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Role

Treasurer/Finance Trustee

  • Location

    Bristol

  • Sector:

    Education

  • Contact:

    Anna-Clare Temple

  • Contact email:

    ceo@step-together.org.uk

  • Role ref:

    Treasurer

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    29-09-2021

  • Client:

    Step Together Volunteering

Step Together Volunteering is a charity that supports socially excluded people to participate in their community through volunteering to help them build a more positive future. Through building stronger community connections and the development of personal and practical skills, our clients are empowered to develop personal agency and overcome the barriers they face.

The charity was established over 25 years ago to promote the benefits of volunteering to young people, and now focuses on enabling people with multiple and complex needs to take advantage of the positive impact that volunteering can have in their lives. The charity’s current income (turnover) is £500k approx. (accounts for the year ended 31st May 2020).

Due to the current Treasurer stepping down, we are now seeking a qualified accountant to join our Board. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the charity is in a strong financial position and we are looking for someone who is also keen to contribute to the future strategic plans for the organisation.

The Board meets at least 4 times a year (currently meetings are held virtually, but usually meetings are either in London or Bristol), and one of these meetings includes the AGM, where the Report and Accounts are presented and signed off. In addition, the Board may establish task-focused committees (there is currently a Covid-19 Committee) which meet as required, and there is an annual Trustee & Staff meeting to encourage good working relationships and enable information to be shared.

The Treasurer will support the Board to oversee the financial matters of the charity, in line with good practice, the Articles of Association and legal requirements. Along with the CEO, they will report to the Board at regular intervals about the financial position of the charity.

The Treasurer, working with the CEO and charity staff, will ensure that effective financial measures, controls and procedures are in place and are appropriate for the charity. However, all Trustees remain jointly and severally responsible for the administration of the charity.