Half the people with glaucoma in the UK don't know they have it. And the number is growing. We're looking for a Treasurer who can help us grow and prosper so that we can end needless glaucoma blindness.
Glaucoma UK is the charity for people with glaucoma. Our vision is to end preventable glaucoma sight loss. We want everyone with glaucoma to be able to live well with the condition.
The Treasurer plays a key role on both the Board of Trustees and the Finance and Governance Committee. They have oversight of our finances and investments, and provide expert insight and guidance to fellow trustees and the staff team. As a trustee they're responsible for ensuring we work towards our objectives effectively and efficiently, and that we put our values of compassion, support, collaboration, expertise and integrity into practice every step of the way.
As a treasurer, they'll bring financial qualifications and significant experience of financial control and oversight at senior level. Our ideal candidate will have some experience of charity finance, fundraising, investments and pension schemes, and the skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences. We also need someone who's a great communicator, has excellent interpersonal skills, who's objective and independent and able to challenge supportively.
What's in it for the volunteer?
Volunteering as Glaucoma UK's Treasurer brings the opportunity to work with a friendly, dedicated and ambitious team of staff and trustees, and to make a real difference to peoples' lives. There are ongoing learning and development opportunities, and a chance to see behind the scenes of our service delivery and research funding programmes, and to influence the strategic direction of the charity.
Our Board meetings are held quarterly during working hours, usually in London, occasionally at our HQ in Kent, and always accessible virtually. Finance & Governance Committee meetings are more frequent - always held quarterly ahead of each Board meeting - but with interim meetings scheduled as needed, some of which may be evening meetings. The Treasurer will also be needed for occasional ad hoc input and guidance.
How to apply
Applications are through the Reach platform.
Deadline: 01 Sep 2021