Job Title: Treasurer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: North Yorkshire
Salary: £0.00 - Voluntary role
Reference: J58683
Contact Name: Eleanor Urben
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 06, 2018 17:01

Job Description

About Survivors West Yorkshire

Survivors West Yorkshire (SWY) is a survivor led and focused service. Its vision is to support evidenced based services that are gender informed and accessible across West Yorkshire. Services which are user friendly and proactively involve survivors.

Our aim is to create a specialist service that connects survivors and their supporters to professional services using good practice standards. Our focus is on cloud based support offering off-line options if appropriate for the survivor.

Our objective is to innovatively support the self-empowerment of adult survivors of sexual violence- abuse by developing robustly evaluated psychological interventions.

About the role

The overall role of a treasurer is to maintain an overview of the organisation’s affairs, ensuring its financial viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. The Treasurer may also take a greater role in the day-today finances of the organisation when appropriate.

By joining the board at Survivors West Yorkshire you will be part of a growing organisation that provides invaluable support to survivors of sexual violence. Your involvement as a Trustee will help enable the organisation to meet the increasing demand for their services whilst ensuring there is robust governance in place.

In addition to providing your skills, all members of the board must be highly committed to the cause of the organisation and share the same vision in order to take the organisation forward.

This is a great opportunity for those who are passionate about helping survivors of sexual violence.

The Treasurer should have the following skills:

  • Financial qualifications or experience.
  • Qualified accountant would be desirable.
  • Knowledge of contracting joint bids, CCG’s, would be desirable.
  • Experience of charity finance would be desirable
  • Some experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes.
  • The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences.
  • A preparedness to make unpopular recommendations to the board.
  • A willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquires on an ad hoc basis.

Time commitment

The board meets bi-monthly and additional time will be required to prepare for boards meetings and to provide ad hoc support if required

How to apply

Applications must be made via TrusteeWorks in the first instance. To apply please submit your CV along with a covering letter stating why you wish to join the organisation, how your skills would add value to the board and any other relevant information.