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Local Family Support Charity Trustee Board Treasurer

Employer
Home-Start South Leicestershire
Location
LE16 9BY, Market Harborough
Salary
Unpaid voluntary role
Closing date
3 Jul 2021

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Home-Start offers befriending support along with practical and emotional advice in the homes of families who are having difficulties managing parenting for a variety of different reasons

We are a well established and respected local family support charity with a current vacancy for a Treasurer on our voluntary Board of Trustees. Trustees are encouraged from a wide range of backgrounds and experience.

What will you be doing?

The Trustee Treasurer provides oversight of the charity finances and funding, maintaining a good relationship with the Finance Manager who takes care of the regular financial management tasks, and provides steer for financial strategy and key decision making. 

Board membership usually involves 6 meetings per year during school hours (currently on Tuesdays), with the Treasurer additionally attending Funding and Finance subcommittees every 2 months. Involvement in further subcommittees or on task groups may be requested from time to time.

All additional meetings are also held within school hours. Virtual attendance at meetings is possible as we now have the equipment to run concurrent virtual and live meetings.

What are we looking for?

The Treasurer role particularly benefits from some understanding of financial processes and assessment of financial risks. We are a small charity, with a budget around £200,000 annually, and own a property in Market Harborough which provides offices and activity roomsAn understanding of the nature of funding and fundraising in small charities would be beneficial.  

All those with a interest in supporting local families through our charity's services are welcome. We are looking for people with a passion for helping others through this donation of their time and skills, who have sufficient availability and capacity to attend meetings regularly, and can present an accurate oversight of the charity finances to the Board of Trustees, supported by information provided by the Finance Manager.

What's in it for the volunteer?

We are a small, friendly bunch, and the role will give you valuable insight into how a small, local charity operates and how it managed its finances and funding needs. It will also allow you to see a full overview of all the work that we do, and see the measured impact that it makes - hearing the stories about the families we have helped, and reports on areas where we feel we could be helping more, if we had the resources to do so. It is highly rewarding to be part of the development of a key service in the Harborough District, learning about why and how our help works for families, and it will also provide you with the experience of leading an organisation at a strategic level.

Time commitment

Our Board meetings take place on Tuesdays currently (virtual/face-face), usuallybetween 12.30pm and 2.30pm to allow for school pick up commitments.

How to apply

On application, an informal meeting will be arranged to include the current Chair ofTrustees. A guest attendance at a Board meeting follows, with completion of a SkillsAudit form to give the Board a good idea of the skills/experience you are offering. Ifthe opportunity feels well-matched to both yourself and the Board at this point, thesafer recruitment practices will be followed which includes an enhanced DBS check(children and vulnerable adults) and two references. Trustee eligibility declaration isalso required.

Please email your CV, along with a covering letter stating why you wish to work withthe organisation, how your skills would add value to the board and any otherrelevant information to: trusteeworks@reachvolunteering.org.uk

Closing date: 14th July

For an informal conversation about this opportunity please contact theTrusteeWorks team to arrange a call with the organisation.

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