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Trustee at Students Union [410]

Lunch & travel expenses provided
Milton Keynes, UK

2 hrs p/w + meetings

Our partner is a students union, supporting students studying predominantly part-time and at distance across the UK and Europe. They are looking to appoint a Trustee with financial management experience.

A fantastic opportunity to bring your skills and experience to help the growth, decision making and effective governance of a growing charity working at the forefront of supporting part-time and distance-learning students. Working as part of an engaged Board of Trustees, the successful candidate will have real scope to get involved in helping to shape their work and development in delivering their exciting new strategy.

In addition to attending the regular scheduled meetings, they would anticipate that the time commitment for this role averages out throughout the year to around 2 hours a week. This will include participating in discussions on the Trustees’ online forums should a need arise, posting decisions on any urgent requests, reading papers and preparing for meetings.

Treasurer at Charity Providing Legal Action for the Community [407]

SW London, UK

12 meetings per year

Our partner helps people in South West London access justice, by providing specialist legal advice on debt, housing, employment, welfare benefits and immigration.

As well offering services in social welfare law, they also offer a wide range of pro-bono clinics aimed at alleviating stress, injustice and poverty in the community.  Their catchment area includes six London boroughs, and they continue to help more than 8,000 people a year.

Their current treasurer will be standing down at their next AGM in February 2020 having served the full term, and they are looking for a replacement who believes in access to justice and helping people to uphold their rights.

Key responsibilities

  • Monitoring the financial standing of the charity and report to the Board and CEO regarding cash-flow forecasting, income streams, out-going expenses and the overarching strategic management of the organisation’s financial resources. 
  • Overseeing the financial risk-management process and report financial health to the Board of Trustees at regular intervals.
  • Acting as a counter-signatory on cheques and applications to funders ensuring that annual accounts are submitted to all relevant regulators in a timely fashion.
  • Liaising with external auditors on financial issues, ensuring that the finances are responsibly managed/invested for the betterment of the organisation’s work and for the beneficiaries it serves.

Time commitment

  • The Board meets six times a year and the Treasurer is expected to be present if available
  • You will be a member of a Finance sub-committee which will meet 6 times in a year prior to Board meetings