Volunteer Treasurer

Job Title: Volunteer Treasurer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Brighton
Salary: 0
Reference: LGP 11/18
Contact Name: Pete Lawson
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 25, 2018 13:02

Job Description

We are looking for a new Treasurer to join our lively, engaged Board.   

Little Green Pig offer free writing workshops for young people in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.  We believe that everyone, whatever their background, has a right to write and needs a space to create. We believe something special happens when you pick up a pen; we believe that writing grows self-confidence and communication, develops empathy, and builds healthy communities. We serve all young people, but we focus our resources on those from Brighton and East Sussex’s most deprived communities, both in and out of schools, ensuring that children from all backgrounds have a chance to express themselves creatively, tell their stories and expand their horizons.

We are growing rapidly, and have doubled our reach over the two years; in 2017-18, we worked with over 850 young people, often in collaboration with others (Brighton Digital Festival, Brighton Fringe, Radio Reverb, Into University). As well as storybooks written by young people, we have created radio shows, soap operas, an immersive walking tour, comic books, a crime drama and a travel guide. For the past two years, we have been resident in a primary school for a term each year.

We have four part-time staff supported by freelancers and over 35 volunteers. As a Registered Charity, all decisions are overseen by a Board of Trustees – they set the direction, and help plan, monitor and evaluate the work. We have big ambitions, and want people to help drive that.

What we are looking for

You will have a passion for young people’s creativity. You will like working as part of a team, and enjoy making things happen. You will be a clear thinker, an active listener, a good communicator, and are not afraid to speak your mind. You are responsible and committed and have the time to give. We will support your learning, and offer support and training where needed to help you quickly find your way around the role.

You will have professional financial experience, either from the voluntary, the commercial or the public sector; an ability to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences; the skills to communicate the underlying messages behind financial information, and a preparedness to make unpopular recommendations to the Board; and a willingness to familiarise yourself with the SORP guidance on managing charity accounts.

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