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Ashford Place
London (North), London (Greater)
0.00 - Voluntary
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4 Mar 2021

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About Ashford Place

The charity provides support services to single homeless people as well as vulnerable people in our local community. Moving away from a single issue agency, the charity is keen to work with its local community and statutory partners to improve the lives of vulnerable people in Brent.

We provide our services from our wholly owned Community Resource Centre. We are spearheading a significant change in the way support services are designed and delivered with an emphasis on personal responsibility, community cohesion and long term positive impact on individuals/communities. We have achieved Investors in People, Matrix and Customer 1st quality standard awards.

We are a very collegiate bunch of people so you might like the chance to work with us


What you will be doing

Help us continue our valuable role as a community charity supporting over 600 people a year in NW London. We want our Treasurer to maintain an overview of our financial affairs and ensure our viability.

General financial oversight

  • To oversee and present budgets, accounts and financial statements
  • To liaise with designated staff about financial matters
  • To liaise with our auditors 
  • To ensure that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place
  • To ensure that robust systems are in place for internal financial control and the protection of the charity’s funds and assets
  • To ensure compliance with relevant Legislation
  • To liaise with CEO and Finance  Director to ensure that the annual accounts are compliant with the current Charities SORP
  • To advise the Board on the appointment of the Auditors
  • To ensure any recommendations of the auditors are implemented
  • To ensure accounts meet the conditions of contractual agreements with external agencies such as funders and statutory bodies

Financial planning and reporting

  • To present financial reports to the committee
  • To advise on our reserves policy and investment policy
  • To advise on the financial implications of our strategic and operational plans
  • To advise on and contribute to our fundraising strategy
  • To ensure that there is no conflict between any investment held and the aims and objects of the charity


  • To chair Resource Committee  meetings in line with standing orders and terms of reference, and reporting back to the Board of Trustees


What we are looking for

Our ideal person would have:

  • A good understanding of the voluntary sector and its challenges/opportunities plus
  • Experience in financial control, budgeting, and business planning skills
  • Experience in charity finance, fundraising, and pension schemes
  • The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • A willingness to be contacted by staff on an ad hoc basis
  • Ability to ensure decisions are taken and followed-up
  • A wider involvement with the voluntary sector and other networks
  • Ability to respect the confidentiality
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team and to enjoy their work


What difference will you make?

We recognise the benefits of a top-class Treasurer. Whilst most of our staff are front-line workers supporting very vulnerable people it is reassuring we have a Treasurer that helps to keep us ship shape and on course, We work well together as a team but just need that person to make sure our finances are in order. If there was a need for us before there is a massive need for us now given the impact of Covid-19 on people. We have been helping people since 1983. Help us continue this proud history. 


What’s in it for the volunteer?

Being part of a small yet very successful forward-thinking local charity that does what it says on the tin. Plus you can use your expertise to make us even


Time commitment

Initially, so that the person gets to know our ways and understands our system we would suggest a few hours a week but that could lessen.


How to apply

Please apply via the Reach Volunteering site:


Deadline: 31st March 2021


Reach is the leading skills-based volunteering charity in the UK. We are the single biggest source of trustees for the voluntary sector in the UK. Connecting people, skills and good causes is our mission and our passion. 

What we do

We help charities and other non-profits find the skills they need to thrive. Every year hundreds of charities recruit volunteers through our service. These volunteers share their skills as trustees, advisors or mentors, carrying out short term projects or ongoing operational roles.  

Our goal is to create a step change in the quality, range and scale of skills-based volunteering and trusteeship in the UK. We are proud of our growing impact.

Why we do it

Charities can boost their capacity, increase their effectiveness and innovate / find new ways of doing things when volunteers donate their professional skills. Trustees play a crucial role in leading charities and overseeing their work. When the trustee board of a charity has a good mix of skills and professional experience, it can govern more effectively.

By supporting charities to recruit volunteers and trustees with valuable skills, we help charities increase their capacity and strengthen their governance.

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020 3943 9901
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