18 days ago
Cath Wakeman OBE
Imara is a specialist early intervention service for children and teenagers following a disclosure or discovery of child sexual abuse. We also support safe family members e.g. parents, siblings recognising that a disclosure is a shock that is felt throughout the whole family and community.
We offer clients advice, information, advocacy and therapeutic support throughout the Criminal Justice Process and beyond, for a minimum of 12 months. Referrals to our service come directly from the East Midlands Children and Young Persons Sexual Assault Service. We work closely alongside other organisations involved in safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.
We are looking for a Treasurer to join our newly constituted and vibrant board of Trustees and to help steer our financial forecasting and strategic development as we begin to diversify our income streams. The successful Treasurer will have the necessary financial skills and experience to become Treasurer and also have some spare time and interest in providing to supervision and mentoring to our Finance Manager, who holds responsibility for several grant awards, requiring her to ensure the smooth running of financial risk management across multiple budgets, it is a veritable jigsaw puzzle!
We face a constant challenge to make the organisation sustainable and the Treasurer would have a key role to play in supporting us to diversify our income streams. We would benefit from someone with the experience and skills to advise on our strategic plans and how to manage the current risk, as well as helping with cost management. Our finance manager is looking forward to sharing her passion for numbers and accounting with someone who understands all the figures, like she does!
You would join a Board that currently comprises 7 Trustees, one of whom, the current Treasurer, is about to stand down. They bring skills in Trauma, Health, HR, safeguarding, legal advice, education, campaigning, project management. We are also excited to be making plans to set up a young advisors panel, from our client group, to support the work of the Trustees through the expertise they have gained from their experiences and their journey through Imara.