12 days ago
The Gardens Trust
The Gas Safe Charity was established in 2009 as a result of the award of the Concession Agreement for gas registration services to Capita plc, establishing the Gas Safe Register. Over the five years of the new Concession Agreement (from June 2020), the Charity will receive £480k a year from the Gas Safe Register to run the Charity’s programmes. £480k is the current annual cost of projects.
The Treasurer will:
- oversee the work of the Finance Department to ensure that the Charity’s business is managed in a timely and effective manner, reporting to the Board on a regular basis.
- Oversee the charity’s financial risk management and report on financial health to the Board.
- Keep the reserves policy under review to ensure it is appropriate and advise on changes as required.
- Liaise with the auditors during the audit process and ensure the annual accounts are prepared and approved on time.
What are we looking for?
We are seeking an individual who has the following skills and experience:
Background in accountancy or financial management
Knowledge of charity SORP or willingness to learn and apply it
Proven ability to communicate and explain financial information to Trustees
Analytical and evaluation skills, demonstrating good judgement
Competent IT skills
Demonstrated knowledge and experience of charity finance practices
Commitment to the Charity’s cause and objectives and willingness to act as ambassador to external bodies, charities and companies
A team-oriented approach to problem solving and to management
Experience of Trusteeship
What difference will you make?
The Treasurer will guide, influence and strengthen the financial strategy of the charity as well as support the Board in making sound financial and strategic decisions. The charity’s work directly helps vulnerable people on gas safety problems and organises information and training programmes on carbon monoxide poisoning.
What’s in it for the volunteer?
This is a new role which will provide the successful candidate with the chance to bring a fresh perspective to the Charity’s financial oversight. The Treasure will use his/her experience, knowledge and skills to implement new ideas and approaches and help ensure the Charity is sustainable and continues to expand.