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Role

Treasurer

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Crime, Social justice

  • Contact:

    Nicola Lowit

  • Contact email:

    nlowit@btinternet.com

  • Role ref:

    Treasurer

  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    12-12-2021

  • Client:

    TransformJustice

Transform Justice seeks a Treasure

About Transform Justice

A small justice reform charity,Transform Justice (www.transformjustice.org.uk) punches well above its weight. Committed to creating a fairer, more transparent, effective and humane justice system, the charity promotes change by generating original research, influencing public opinion and lobbying practitioners and politicians.

Transform Justice was founded six years ago by its Director Penelope Gibbs, a former magistrate and BBC producer who has worked in the criminal justice sector for many years. The charity currently has nine trustees, one of whom (the Treasurer) needs to stand down for family reasons.  

Overview of the Treasurer Role

Transform Justice now has an exciting opening for a Treasurer to oversee the charity’s financial matters, in accordance with charity law and best practice. Transform Justice’s finances are in a strong position and the Treasurer will help to ensure and maintain the charity’s strong sustainable future.

The Treasurer will liaise with the Director and Transform Justice’s Accountant to ensure that appropriate financial controls and procedures are in place, and are complied with. He or she will also advise and report to other Trustees at regular intervals.

The Board is looking for a Treasurer with strong, practical financial skills and an ability to communicate clearly to other Trustees about key financial matters, budgets and funding. An interest in justice reform issues is an advantage, but is not essential.

 

Specific duties of the Treasurer

The key roles and responsibilities of the Treasurer are to:

• Keep the Board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities.

• Ensure appropriate accounting procedures and internal controls are in place to safeguard the charity’s financial integrity.

• Advise the Board of Trustees on the approval of budgets, accounts and financial statements, within Transform Justice’s financial policy framework.

• Ensure that the financial resources of the charity meet its present and future needs and that there are appropriate reserves in place.

• Contribute to the organisation’s fundraising strategy.

• Ensure that the organisation applies its resources exclusively to pursue its charitable objects.

Person specification

Transform Justice seeks someone with:

  • Experience of overseeing organisational finances
  • Commitment to meeting the legal duties and responsibilities of Trusteeship (Transform Justice will fund relevant Trusteeship training for the successful candidate if required)
  • Ability and willingness to provide some practical financial support to Transform Justice’s Director and Accountant, as well as fulfilling a financial oversight role
  • Interest in contributing thinking to the overall strategic development of Transform Justice, as part of a small Trustee Board
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of Transform Justice, with the communication skills to provide appropriate support and challenge
  • Relevant financial qualifications would be a bonus but are not essential.

Time commitment

The Treasurer will be required to:

  • Attend approximately four Trustee meetings per year.
  • Spend approximately one hour per month liaising with and overseeing the Director and Accountant.
  • At certain times of year the Treasurer may need to spend some additional time advising other Trustees outside of meetings.

Location

Central London 

Remuneration

This position is unpaid but travel expenses may be claimed.

How to apply

Please send a CV with a short covering letter by November 30th 2021 explaining why you interested and are suitable for the role to the Chair Nicola Lowit at nlowit@btinternet.com