Treasurer

Employer
Reach Volunteering
Location
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary
Voluntary role
Closing date
23 Mar 2021

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

HALOW (Birmingham) are keen to find a new Treasurer who will oversee the financial aspects of the charity and ensure they remain financially sustainable.

The charity has grown to become a major provider of Visitors’ Centre services, and has, in partnership with six prisons in the West Midlands area over the past 30 years. From dealing with 4,000 requests for help in 1990, the charity’s staff and volunteers assisted some 160,000 visitors’ a year at 6 prison visitors’ centres across the West Midlands by 2017. In October 2017 visitors’ services at HMYOI Brinsford, HMP Featherstone, HMP Stafford and HMYOI Swinfen Hall was transferred to Barnardo’s.

HALOW (Birmingham) continues to run services at HMP Birmingham and HMP Oakwood, together with a range of community-based projects with the aim of achieving better outcomes for people in the criminal justice system, their families and significant others. The past 10 years has also seen an increasing awareness amongst policy-makers the positive effect maintaining and strengthening family ties can have on reducing re-offending.

Role summary

The Treasurer will work alongside our part-time Finance Manager to interpret financial data and give strategic direction to the Board.

Your financial expertise will support and shape our work and strategic direction, as well as help us achieve our purpose to strengthen relationships and wellbeing of children and families of prisoners who we support.

Person specification

We would like to hear from individuals with the following skills and experience:

  • Qualified accountant with demonstrated commercial awareness and knowledge.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • Ability to interpret management accounts, communicate and explain financial information to members of the Board and other stakeholders.
  • Analytical and evaluation skills, demonstrating good judgement and an ability to advise on project costings.
  • Good communication and leadership skills Able to lead on Board on financial risk/sustainability.
  • A team-oriented approach to problem solving and to management.
  • Ability to oversee the work of the P/T Finance Manager.
  • Competent use of IT skills.

Desirable:

  • Lived experience (within Charity Commission regulations) and/or working in the criminal justice system.

Time commitment

The Board meets at least 6 times a year and the trustee is expected to be available for an estimated 4 hours a month.

How to apply

Applications must be made via Reach Volunteering in the first instance. Please provide your CV and a cover letter, stating why you are interested in the role, how your skills and experience would add value to the Board of Halow (Birmingham) and any other relevant experience. Please contact the TrusteeWorks team if you have any queries.

Company

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.

How we do it

Our online community inspires people to use their skills for social good. We help organisations to make the most of those skills, to think through their needs and to attract the right person. We believe that communication is important in recruiting trustees and volunteers, so our service encourages dialogue between organisations and individuals. Our service is free to volunteers and to most charities. Find out more about when we charge.  

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  • join the community as a volunteer or as a charity and create a profile
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Our guides and resources help volunteers and good causes make the most of skills-based volunteering.

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Find Us
Telephone
020 3943 9901
Location
Reach Volunteering
17 Oval Way
London
SE11 5RR
United Kingdom
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