Treasurer Trustee

Job Title: Treasurer Trustee
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: TT1
Contact Name: Jen Matthews
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 13, 2020 09:22

Job Description

Trustee Treasurer role details

Unreal is a new mental health charity, established in 2019. We are the only charity in the UK that exists for Depersonalisation Derealisation Disorder (DPRD) - one of the most common yet under-recognised psychiatric conditions in the world.

Our mission is to reach out to people with lived experience of DPRD and their carers and families. We seek to raise awareness of DPRD, to provide support and to promote involvement through providing up to date information, signposting, networking, the sharing of experiences and by celebrating success. 

It is an exciting time for Unreal as we prepare for our launch in 2020. At such a pivotal time for the charity, and to achieve our objectives, we are looking for an experienced and committed individual with a financial / accountancy background to join our Board as Trustee Treasurer.

We are looking for a treasurer to make sure the charity keeps proper accounts and help trustees carry out their financial responsibilities. The role of treasurer will ensure that the charity has robust and effective financial controls in place, regularly reviewing the charity’s financial performance.

Key duties

  • Presenting financial reports to the board in a format that helps the board understand the charity’s financial position

  • Advising the board on how to carry out its financial responsibilities

  • Liaising with professional advisors – charity accountants / auditors

  • Overseeing the preparation of annual accounts

  • Taking on some or all financial duties, such as book-keeping, budgeting and preparation of reports

  • Overseeing the charity’s financial risk-management process

Person Specification


  • The ideal candidate for this role will have a financial / accountancy background

  • Ability to both constructively challenge and support the team

  • Ability to work as part of a team, with a strategic vision and a commitment to the organisation

  • A commitment to the work of Unreal and its constituent parts

  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to the role

  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of the role

  • An ability to work effectively with others


  • Previous experience within the charity sector and especially within the mental health sector

  • An understanding of the voluntary sector and previous experience as a board member or charity trustee

  • Able to attend a monthly board meeting in London


Being an Unreal trustee offers a number of benefits:

  • Opportunities to boost your public profile

  • Opportunities to build valuable networks and relationships

  • The chance to give something back to an organisation that really values your support

  • The chance to help people to access much-needed support, advice and information

  • The reward of being involved in a charity from the early stages and watching it grow

  • Working with a friendly and dedicated group of people

  • Developing your skills and experience

If you would like to be involved in a dynamic, innovative charity and would be committed to our objectives and seeing the charity succeed, we would be delighted to hear from you.

How to apply

To apply for the role, please send a CV and expression of interest to with the subject ‘Trustee Treasurer’.

If you have any questions about the role, please get in touch via email and we will be happy to answer them.

Please note that this is an unpaid voluntary role. There is no deadline for this role and applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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