Assistant Finance Manager Volunteer Roles in Belfast
NEW VOLUNTEER TEAM NEEDED! A DYNAMIC AND DEVELOPING MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY URGENTLY SEEKING VOLUNTEERS. HELP FORGE THE BEST MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELLING SERVICE
Evolve Counselling is … changing. Over the next year we have an ambitious programme to meet a large and growing demand for professionally-delivered talking therapies. We have plenty of volunteering opportunities for you. Bring your skills and experience to help us, and in return be part of an empowering community - where you can thrive in a rewarding project. Build your CV! Try something new! Put your spare time to use! Revive your career skills! Do life-enriching work helping others! All roles are flexible hours, working remotely with full IT support.
Exciting and absorbing NEW volunteer job roles
Admin Assistant . Secretarial tasks supporting the Trustee Board: Scheduling meetings, preparing agendas and board papers, taking minutes, keeping records, monitoring compliance with legal and contractual rules, etc. Admin support for CEO: Arrange external meetings, attend planning sessions and produce notes and minutes, schedule key business events, and keep diaries up to date. General office administration: Keeping records, directing calls and messages, maintaining files and building the business ‘memory’. We are looking for a highly efficient organiser, someone used to routine and fine detail, with good IT skills.
Finance Controller or Finance Assistant. Finance tasks supporting our growing charity, working with our external Book Keeper, outsourced payroll service, and the Board Treasurer. Tasks include producing monthly reports and stats for the Board, for funders and fundraising bids. Monthly financial reporting including monitoring of income and expenditure, variance analysis and cashflow forecasting, monthly management accounts, and annual financial statements - charity income and expenditure, balance sheet, P&L. Supporting annual budget setting, and assisting when data is required for grant submissions. You will ideally be, or have been, a chartered, AAT, or qualified-by-experience accountant, have Third Sector knowledge, and have an interest and passion for charitable enterprises.
Communications and Media Coordinator or Assistant. We are looking for help to communicate much much better with counselling clients, funders, our own “Counselling Community” of therapists, and the wider voluntary sector across our large area. You’ll be writing news stories, success ‘profiles’, publicising regular and special events, and driving social media and the web - building the brand for Evolve. This job will be great for a pro-active social media “story teller”, looking to build their own profile by ‘owning’ this new area of Evolve’s work. You’ll need to be creative, organised, and literate, with a very self-motivated approach. A background in PR, marketing, social media or news will be great for this role.
Marketing and Fundraising Specialist or Assistant. Help us to grow our client numbers, improve the service, generate a development fund for new innovations, and get our name in front of sponsors, donors, and other charity project funders. In this demanding but hugely rewarding new role you will be in at the beginning - creating campaigns, researching and writing bids, and working with our communications and media volunteer to build and promote compelling fundable projects.
About Evolve Counselling. Evolve Counselling is a long-established charitable social enterprise, providing low cost, affordable or funded mental health counselling to adults in Cambridgeshire and surrounding counties. Our counselling community is made up of 50 – 60 qualified self-employed practitioners, working part-time. We deliver talking therapies to adults – online and in person. Our service delivers around 500 counselling sessions per month to a broad range of individuals, many of whom would not otherwise be able to access counselling support. Evolve also provides supervision, reflective practice, critical incident support and mental health awareness and related training to organisations and businesses large and small.
About the Chagos Conservation Trust
The Chagos Archipelago, made up of 55 islands covering some 544,000km2 of ocean, is a British Overseas Territory and rare haven of beautiful reefs and diverse wildlife located in the midst of the Indian Ocean. The Chagos Conservation Trust, founded in the UK in 1992, is largely volunteer-run with a Board of 12 Trustees made up from a diverse group of scientists, conservationists, campaigners, and finance specialists with one thing in common: working to protect the Chagos Archipelago.
The mission of the Trust is to make sure this precious and important natural environment is protected and conserved, and can act as an example of how to manage valuable environments across the planet. With the right care, the archipelago can be a reminder of how tropical reefs flourished many hundreds of years ago, and can offer vital insight into how they might be saved for generations to come. The Trust carries out historical research, scientific and conservation work, and strives to highlight the global importance of this stunning marine ecosystem.
The Trust is about to enter an exciting new era as it prepares to launch its Healthy Islands, Healthy Reefsprogramme, which aims to rewild the 30 ecologically degraded islands of the outer atolls of the Chagos Archipelago, returning them to refuges for local species and supporting thriving coral reefs.
About the role
The Chair of the Board is an important, voluntary, officer role that ensures the Trust is run efficiently and effectively. The Chair provides inclusive leadership, and ensures the Board functions as a unit, with each Trustee fulfilling their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the Trust. The Chair also supports the Director to achieve agreed objectives, and together with the Director acts as an ambassador and public face of the Trust.
The Chair will lead the quarterly board meetings, which are either held virtually or in person in a location to be decided (usually London), and the Annual General Meeting. Approximately 2-4 hours per week time commitment is required.
