Job Title: Treasurer
Location: Orpington
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: Treasurer
Contact Name: Katie Tubby
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 17, 2018 15:32

Job Description

The overarching responsibility of the Board of Trustees is to ensure the appropriate and safe running of the charity. The Treasurer will, as a member of the board, have specific responsibility to safeguard the organisation’s finances and ensure the board carries out their financial responsibilities

Role responsibilities


  • Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation
  • Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation, presenting financial reports to the board in a format that helps trustees understand the charity’s financial position
  • Ensure that effective financial procedures and controls are in place and appropriate records kept
  • Work closely with the charity’s book-keeper (who undertakes the day to day financial duties, such as book-keeping, budgeting and preparation of reports)
  • Oversee the preparation and scrutiny of annual accounts
  • Support the development of the strategic development plans for the project including specifically its fundraising strategy

General responsibilities (all trustees)

  • Understand the charity’s role and interests
  • Make agreements and resolutions regarding the charities activities to ensure that they are within the Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Identify any conflicts of interest, declare and follow protocol as directed
  • Oversee the management of the charity’s resources ensuring that assets are used responsibly and for charitable purposes
  • Identify and manage any risks to the charity; ensuring these are maintained in a register
  • Ensure that the charity is compliant with applicable laws and guidelines
  • Apply knowledge and skills to role with care, taking advice on unknown areas
  • Minimise personal liability

Time commitment: 3 to 4 meetings per year plus associated work relating to trustee and treasurer

Term of Office: 3 years, renewable

Responsible to: CEO and Board of Trustees

Location: Meetings are held at The Maypole Project Office, High Street, Green Street Green, or The Maypole Project Regional Office, Hopyard Studios, Greenwich.

Person specification

  • Recognised financial qualification or proven and relevant financial experience
  • Some experience of charity finance and fundraising
  • Commitment to The Maypole Project and our mission and values
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort required to undertake the role effectively
  • Strategic vision
  • Sound, independent judgement
  • The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences
  • Willingness to speak your mind and preparedness to make recommendations to the board which may be unpopular
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • Willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis
  • Desirable - experience of operating within a board in a charitable, public sector or commercial organisation

About The Maypole Project

The Maypole Project provides a lifeline of support for children with complex and life threatening illnesses and their whole family; aiming to relieve and help preserve the mental and physical well-being of children and young people who have complex medical needs. We provide a range of support services to all members of the family from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.

Application Procedure:

Please email us at or call us on 01689 851596 to discuss the role. We will then send you an application form. Once we have received your application you will be invited to an informal interview. Two references and a DBS check will be requested before you can start this role.

Thanks for your interest in being a trustee for The Maypole Project