We are an all woman independent organisation based in Croydon providing specialist and confidential support services to female survivors of sexual violence from age 5 who live in any borough in South London.
We are a member of Rape Crisis (England and Wales) and adhere to their national occupational standards, a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited Counselling Centre and a member of the Telephone Helplines Association.
What you will be doing
We are looking for a female treasurer to join our friendly team of voluntary trustees to provide financial oversight and excellent governance, strategic leadership and act as ambassadors for the organisation. We welcome applicants from minority ethnic communities.
The overall role of the treasurer is to maintain an overview of the organisation’s affairs, ensuring its financial viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained.
- To assist the strategic development of the organisation and provide financial oversight.
- Lead the Board’s duty to ensure proper accounting records are kept, financial resources are controlled, invested and economically spent in line with governance, legal and regulatory requirements.
- Preparation of management accounts for presentation to the Board (6-8 sets per year).
- Preparation of statutory year end accounts.
- Regular liaison with the Bookkeeper and Auditor.
What we are looking for
- A commitment to the aims and principles of Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre.
- A finance or accounting qualification and up to date knowledge of financial reporting requirements for charities.
- Good knowledge of financial systems.
- Ability to communicate and explain financial information to members of the Board and other stakeholders.
- Strategic vision and good, independent judgement.
- An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
- Commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
- Knowledge of charity SORP and impending changes.
- An understanding of charity finance.
RASASC is committed to promoting equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, especially the BAME community, to enable us to have a diverse trustee board that reflects our clients and communities. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Applications will be accepted from women only under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
What difference will you make?
You will be helping this vital cause which is dedicated to the healing and empowerment of around 5,000 survivors of sexual violence every year.
What’s in it for the volunteer?
That you will be working with such a dedicated group of women, both staff and Board members, who are totally committed and passionate about the work they do for survivors is empowering, fills one with pride, and is very fulfilling.
All reasonable expenses are reimbursed.
Board meetings every 6 weeks. Approx 1 day per month for preparation of accounts and other financial matters - at your convenience.
How to apply
To apply please submit your CV along with a covering letter stating why you wish to join the organisation and how your skills would add value to the board. Applications should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 4th May 2021.