Honorary Treasurer (trustee position) – British Institute of Radiology (BIR)
We are a charity and professional society providing support, information, and education to front line healthcare professionals. As the membership organisation for everyone working in imaging, radiation oncology and the underlying sciences, our mission is to help improve medicine, health and patient care through the science and practice of imaging and radiation oncology.
We are looking for an Honorary Treasurer to join our board of trustees (Council).
- The ideal candidate will be a finance professional with experience of the overall management of a finance department, including management and financial reporting, as well as strategic decision making.
- You will have excellent analytical skills
- The ability to understand the bigger picture, a collaborative and supportive approach
- Excellent listening skills, a constructive attitude
- The ability to problem solve as part of a team.
About the role
This is a supervisory and governance role. Along with your fellow trustees, and as chair of the Finance & Investment Committee, you will help set the vision and strategic direction for the organisation, take part in the big strategic decisions, and monitor key risks. It is not a hands-on role, and you will be supported by the Head of Finance & Operations, CEO, and an expert and experienced management team who perform the operational functions of the Institute.
The commitment is for a three-year term, starting from 1 October 2022. It involves attending four Council meetings per year in London, and three Finance, Investment & Audit Committee meetings (these are often on the same day as Council meetings), and the Annual General Meeting which is online. There are also occasional events such as strategy days or social events, occasional correspondence by email, and you may be consulted on important matters of strategy, risk, or financial good practice by the Head of Finance or CEO.
It is an exciting time for the Institute. Over the past five years we have turned around our financial position and achieved operating surpluses for the past three years, driven by income growth and good financial stewardship. We have achieved record membership levels, conference delegates and journal readership and are now pursuing a strategy of accelerated growth, backed by very healthy reserves and an enthusiastic and experienced board and management team.
This is a voluntary post and is therefore unremunerated. Travel and subsistence expenses will be paid in line with the Institute’s T&S policy.