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Role

Treasurer Trustee

Job Title: Treasurer Trustee
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Suffolk
Industry:
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: BHT01
Contact Name: Ian Jenkins
Contact Email: ian@jenkins-net.co.uk
Job Published: March 22, 2019 12:00

Job Description

The Beehive is a unique children’s refuge, located in Nakuru, Kenya and supported from the UK. Established 4 years ago by Christian missionaries from Suffolk, The Beehive provides a place of safety in a loving, family style environment for sexually abused girls who as a result become pregnant. These children are referred by the Kenyan social services through the courts. The Beehive provides accommodation, medical care, education and job training for the teen mums and their babies, so that they are skilled and empowered to live a self-sufficient adult life in the community. There are virtually no similar facilities in Kenya so demand is high and the work now provides for some 18 mums and 14 babies, via two rented houses.  The transformation seen in these girls’ lives as a result from the care at The Beehive to date has been truly heart warming and inspirational.

This voluntary work has grown and needs to become a registered charity. The work currently has a turnover of some £55Kp.a. but is likely to grow through grant applications. It requires a volunteer trustee treasurer, who agrees with the Christian ethos of the work and will help establish and ensure good financial governance that provides accountability through its business processes and accounts and submit the annual report to the Charity Commission and it donors, particularly other charitable trusts and major donors.

As we already use Skype and conference bridges with people in Kenya for monthly meetings, routine face to face meetings are not required, but physical meetings would happen a couple of times a year in Suffolk.

For more details and / or to arrange a telephone discussion please email your interest.