'Trustee or Treasurer Role'
8 days ago
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Trustee with Anti-Slavery International.
Anti-Slavery International is the world’s oldest human rights organisation. Our vision is freedom from slavery for everyone, everywhere, always.
We believe that modern slavery is a contemporary issue of the highest importance, and we are determined to work with others to ensure people can be free from slavery across the world.
Our trustees play a critical role in supporting the charity to thrive, ensuring the organisation is wellgoverned and has a clear vision, mission and strategy. In 2020 we agreed on a new international strategy.
Several trustees have reached the end of their terms of office, and we are now seeking new trustees to govern the organisation as we implement our strategy and grow. Our international governance needs to be robust and dynamic as we change and build our global brand as a campaigning organisation.
Our recent skills audit has identified a need to refresh the Board of Trustees with the following
skills and experience:
• Growth and business development strategy;
• Developing brand engagement strategy;
• Understanding of financial management modelling and planning;
• Political acumen and delivering systemic change through policy and legal reform and changing attitudes; and
• Cultural change, change management and strategic human resources, particularly from an international perspective – to support our values to be transformative, inclusive and dynamic.
In addition, we are recruiting for a Treasurer-in-Waiting to ensure an effective handover when the incumbent leaves in several months’ time.
If you have any of these skills and you want to make an impact on helping to end slavery, we would love to hear from you. If this is not you, but you know of someone who might be a fit, please do share this job link with them.
Sunil Sheth Jasmine O’Connor OBE
The Treasurer will specifically oversee the financial matters of Anti-Slavery International in line with good practice and in accordance with the governing document and legal requirements, and report to the Board at regular intervals about the financial health of Anti-Slavery International.
Despite the additional responsibility the Treasurer will have in overseeing the financial matters of Anti-Slavery International, all trustees continue to be jointly and severally responsible, and therefore liable, for the administration of the charity.
• Main Responsibilities.
o To oversee, make recommendations, and to update the Board on the annual budget and three-year forecast, the management accounts, financial risk and compliance, and financial statements, after discussion with the Head of Finance and Resources;
o To ensure Anti-Slavery International’s financial practices are consistent with good governance, legal and regulatory requirements, and funders;
o To ensure the charity has appropriate financial policies, including a policy on
reserves, and ensure that appropriate accounting procedures, controls, and records are in place; and
o To chair and ensure the effective running of the Finance sub-committee.
• Main Duties.
o To chair finance committees in line with the standing orders and terms of reference and report back to the Board;
o To liaise, where applicable, with the Head of Finance and Resources on matters relating to the financial activities and performance of the organisation and ensure there are strong financial management practices in place;
o To make recommendations to the Board on the appointment of external auditors, and to ensure all agreed audit recommendations have been implemented during the year;
o To monitor and advise the Board on the financial viability of Anti-Slavery
o To review the financial controls and procedures in place and work with the finance committee and Head of Finance and Resources to ensure that they are effective and adequate to manage the charity’s risk profile;
o To advise on the financial implications of Anti-Slavery International’s strategic plan;
o To work with the auditors, Finance committee, and Head of F&R to ensure that the annual accounts are compliant with the Charities’ SORP;
o To help establish and oversee an internal audit function and its reporting to subcommittees and the board of trustees;
o To act as a counter-signatory on Anti-Slavery International cheques (including any electronic transactions) and any applications for funds; and
o To contribute to Anti-Slavery International’s fundraising strategy.
Technical skills and experience
In addition to the requirements for trustees, the treasurer must possess the following:
o Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA);
o Senior-level financial experience and responsibility; and
o An audit or accountancy background – this could be in a range of sectors (commercial,
public or not-for-profit).
o Experience of project accounting and international financial management.
Please see follow the link in this posting to access the full recruitment pack through our website.
How to apply
The link in this job posting includes a job description, person specification and other background information. If you would like more information, please email email@example.com to arrange an informal discussion. If you wish to apply for this position, please email a CV along with a supporting statement setting out why you want the role, and explain how your skills and experience support your application.
Please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org using the reference ‘Trustee or Treasurer Role’ no later than 9.00am on 14 February 2021.
Interviews will be held in the week of 22 February 2021, either at our office in Stockwell or online if the UK-wide lockdown is still in place. We regret that it will not be possible for us to reply to candidates who have not been shortlisted for interview.
We particularly welcome applications from survivors of modern slavery, persons with disabilities,BAME, LGBT or other minorities. Candidates will be subject to appropriate verification and checks for suitability in line with the regulations set by the Charity Commission. These checks will be made through the Charity Commission, Companies House and the Individual Insolvency Register. Candidates should also ensure they understand the specific trustee disqualification and eligibility criteria as stated in the trustee eligibility declaration form. Please follow this link for more information regarding automatic disqualification rules.
Anti-Slavery International is committed to safeguarding all children and adults that our staff and representatives encounter. Candidates will be subject to appropriate verification for suitability, and will be required to commit to uphold our safeguarding policies. These organisational policies include but are not limited to, the Trustee Code of Conduct policy, Safeguarding policy and Antibribery and Corruption policy. Anti-Slavery International strictly maintains a zero-tolerance policy towards bullying, harassment, sexual exploitation, or abuse, of any form, perpetrated by any representative of the organisation. The purpose of this Code of Conduct is:
• To ensure high standards of staff behaviour and integrity.
• To safeguard the welfare of Anti-Slavery International staff, interns, and volunteers, and of
external stakeholders with whom Anti-Slavery International works or comes into contact.
• To protect Anti-Slavery International’s reputation and interests.
All Anti-Slavery trustees use SharePoint and have a dedicated email address which must be used for trustee business in line with best practice on data security and safeguarding.