  • Analytical and evaluation skills.
  • Good communication and leadership skills.
  • Dedicated to the organisations cause and objectives.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.


  • Knowledge and experience of charity fundraising and finance practices.

We are fully committed to increasing the diversity of our board. Having a more diverse board will help us to understand better the needs of the communities we serve.  To this end we would especially welcome applications from people from a variety of ethnic minority backgrounds who are currently under-represented on our board.

Time commitment

  • The board meets  six times a year at 5.30pm (usually on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday), at our Mansfield Road premises or on video call.
  • Prepare for board meetings by reading papers beforehand.

How to apply

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

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