Volunteer Treasurer

Job Title: Volunteer Treasurer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridge
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: ICAEW - 1
Contact Name: Nicky Shepard
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 20, 2021 16:57

Job Description

Abbey People require a volunteer charity Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees. 

Alongside our employee team, you'll help the charity to keep our finances in order, fulfil our governance and reporting duties, and help us steward the charity into the future.

Some of the activities you'll help us to oversee: 

  • Preparing monthly Management Accounts
  • Annual Budget processes
  • Treasurers reports to the Trustees meetings
  • Supporting the team to developing robust financial policies and procedures for a growing charity 
  • Using QuickBooks cloud-based book-keeping programme 
  • You will also be a signatory on the charity's bank accounts and help oversee regular payments 
  • Compiling and signing off annual accounts 

Abbey People has grown quickly due to increased need relating to COVID and resulting poverty.  The Trustees have recently appointed a CEO, and the charity now has 7 employees. The current Treasurer will support the hand-over and other members of the Trustee team will help as well. 

Abbey People is dedicated to equality and diversity and would especially welcome interest from applicants with protected characteristics. 

What are we looking for?

Abbey People is looking for an experienced charity Treasurer, ideally with experience of compiling accounts and charity reporting requirements. 

Experience and understanding of governance, risk management and fundraising would also be desired. 

What difference will you make?

Abbey People works with a range of families, households and individuals across the Abbey Ward of Cambridge. In addition to community events, we also provide youth clubs, youth outreach, and support for families with holiday food parcels. We also operate the Abbey Food Hub which provides a community fridge with 150 households served weekly, with additional hot meals for those in extreme need, access to sanitary supplies, clothing and school / art materials for children. In addition, support services operate pop-up activities from the Hub, giving people access to support for debt, employability and educational opportunities.

The Food Hub was established in 2020 and has been the heart of the community COVID response, with more than 100 local volunteers. Part of the ongoing work will be to continue to facilitate volunteering in the community in the long-term. The Hub will be working with the local community farm project to help the poorest people in the city gain access to locally grown fruit and vegetables, as well as volunteering opportunities.

What's in it for the volunteer?

This is a chance to make a real difference to people in the most deprived part of Cambridge (in the top 20% most deprived in the country). Abbey People is a close-knit team with care for the community at the heart of all we do. 

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