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Role

Trustee/ Treasurer

  • Location

    Unknown

  • Sector:

    Social welfare

  • Contact:

    Claire Keetch

  • Contact email:

    admin@croydoncab.org.uk

  • Role ref:

    CRO/TT0320

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    05-05-2020

  • Client:

    Croydon Citizens Advice Bureax

Citizens Advice Croydon is a small charity that provides information and advice to help people resolve their problems, including benefits, debt, employment, housing and so on. We provide free and independent advice to help people solve the problems they face, and improve the policies and practices that affect peoples’ lives. We have just secured a 3 year Advice Contract from Croydon Borough Council enabling us to provide generalist advice services to those most in need.  In addition we run a Macmillan Cancer Support project to provide welfare benefits advice to individuals with a cancer diagnosis and also run the Help to Claim project to support individuals making Universal Credit applications. We help around 6,000 clients a year with over 17,000 advice problems.
 

Citizens Advice Croydon is a member of the national Citizens Advice charity which means we have access to the services, resources and support provided by national Citizens Advice but as an independent charity, we’re responsible for running our own affairs within agreed standards. We have 14 staff, over 40 volunteers and operate from four different locations.  Our annual operating costs are around £465K.

 

We are looking for a new Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees to help guide and advise us on the financial health of this organisation. Responsibilities include presentation of the management accounts at board meetings, and advising on the corrective action that may be required when difficulties arise.

 

You’ll need to:

 

  • be available to attend:

    • at least four evening meetings each year of our Trustee Board (usually held on a Monday)

    • at least four meetings a year for the Finance sub-committee (currently held Wednesday mornings)

    • our Trustee Away Day

  • be available to occasionally meet with the Chief Officer of the charity

  • have a willingness to work as a team

  • actively participate in discussions that relate to the running of the organisation

  • act in the interests of Citizens Advice Croydonand of its staff and clients.

  • have good independent judgement and knowledge and experience of finance to help lead Citizens Advice Croydon and ensure that we comply with our statutory duties

     

     

     

     

    This role requires:

     

  • An understanding of charity finance and pensions would be useful but is not essential.

  • A finance or accounting qualification and up to date knowledge of financial reporting requirements is desirable.

  • Good knowledge of financial systems.

  • A commitment to the aims and principles of the Citizens Advice service.

 

 

The post of trustee is a voluntary one but all reasonable expenses are reimbursed. The role will provide you a great deal of experience and satisfaction, the opportunity to develop your skills and utilise your expertise and knowledge.

 

We welcome applications from all sections of the community to enable us to have a diverse trustee board that reflects our clients and communities.

 

For more information or an informal discussion about this role of Treasurer, please contact: Claire Keetch, Chief Executive on 01689 808134 or apply for an application pack at admin@croydoncab.org.uk .