● Provide leadership to the charity and its Board, ensuring that the Trust has maximum impact;
● To ensure Trustees fulfil their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the Trust;
● Ensure the Board operates within its objectives and provides a clear strategic direction for the Trust;
● Ensure the Board is able to regularly review major risks and associated opportunities, and ensure systems are in place to take advantage of opportunities, as well as manage and mitigate risks;
● Ensure the Board fulfils its duties to maintain sound financial health of the Trust, with systems in place to ensure financial accountability.
● Ensure the governance arrangements and policies are working in the most effective way for the Trust;
● Develop the knowledge and capability of the Board of Trustees, and foster, maintain and ensure that constructive relationships exist with and between the Trustees;
● Encourage positive change where appropriate, address and resolve any conflicts within the Board, and appraise the performance of the Trustees and the Board routinely;
● Ensure the Board of Trustees is regularly refreshed and incorporates the right balance of skills, knowledge and experience needed to govern and lead the Trust effectively;
● Chair meetings of the Board of Trustees effectively and efficiently, bringing impartiality and objectivity to the decision-making process, ensuring decisions are taken in the best, long-term interests of the Trust where the Board takes collective ownership;
● Work closely with the Director to give direction to the Board’s strategic decision-making, and ensure that meetings are well planned, meaningful, and reflect the responsibilities of Trustees;
● Monitor the decisions taken at meetings are implemented.
● In partnership with the Director, act as an ambassador for the Trust, and spokesperson for the organisation when appropriate;
● Represent the Trust at external functions, meetings and events.
Relationship with the Director:
● Establish and build a strong, effective and a constructive working relationship with the Director, and ensure that they are held to account for achieving agreed strategic objectives;
● Ensure regular contact with the Director, and develop and maintain an open and supportive relationship where each can speak openly about concerns, worries and challenges;
● Liaise with the Director to maintain an overview of the Trust’s affairs, providing support as necessary, including assistance with routine administration such as compilation of the Annual Report, Board meeting and AGM preparation, and communications;
● Conduct an annual appraisal and remuneration review for the Director in consultation with other Trustees;
● Ensure that the Director has the opportunity for professional development and the appropriate professional support.
● An understanding of and interest in conservation issues;
● A willingness to lead the organisation;
● Possesses tact, diplomacy and powers of persuasion;
● Relevant skills and experience to manage a team and run a meeting well.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are excited to share this great opportunity to join our Board of Directors.It is a very important time for Cornerstone, as we set a course for the future, with our strategy ‘Future proofing Cornerstone’.
As a member of our Board, you will be instrumental in guiding the strategic future of the charity and ensuring exemplary governance and fiscal control. The main Board meets four times a year and board members will be expected to be a member of one of the sub committees. You will also act as a local ambassador for Cornerstone.
We are particularly keen to hear from those with skills, knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas who feel they can make a positive contribution to our charitable activities: -
- Management experience in social care quality standards, compliance, commissioning and / or procurement
- Senior management experience in the social work / social care sector preferably with strategic planning skills
- Accountancy/financial experience preferably at management level
- Personal experience of providing care and support of a relative or carer of a person who has experience of care
Cornerstone is one of Scotland’s largest charities and is a leading provider of social care services to more than 1,200 adults, children and young people with disabilities and other support needs. We employ over 1,900 people across Scotland and are fully committed to delivering high quality care and support.
In addition, we also operate our Cornerstone Self-Directed Support service. Across this service, we have over 200 Personal Assistants on our books and approximately 1000 active clients.
We’re committed to building a workforce that represents the true diversity of Scotland, where every single one of our colleagues feel enabled to deliver their best. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer who selects the best person for the job. We value the diversity of our workforce and work hard to create an inclusive environment where each individual can bring their unique skills, experiences and ideas to the table to help us grow, bring create innovative solutions and develop of our people. We are keen to receive applications for board position that reflect the diversity of the organisation.
Click on our advert attachment to view for our Cornerstone Trustee Board information pack.
We welcome applications from anywhere in Scotland.
There is no re-numeration attached to the role but expenses will be reimbursed.
If you’re up for the challenge and think you have what it takes, apply today with your CV and cover letter.We're waiting to hear from you.Your cover letter should be uploaded to the 'Supporting Documents' section within our online application.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
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Are you committed to childhood flourishing with an interest in creating stragegies for this to happen?
Godly Play offers spiritually sensitive approaches to learning and living together in a fragile world. We take childhood spirituality seriously, providing training to transform thinking and practice for the whole of life.
A Christian movement, Godly Play seeks to make space for questions about the meaning and purpose of life, through play, wondering, story, exploration and community.
Our small board of trustees supports a group of fifteen part-time trainers offering courses to people working with children in churches of many traditions, in schools and in community settings.
We would like to diversify our board's ethnicity, age and gender. It would be great to have someone with grant-seeking experience and/or communications know how, but we would love to talk to anyone who is interested.
Would you like to join us? Our website offers lots more information.