Trustee treasurer

Job Title: Trustee treasurer
Location: Cirencester
Reference: COG1
Contact Name: Bob Bickerdike
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 26, 2020 14:48

Job Description

Would you like to have a real impact  and help our children reach their full potential by using your  finance  and strategic skills to  help us meet this mission.

At Cirencester Opportunity Group we  provide a warm, welcoming and safe environment for all families. We  work in partnership with parents and other agencies to promote inclusive care and education and to respond to the ever changing needs of the community.



We are currently seeking a Trustee Treasurer who   is  willing to  work as part of a team to oversee and support the future development of Cirencester Opportunity Group (COG), an independent Children's charity. We feel that individuals who would approach this vital work with integrity, objectivity and openness would be best suited to leading our charity into the future.


The leadership provided by all of our trustees makes a real difference to the lives of the children and families that attend our Specialist Early Years Centre (Ofsted registered).


What can you expect to be doing?

Working closely with our  dedicated staff (Centre manager; Business Administrator; Charity Fundraiser), you will help us to:

- Oversee   the financial affairs of COG and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practices

- Help prepare budgets and  management financial reports, and present these to the Board
- Ensure that the charity keeps accurate financial records

- Be part of a team which ensures COG’s financial resources meet our needs now and in   the future

What are the benefits to you? 

You will develop your skills, expand your knowledge and make a significant contribution to improving the lives of our children and their families. You will also meet new people, enjoy new experiences and be part of an energetic and committed board of trustees.


We’re looking for someone with

- Experience of charity accounting and good Excel skills
- The ability to collect and present information clearly and logically
-  Good written and verbal communication skills
- The ability to use own initiative and contribute to the strategic direction of the charity



Time expectation

You can expect to spend around 12 hours a month in this role (home working). The Board currently meet every 6 weeks (virtual 2 hour  meetings in the evening), but will revert post Covid to meeting at our Cirencester Centre.



How to apply

To apply, please email  your CV and a covering letter to Bob  Bickerdike at

COG  is committed to promoting equality and diversity and it is embedded in all we do. Our goal is to build a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.