Treasurer & Trustees for Relate - the relationship people

Job Title: Treasurer & Trustees for Relate - the relationship people
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London
Salary: expenses only
Reference: TU5662
Contact Name: Emma Patmore
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 30, 2018 13:48

Job Description

Relate is the UK's largest provider of relationship support, and every year we help over a million people of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations to strengthen their relationships.  Our vision is a future in which healthy relationships are actively promoted as the heart of a thriving society.

To achieve this vision, we offer a range of services including relationship counselling for individuals and couples, family counselling and mediation, children and young people's counselling, and sex therapy. Our services are accessible online and through our network of Relate Centres and we also provide bespoke training courses and support for professionals and organisations.  An important part of our role is providing evidence based policy and campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of healthy relationships and to ensure that this is recognised in public policy.

Our current board opportunities 

The charity has recently made changes to its structure to make sure it is equipped to support the nation’s relationships long into the future. This is a time of significant challenges and opportunities – a pivotal moment in our 80-year-history.  We are looking for Trustees who share our vision of healthy relationships at the heart of a thriving society, and who are able to offer strategic insight and expertise to support the organisation as it moves forwards.  

We want to recruit up to three Trustees, one of who would be our Treasurer and chair our Finance and Audit Committee.

Who we're looking for

As well as having an understanding of the importance of healthy relationships to our society, passion for our work and the benefit it brings to people’s lives, the Treasurer won’t just advise on the financial health of the organisation and ensure appropriate checks and measures are in place to safeguard it, but will equally play their part in important decision-making which affects the governance of the organisation as whole: he/she will work with the Relate trustees to oversee the formation and delivery of Relate’s long-term strategic aims and uphold charity’s reputation.

The Treasurer will have demonstrable experience in financial management and strategy and have acute commercial awareness. He/she will be a qualified chartered accountant, and ideally wider involvement in the voluntary sector.

How to apply

If you have the skills, experience and motivation for this role our recrutment partner, Trustees Unlimited is looking forward to hearing from you. Please visit their website to find out more and to apply.