Treasurer (Trustee)

Job Title: Treasurer (Trustee)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Reference: Treasurer
Contact Name: Mia Hasenson-Gross
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 10, 2019 14:19

Job Description

The 'Jewish voice for human rights', René Cassin, seeks a Treasurer to join our Trustee Board

René Cassin, the Jewish voice for human rights, works to promote and protect universal human rights drawing on Jewish experience and values.

We celebrate

  • the timeless and universal nature of human rights values and protections
  • the distinctive Jewish contribution to the current landscape of international human rights
  • the particular historical role played by our namesake, Monsieur René Cassin, to the development of contemporary human rights values in the aftermath of the Second World War

This is an important time. In the new era characterised by Brexit, Trump, the rise of nationalism, and weakening of international norms and institutions, the underlying principles of human rights, and even of the rule of law, are coming under sustained attack.

Principles that have been hard fought for and had appeared firmly entrenched are now being questioned and attacked. The system of human rights protections, largely rooted in the Jewish experience in Europe from 1933-45, is being casually discarded.

As we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, there has never been a greater need for a strong Jewish advocate, actor and partner making the case for the contemporary importance of human rights values and protection. There has never been a more important time to get involved in our work.

Join us and take part in growing the organisation and helping us to increase our funds and profile and to realise our potential as the leading voice for human rights in the Jewish community.

Our new Treasurer will have experience financial and/or business experience with a thorough understanding of accounting principles and good financial analysis skills as well as an understanding of the accounting and legal framework of UK charities, and ability to provide strategic guidance. A broad understanding of the Jewish community would be an advantage.

If you are interested in this opportunity, there are more details on the René Cassin website at and you are also welcome to have an informal chat with our Chair, Daniel Silverstone:

Or feel free to email René Cassin’s Director:

The closing date for applications is Sunday 19 May 2019

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