Job Title: Treasurer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leicester
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: J67693
Contact Name: Rachel Ord
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 30, 2020 15:20

Job Description

The Quetzal Project are looking for a new Treasurer to join their friendly Board.

We provide counselling and support to female survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the areas of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Quetzal was the brainchild of Jennifer Anthony Black, beginning in 1989 as a self-help group and then developing into a more formal range of professional support services.  Sadly, Jennifer passed away in March 2009, but her vision remains.

Whilst Quetzal remains the only free counselling provision across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, we do request a donation based upon a flexible consideration of personal circumstances. However, no woman is ever turned away from our services if they are unable to do so.


Role summary

Quetzal Trustees are both Trustees of the Charity and Directors of the company overseeing the work of the organisation. Being a Quetzal trustee is an important role! We are proud of our volunteers and the service provided to women, and ask that Trustee’s also share this same sense of pride. Trustee’s act as ‘guardians of purpose’, ensuring the needs of the beneficiaries are central to how we provide our services.

Trustee’s play a large and responsible role in safeguarding the Charity through strategic governance and responsible decision making. In addition to trustees’ statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions, which may involve leading discussions, identifying key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, and evaluating or offering advice on other areas in which the trustee has particular expertise.

In addition to the above, the main responsibilities of the Treasurer include:

• Monitor the financial standing of the charity and reports to the Board and CEO regarding cash-flow

forecasting, income streams, out-going expenses and the overarching strategic management of the

organisation’s financial resources.

• Oversee the charity’s financial risk-management process and report financial health to the board of trustees at regular intervals.

• Acts as a counter signatory on cheques and applications to funders and ensure that annual accounts are submitted to all relevant regulators in a timely fashion.

• Liaising with external auditors on financial issues and ensuring that the organisation’s finances are

responsibly managed and invested for the betterment of the organisation’s work and for the

beneficiaries it serves.


Person specification


  • Qualified accountant with demonstrated commercial awareness and knowledge.
  • Proven ability to communicate and explain financial information to members of the Board and other stakeholders.
  • Analytical and evaluation skills, demonstrating good judgement.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • Good communication and leadership skills



  • Knowledge of charity SORP or willingness to learn
  • Dedicated to the organisation’s cause and objectives and willing to act as the charity’s ambassador to external bodies, charities and companies.


Time commitment

  • The Board currently meet for 2 hours each month on a Thursday evening. This take place on the charity’s premises, however it is possible to join remotely.
  • An annual AGM that takes place in November
  • Annual away days for Board Members – these are planned in advance to take into account time commitments
  • Reading of materials sent prior to meetings and on an ad-hoc basis with follow up communication consequently


How to apply

Application must be made via Reach Volunteering in the first instance. Please provide you 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.