Trustee - Treasurer

Job Title: Trustee - Treasurer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Nottinghamshire
Salary: Volunteer
Reference: T-T
Contact Name: Cathy Bow
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 28, 2021 15:24

Job Description

Think Children is looking to appoint a Finance lead to its Board with a view to taking over the Treasurer role in 2022.  You will maintain an overview of the Charity's affairs, to help ensure our financial viability, and support the requirements underpinning proper financial governance and procedures. 

As Treasurer, you will ideally have a financial qualification and experience of financial systems including budgeting, and be prepared to be the board mentor to the finance manager. You need to be non-judgemental and respect views, values and cultures that are different to your own, be able to exercise good independent judgement and if necessary to make difficult recommendations.  You do not need experience in the Charity sector, however you do need to have a willingness to learn about the sector.

Your role responsibilities include;

  • attend 4 board meetings per year in addition to being part of any Finance sub- Committees
  • ensure that the organisation has an appropriate reserves policy and a realistic budget that meets the services’ needs
  • guide and advise the board on the key assumptions and financial implications of budgets, operational and strategic plans
  • work with staff, such as the Finance Manager to give information and advice on financial matters
  • take an active discussion during board meetings and work with other trustees to:
    • set policy and strategy direction, set targets and evaluate the performance
    • ensure that all the finances and supporting financial control systems are in order including that full financial records are kept for all transactions, money is only spent for the purpose given, and proper financial controls are in place to safeguard resources
    • ensure Think Children operates within its means and objectives, and there are clear lines of accountability for day to day financial management

In return, you will be helping to maintain the services that Think Children provides to vulnerable primary school aged children within Nottingham/shire. You will hopefully build working relationships with trustees, staff and other volunteers and get the feel good factor that volunteering brings; especially when associated with giving vulnerable young children a fairer start in life, enabling them to reach their full potential.