Job Title: Treasurer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Newcastle
Salary: £0.00 - Voluntary
Reference: J61187
Contact Name: Eleanor Urben
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 26, 2019 16:41

Job Description

National Energy Action (NEA), the national charity seeking to end fuel poverty, is recruiting a new Trustee who will be able to serve as Honorary Treasurer of the Charity.

We work across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and with our sister charity Energy Action Scotland, to ensure that everyone can afford to live in a warm, dry home.

National Energy Action is at an exciting moment of our development.  We are an agile charity working with an increasingly wide range of partners and funders in the private, public and voluntary sectors and as Honorary Treasurer you will play a significant role in our aim to be an exceptionally well-run and sustainable organisation so that we can make the greatest practical impact for people who cannot afford a warm home.

Main Responsibilities of the Treasurer / Trustee

The overall role of a Treasurer is to maintain an overview of NEA’s financial affairs, ensuring its financial viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained and that the NEA Board receives sufficient information on which to base its decisions and discharge its responsibilities.

The Treasurer chairs the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee (FARC), the remit of which is available as a separate document.

Person Specification for the Treasurer / Trustee

Accountancy qualification and at least 5 years post qualifying experience.

  • Knowledge of charity finance and charity regulations.
  • Strategic and analytical financial skills.
  • Ability to present and discuss financial information in an accessible way.
  • A strong interest in helping NEA to achieve its aim of eradicating fuel poverty.


The estimated time commitment for the Treasurer is 12-15 days per annum.

The Honorary Treasurer attends four Board meetings and four meetings of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee.


Two Board meetings are held in Newcastle (Feb/July) and two in London (May/Oct).

Finance & Audit Committee meetings in Newcastle (4 per year).

West One, Level 6 (Elswick), Forth Banks, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3PA


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