Job Title: Treasurer
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: Unremunerated with expenses paid
Reference: REF-123
Contact Name: Madeline Rende
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 20, 2021 14:50

Job Description

War Child UK was established in 1993 as a response to the brutal effects of conflict on children during the Balkans war. We now work in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic. War Child’s vision is of a world in which the lives of children are no longer torn apart by war.  Our contribution to achieving this vision is articulated in our mission to protect, educate, and stand up for the rights of children affected by conflict

Our current Treasurer will soon have served the maximum of two 3-year terms on our board and will cycle off the group in April 2022.  We need to find a motivated and financially skilled individual who can help us to continue to build our impact and navigate the next stage in our development. We are seeking to develop our Board membership so that it reflects better our own values and vision, and our programme participants. We particularly welcome applications from women and ethnic minorities.

All candidates for Trusteeship should:

  • Show commitment to War Child’s values and be able to uphold them personally
  • Share the energy and drive of the organisation and be committed to their role as Trustee
  • Be able to think strategically
  • Identify big issues including those around War Child’s long-term sustainability and reputation
  • Have an interest in development or humanitarian issues
  • Be able to gain respect and support from various constituencies
  • Work well with a board, communicating clearly and constructively
  • Be able to attend regular meetings and play an active role in a sub-committee and/or work with the War Child executive team on projects where your individual skills and experience may be of particular value to War Child.

We are keen to attract a diverse range of potential treasurers.  For this reason our list of essential requirements is limited.  However, the nature of the Treasurer role, will need some specific skills and experience:

  • A professional accounting qualification
  • Knowledge of the Charities Statement of Recommended Practice in financial reporting and it’s application
  • Understanding of the regulatory environment within which UK charities operate
  • Understanding of risk management frameworks

The closing date for applications is Thursday 18 November 2021.

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