After 3 years of sterling service, Medact’s current Treasurer Paul Cotterill is looking to hand over responsibility for overseeing Medact’s finances to a new pair of hands.
We are seeking someone with an eye for detail, some familiarity with budgets and (charity) accounts, and a commitment to Medact’s core values of health equity and justice. The ideal candidate might be a qualified accountant, but this is not strictly necessary.
Medact is a registered charity supporting the health community (mainly but not exclusively UK-based health workers) to work together towards a world in which everyone can truly achieve their human right to health. We do this through evidence-based campaigning for solutions to the social, political, and economic conditions which damage health, deepen health inequalities and threaten peace and security. Our main focus is the UK, but we work in partnership and solidarity with health justice organisations across the world.
What does the role involve?
The Treasurer would be co-opted to our Board of Trustees, to lead on oversight of all financial aspects of the charity’s operation.
This involves working closely with the Medact’s Operations Manager in preparing accounts and financial statements, developing budgets for approval, managing the charity’s assets and mitigating financial risks. We have well-integrated systems and procedures in place, and we are looking for someone to provide oversight of the maintenance and/or development of these.
On average, about 2 hours a month – but some times are busier than others. The Board meets 4 times a year, either remotely or (in normal circumstances) face-to-face. The duration of the co-option is one year, which may be renewable. Although Medact is based in London, most of our work is conducted remotely, not just during the current Covid crisis, but also going forward.
All our Trustee roles are voluntary. We do have a budget for reasonable expenses to attend meetings.
For further details about Medact and how to express an interest in the role, please see our website
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