Rugby, Warwickshire
Voluntary, 1-2 hours per week
Job description

VOLUNTEER TREASURER & TRUSTEE

We’re seeking a professional finance person to join our Trustee Board as our Honorary Treasurer.    We’re looking for someone who understands accounts and business planning and is familiar with contributing at a strategic level.  The Survivors Trust (TST) strives to be an inclusive organisation and is keen to encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds.  

TST is a national membership organisation for over 120 specialist voluntary sector rape and sexual abuse support services in the UK and Ireland providing specialist counselling, support and advocacy services for anyone affected by sexual violence of any kind at any time.  We’re offering an opportunity to contribute to and support rewarding national work promoting our Member Agencies, victims and survivors’ rights and interests.    You would be joining an enthusiastic Trustee Board with five other Trustees. 

Your responsibilities:

  • Oversight of producing management accounts.
  • Reports on financial matters to the Trustee Board and to the membership at any general meeting.
  • Ensures that statutory requirements are met for the keeping of financial records and the reporting on financial matters to appropriate external authorities.
  • Ensures that systems are in place and operated effectively for the day-to-day management of financial resources and that good records are kept of all transactions.
  • With the Chair or Finance Officer, liaises with accountants and other financial advisers as appropriate.

 

Some of these duties may be delegated to staff or shared with other Trustee Board members but will remain the primary responsibility of the Treasurer.  It is not the Treasurer’s responsibility to decide how money is raised and spent.  Such decisions are the responsibility of the whole Trustee Board.

Time Commitment:

The time commitment required is generally:

  • Attend monthly Trustee Board meetings, usually online and occasionally in Rugby.
  • Online meeting with the Finance Officer once per month to review management accounts.
  • Attend any (rare) emergency meetings of the Trustee Board.
  • Read and respond to Executive Committee email communications between meetings.  This commitment averages about 1 to 2 hours per week but can be unpredictable as The Survivors Trust often needs to make decisions and undertake tasks to fit in with external agencies’ timescales.
  • Take on some tasks or act as representative of The Survivors Trust at some external events and meetings.

 

Background:

TST registered as a charity in 2003, and converted to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in 2016.  Our charitable objects are:

  1. To promote the efficiency and effectiveness of charities and other non- charitable organisations undertaking charitable activities as the charity trustees see fit from time to time in particular but not exclusively those that work with and provide services to female and male victims/survivors of rape, sexual abuse (including but not limited to childhood sexual abuse) or any other form of sexual violence; and
  2. To campaign for and seek to secure better and improved rights and services for victims/survivors of rape, sexual abuse (including but not limited to childhood sexual abuse) or any other form of sexual violence

Our vision:

Our vision is for a society where services for survivors are trauma-informed and accessible according to need.  Survivors and their partners, parents, families and supporters have a right to support and justice can access the right service for them at the right time, free of charge, and according to need.

 

Current work:

TST has 14 paid staff and a small team of helpline sessional workers and volunteers.  We undertake a wide range of activities in order to pursue our charitable aims:

1. National helpline and livechat service for survivors, their supporters, professionals working with survivors.

2. Bespoke helplines and support.

3. Individual support for specialist rape and sexual abuse support services.

4. UKAS accredited National Service Standards.

5. Accredited training programmes and workshops.

6. Trauma Informed Educator/Employer Quality Mark.

7. Regional Members Meetings to facilitate networking and sharing of best practice.

8. Specialist Forums to enable sector expertise and knowledge of current issues to be compiled and collated to inform national meetings.

9. Participation in a wide range of Government Department and national meetings and forums.

10. Representation at regional and national level for Member Agencies and survivors voice.

11. Supporting research projects.

12. Awareness raising.

 

Recent achievements:

  • Provided training for counsellors and support workers from Member Agencies to support working online during the Pandemic.
  • Developed UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited service standards for working safely and effectively online with template policies, guidance and psychoeducational resources.
  • Held 50 regional Members Meetings, including 8 meetings for our London Members.
  • Developed a London Members website detailing support available in London for survivors and professionals.
  • Held 70 specialist forums to support operational practice and governance for Member Agencies, including forums for Trustees, Chief Executives, Clinical Leads and agencies working with children and young people.
  • Developed a training and resource campaign (supported by NHS England London) to support trauma-informed care and improve access to healthcare for survivors, #CheckWithMeFirst.
More about The Survivors Trust

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Refreshed on: 04 December 2021
Closed date: 22 December 2021
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