Job Title: Treasurer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham
Salary: 0 - 200000
Reference: J70388
Contact Name: Rachel Ord
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 20, 2021 14:54

Job Description

HALOW (Birmingham) are keen to find a new Treasurer who will oversee the financial aspects of the charity and ensure they remain financially sustainable.

The charity has grown to become a major provider of Visitors’ Centre services, and has, in partnership with six prisons in the West Midlands area over the past 30 years. From dealing with 4,000 requests for help in 1990, the charity’s staff and volunteers assisted some 160,000 visitors’ a year at 6 prison visitors’ centres across the West Midlands by 2017. In October 2017 visitors’ services at HMYOI Brinsford, HMP Featherstone, HMP Stafford and HMYOI Swinfen Hall was transferred to Barnardo’s.

HALOW (Birmingham) continues to run services at HMP Birmingham and HMP Oakwood, together with a range of community-based projects with the aim of achieving better outcomes for people in the criminal justice system, their families and significant others. The past 10 years has also seen an increasing awareness amongst policy-makers the positive effect maintaining and strengthening family ties can have on reducing re-offending.

Role summary

The Treasurer will work alongside our part-time Finance Manager to interpret financial data and give strategic direction to the Board.

Your financial expertise will support and shape our work and strategic direction, as well as help us achieve our purpose to strengthen relationships and wellbeing of children and families of prisoners who we support.

Person specification

We would like to hear from individuals with the following skills and experience:

  • Qualified accountant with demonstrated commercial awareness and knowledge.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • Ability to interpret management accounts, communicate and explain financial information to members of the Board and other stakeholders.
  • Analytical and evaluation skills, demonstrating good judgement and an ability to advise on project costings.
  • Good communication and leadership skills Able to lead on Board on financial risk/sustainability.
  • A team-oriented approach to problem solving and to management.
  • Ability to oversee the work of the P/T Finance Manager.
  • Competent use of IT skills.


  • Lived experience (within Charity Commission regulations) and/or working in the criminal justice system.

Time commitment

The Board meets at least 6 times a year and the trustee is expected to be available for an estimated 4 hours a month.

How to apply

Applications must be made via Reach Volunteering in the first instance. Please provide your CV and a cover letter, stating why you are interested in the role, how your skills and experience would add value to the Board of Halow (Birmingham) and any other relevant experience. Please contact the TrusteeWorks team if you have any queries.