Job Title: Treasurer
Location: London
Salary: non-remunerated, expenses paid
Reference: Treasurer
Contact Name: Anne Fox
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 08, 2018 10:12

Job Description

Clinks is the leading membership charity for voluntary sector organisations working with people in the criminal justice system and their families across England and Wales.  We have over 500 members working in criminal justice and provide an influential voice for them, helping to shape and develop thinking and practice in the criminal justice sector. 
The voluntary sector plays a vital role in reducing crime, reducing reoffending, and helping people to reintegrate into society.  Its skills and reach are crucial to the current government’s aims to transform rehabilitation and reduce reoffending.  Clinks is a vital link between the sector, government, and the wider criminal justice system.  We amplify the voice of the voluntary sector by working with government and influencing policy.  We work at both a national and regional level, drawing on the experience of our members, and evidence gathered at a local level, to influence policy and practice.  We provide support and opportunities for voluntary sector organisations working in the criminal justice sector.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to become the Treasurer of Clinks. With the other trustees, you will help lead the organisation and build on the solid foundations of our existing work. You will bring financial/accountancy and human resources skills and knowledge to assist our staff and trustees and help ensure Clinks’ continuing financial resilience and compliance with legal and procedural requirements as well as ensuring the organisation is well managed.  
The Treasurer will have the following key responsibilities:
• To guide and advise the Board of Trustees in the approval and review of annual budgets, accounts, financial statements and investments, as well as on the financial implications of the strategic and business plans of Clinks.
• To provide strategic advice to support the effective work of Clinks’ corporate services team, which oversees the day-to-day financial and human resources management activity of the organisation.
• To understand accounting procedures and key internal financial controls to ensure that the financial integrity of Clinks is sound and that appropriate accounting policies are developed and implemented.
• To ensure accounts are properly audited and that accepted recommendations of the auditors are implemented.
• To present the accounts at the annual general meeting, drawing attention to important details.
• To chair the Finance and HR sub-committee.
The Treasurer is a member of the Board of Trustees. The Trustees are essential to the well-being and effectiveness of Clinks. They are the guardians of its purpose, direct its strategy and ensure the organisation stays within the law. The trustees are supported by committed and capable staff.
There are four trustee meetings a year, which are held in central London in the afternoon. The Treasurer also chairs the Finance and HR sub-committee, which meets three to four times a year. This is a voluntary role though reasonable out of pocket expenses are reimbursed and the charity will pay for membership of the Honorary Treasurer’s Forum. 
If you are interested in this role please send a copy of your CV and a supporting letter, saying why you are interested in this role and what you would bring to it, for the attention of Rachael Byrne, Vice-Chair c/o by 24th August 2018.
Meetings with a trustee panel, who will make recommendations to the trustee board, and with the executive team, will be arranged at a mutually convenient time.