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Pro Bono Consultant for Kenyan Speech Therapy Provider [383]

Bournemouth, UK

10 days

Our partner is a speech and language therapy (SLT) service provider in Western Kenya. As well as providing direct SLT services, they run teacher trainings on inclusive education.

 

They need support to develop a strategic financial plan to enable them to continue doing the work they do. They are 85% funded by a grant from Comic Relief which ends in Jan 2020, so they need to find other funding streams.

In order for their services to be sustainable in Kenya and to grow, they need to find innovative ways to source funds. The CEO is based in the UK and wants to set up the organisation here to generate income to be used to fund activities in Kenya.

Your role would be to:

  • Assist in the registration of the organisation in the UK
  • Develop a 3 year finance strategy that supports growth in the UK and Kenya
  • Build a financial profile of existing partners and funding sources to see where further funds can be sourced from

Key activities:

  • Work closely with the CEO to decide on the type of organisation they should be registered as in the UK
  • Liaise with the CEO and Kenyan accountant to discuss finances as they currently stand
  • Collaborate to develop a finance strategy

Charity Improving Access to Justice in Uganda [381]

London/Remote, UK

2 weeks

Our partner's aims are to improve access to justice; build capacity within the legal profession through education and training; and promote fairness, efficiency and integrity within the criminal justice system of Uganda.

 

They are beginning to receive more formal funding, and their current accounting systems are very basic. As the work of the charity grows rapidly they need assistance to ensure we are accounting and reporting correctly.

Sepcifically they have requested support in filing their annual accounts as well as advice on the relationship between their UK and Ugandan based charities and associated compliance issues. Ideally the volunteer would have experience in the charity/NGO sector and working with international offices. Experience of Uganda would be preferred but not essential.

Trustee at Charity Supporting Asylum Seekers [380]

Travel expenses covered
London, UK

6 meetings per year

Our partner is a small charity working in the area of asylum support law to reduce the destitution of asylum seekers by defending their legal rights to food and shelter. They represent some of the most vulnerable and poorest people in the UK, many of whom are unable to return to their home countries.

The charities work and strategy is overseen by a voluntary Management Committee which has a broad range of skills and experience, including relevant legal expertise, HR, communications, policy work and charity management.  To complement the existing Management Committee they are currently seeking new members, specifically people who can bring:

  • A strong understanding of budgeting, forecasting and reporting financial information to decision-making boards
  • In addition, you should be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA), ideally with a good working knowledge of the Charities SORP (FRS 102)

They are especially interested in receiving applications from refugees and others who have had direct experience of the UK's asylum system.

Management Committee meetings are every two months and there would be a couple of hours reading time required beforehand. In addition, you would need to be available to respond to ad hoc queries and once a year help with the annual report and accounts.

They are able to meet travel costs associated with attending Management Committee meetings.