Kingston Carers’ Network, (KCN), provides independent information, advice, advocacy and support to people who care for someone living in Kingston-upon-Thames.
They aim to ensure that carers
- Enjoy good physical and emotional health and wellbeing.
- Are recognised and respected as expert care partners.
- Are given information about services and support available to carers.
- Are listened to and supported by providing a ‘listening ear’.
- Have a life outside of caring through engaging in activities, outings and social events.
- Are well-informed and know about their rights, benefits and allowances.
- Have support to access benefits and allowances.
- Can access training and information to meet their caring needs.
- Receive regular support through groups and drop-ins.
- Get equal access to services.
- Are encouraged to recognise their own needs and to get their status acknowledged.
- Are kept informed of national and local policies that affect carers.
- Are consulted and have input to service planning and delivery.
By providing your financial support to the board you will be helping to ensure that the organisation continues to carry out its invaluable work for carers in the community.
You will be joining a friendly and welcoming team who all share a passion for the work of the organisation.
Main Purpose of Role
Providing sound financial management to the board to ensure the organisation can continue to carry out the invaluable work they do to support people of all ages who care for someone.
- Monitor the financial standing of the charity and reports to the Board and CEO.
- Oversee the charity’s financial risk-management process.
- Act as a counter signatory on cheques and applications to funders and ensure that annual accounts are submitted to all relevant regulators in a timely fashion.
- Liaise with external auditors on financial issues.
- Qualified accountant with demonstrated commercial awareness and knowledge.
- Experience of working in the Finance sector.
- Knowledge of charity SORP and impending changes.
- Proven ability to communicate and explain financial information to members of the Board and other stakeholders.
- Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
- Dedicated to the organisation’s cause and objectives.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience of charity fundraising and finance practices.
- Skills and experience in one or more areas of non-executive governance and management.
As Treasurer you will need to be available 10 – 20 hours per month. In addition to this you will also need to be able to attend board meetings which are held once a month.
How to apply
Applications must be made via Reach Volunteering in the first instance. Please provide your CV and cover letter stating why you are interested in applying for the role, how your skills and experience match the person specification, how you can add value to the board and any other relevant information.