Unpaid role, expenses paid
Job description

This is an exciting time to be joining our Board of Trustees. With the building of a new relationship with HIAS, a number of our current board - including Adam Rose, our Chair - are coming to the end of their terms, and the next five years have the potential to bring expansion for our organisation. We are presently putting a strategy together for the next two years and are thinking around horizons beyond that too. So, joining the organisation now as a Trustee would propel you immediately into critical strategic discussions.


HIAS+JCORE is the UK Jewish voice on refugees and racial justice. Our work is driven by the belief that the Jewish community should play an active part in building a society in which Refugees are able to live in dignity and where the UK is a welcoming place free from racism. 

HIAS+JCORE is embarking on its next stage as an organisation and are looking for new trustees to help lead this exciting opportunity. We aim to deepen awareness within the Jewish community, of the plight and experience of refugees and asylum seekers and the impact of racism and intolerance on their situation.  

Please download our Trustee Pack linked below for further information.


The day-to-day operations of HIAS+JCORE are conducted by staff and volunteers under the overall leadership of our Executive Director and the oversight of our Trustees.  Board meetings take place four times a year in London, with a mixture of online and in-person meetings. Trustees serve for a term of three years, which can be renewed to a maximum of six years.

Role Overview

As the Treasurer, you will be a key member of the Trustee Board, responsible for overseeing the financial affairs of HIAS+JCORE. You will help ensure the organization's financial stability, transparency, and compliance with financial regulations. This is a voluntary position that requires a strong commitment to our mission. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategic Development: to assist and advise on strategy, and to ensure that HIAS+JCORE has the resources to deliver on its strategy. 

  • Financial Management: Oversee and monitor the charity's financial operations, including budgeting, financial reporting, and ensuring proper financial controls are in place. 

  • Financial Planning: Collaborate with the board and senior management to develop annual budgets and financial plans that align with the charity's strategic objectives. 

  • Financial Reporting: Prepare and present regular financial reports to the board, highlighting key financial metrics, risks, and opportunities. 

  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with all financial regulations, Charity Commission requirements, and accounting standards relevant to charitable organizations in the UK. 

  • Audit and Risk Management: Coordinate the annual audit and accounts process, liaising with external auditors and accountants as necessary, and addressing any audit findings or recommendations. Manage financial risks and internal controls. 

  • Fundraising Support: Collaborate with professional team to provide financial oversight of fundraising activities, donor contributions, and grant management. 

  • Financial Policies: Review and update financial policies and procedures to ensure they remain effective and compliant with changing regulations. 

  • Trustee Board Contributions: Actively participate in board meetings, providing financial insights and guidance on strategic decisions. 


  • A strong commitment to HIAS+JCORE's mission and values, including a passion for refugee support and racial justice. 

  • Professional accounting qualification (e.g., ACA, ACCA, CIMA) or equivalent financial management experience. 

  • Demonstrated experience in financial management, budgeting, and financial reporting, preferably within the charitable sector. 

  • Knowledge of UK charity financial regulations and compliance requirements. 

  • Analytical mindset, attention to detail, and the ability to communicate financial information to non-financial stakeholders. 

  • Integrity, transparency, and ethical conduct in financial matters. 

We particularly encourage applications from those who may not typically see themselves on trustee boards: women, those who identify as LGBTQ+, those with disabilities, those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those who have experience of the asylum system.

More about HIAS+JCORE

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Posted on: 23 October 2023
Closed date: 23 November 2023 at 09:00
Tags: Finance, Trustees

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