MEWSo are looking for a Treasurer. You will have the opportunity to be part of a rewarding experience, by helping our board have a clear perspective on financial matters so we can continue growing.
The Middle Eastern Women and Society Organisation (MEWSo) is a registered charity set up to support Middle Eastern, North African and Asian women in London. We reject every form of discrimination, inequality, and exclusion and aspire to a society where every woman lives in safety with equal opportunities. We hope for a community in which diversity is considered an element of strength and not of division.
MEWSo aims to:
- Protect and prevent violence against women in BAME communities through its various campaigns. Offer emotional and practical support through our advice services with particular emphasis on Domestic Violence and other Welfare issues (e.g. housing, benefits, disability and health, etc.) Help women empower themselves to rebuild their lives after experiencing trauma/hardship with workshops and projects catered to the needs of survivors.
As well as fulfilling the duties of a Trustee, the Treasurer maintains an overview of MEWSo's financial affairs. The Treasurer ensures that effective and appropriate financial measures, controls and procedures are put in place and reports to the Board at regular intervals about the financial health of the organisation. The Treasurer will oversee and lead on our plans to set up a robust system for forecasting with a view to diversifying our income.
Your skills in accounting and finance will help us get to the next stage in our growth as we plan to diversify our income streams in the future. We need to ensure that our financial systems and processes are robust, so that we can manage our finances confidently. You will support the Fundraising Manager and Finance Coordinator to ensure that systems and processes are working effectively.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for proactive individuals who are willing to be engaged in MEWSo's work and support the staff when needed. We particularly encourage applications from women who have the following experience and qualities:
- experience/skills in accounting (Knowledge of charity accounting is essential) ability to lead and explain financial information tact and diplomacy good communication and interpersonal skills have a passion for MEWSo's work can make the time commitment no significant potential of conflict of interest
We're are keen to have an inclusive environment and maintain the diversity of our board; therefore, we would like to hear from women from minority ethnic backgrounds or LGBTQ+ communities to reflect the diverse communities we serve.
Reasonable expenses will be covered. A full induction will be provided after appointment.
The Board meet every other month (Currently meetings are held remotely) In addition, the Treasurer will be required to spend around 4-6 hours a month, which will be less over time. There might be participation in subcommittees and working groups in the future.
How to apply
Reach TrusteeWorks are supporting us with our Chair recruitment. Please email a CV and a cover letter in which you include why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience would add value to MEWSo.
If you have any questions or require any assistance submitting your application, please get in touch with the TrusteeWorks team. Please contact the TrusteeWorks Team to arrange an informal chat about the role.