Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Job description

An opportunity to join the Board of Trustees as a Treasurer. We are a vibrant young people's charity working across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

About Centre 33

Centre 33 believes that every young person in Cambridgeshire can fulfil their potential. We support and empower young people to overcome their problems through a range of free and confidential services.

Centre 33 is a well-respected Cambridgeshire charity working to support young people aged 8 to 25.  We have been working in Cambridge and the surrounding areas for over 30 years, and have recently expanded our services to meet need across the whole county. 

We offer:

  • Information and support through drop-ins, assessment of need and onward referral
  • Support around sexual health, housing, and finance
  • Support to young carers
  • Mental health and counselling service

About the role of Trustee

Centre 33 are seeking a trustee with Financial expertise to join their board. The Treasurer should have an accounting and financial specialist, but should be willing to familiarise themselves with the legal framework surrounding a charity financial requirements. The Treasurer’s expertise and engagement will play a significant role in strengthening the current board of trustees.    

Responsibilities

  • Overseeing, approving and presenting budgets, accounts and financial statements
  • Being assured that the financial resources of the organisation meet its present and future needs
  • Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate reserves policy
  • Preparing and presenting financial reports to the board
  • Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place (Centre 33’s Financial Procedures)
  • Liaising with any paid staff and volunteers about financial matters
  • Advising on the financial implications of the organisation’s strategic plans
  • Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate investment policy (if becomes appropriate)
  • Ensuring that there is no conflict between any funding held and the aims and objects of the charity
  • Ensuring that the accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies, for example the Charity Commission and/or the Registrar of Companies
  • Ensuring that the accounts are scrutinised in the manner required (independent examination or audit) and any recommendations are implemented
  • Keeping the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities
  • Contributing to the fundraising strategy of the organisation
  • Making a formal presentation of the accounts at the annual general meeting and drawing attention to important points in a coherent and easily understandable way
  • Sitting on appraisal, recruitment and disciplinary panels as required but particular Finance Manager
  • Chairing bi-monthly money group meetings

Person specification

  • Financial qualifications and experience
  • Some experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes
  • The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences
  • Being prepared to make unpopular recommendations to the board
  • A willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis
  • Commitment to the organisation
  • Commitment to the organisations’ values
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Good, independent judgement
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Leadership skills
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences

What difference will you make?

Your involvement will help to enable the organisation to continue providing the vital work they do supporting young people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Your willingness and ability to assume a leadership and organisational role will play a significant part in strengthening the current board of trustees. 

What's in it for the volunteer?

As a Treasurer you will pay a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction and future development of this successful and dynamic charity who aim to make a real difference to the lives of young people in the Cambridgeshire area.  

Time commitment

Minimum commitment attendance and preparation for six meetings a year.  These are currently held on Tuesday evening 6 – 8 pm, in Cambridge.  Plus bimonthly money group meeting (arranged in times to suit)

 More information on application

How to apply

Please apply by sending a CV and covering letter. Your covering letter should explain your interest in the organisation as well as your suitability to the role. Please feel free to contact us via the platform if you have any further questions.

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Posted on: 21 October 2019
Closing date: 19 January 2020
Job ref: J64325
Tags: Finance, Trustees
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