Pain Concern is a charity working to support and inform people with pain and those who care for them, whether family, friends or healthcare professionals.
All pain is unpleasant, but for the 7.8 million people in the UK living with long-term pain it is a part of everyday life. It diminishes quality of life more than any other condition, leading often to loss of work, depression and disability. Anyone at any age can develop persistent pain and you will very probably know somebody affected.
Although there is usually no cure, people who receive the appropriate treatment, information and support can manage their condition effectively with life-changing results. Pain Concern works to improve the lives of people in pain by:
1. Producing information on pain using a variety of media platforms, including a radio show, magazine, website and leaflets
2. Providing support to people with pain and those who care for them through our helpline, forum and community Pain Education Sessions
3. Raising awareness about pain and campaigning to improve the provision of pain management services
Purpose of Volunteer Role
The treasurer acts as a trustee of the charity, with additional responsibilities for overseeing the charities funds. Day to day bookkeeping is carried out in the office by the charity’s accounts clerks, using a Sage accounting package.
- To monitor the financial administration of the charity and report to the board of trustees at regular (monthly) intervals.
- Overseeing the preparation of the accounts and annual financial statements.
- Leading the board in its duty to ensure that the financial accounts are kept in line with regulatory requirements and reports are filed with OSCR and Companies House.
- Leading in the development and implementation of charity’s reserves policies.
- Overseeing the financial controls and adherence to systems.
- Acting as a counter signatory on cheques and online payments.
- Board‐level liaison with the external scrutiniser of the accounts.
- To the board
- Works closely with the Chair.
Skills and Personal Qualities
- Accountancy qualification.
- Experience in accountancy role is essential
- Business studies
Availability and location
A minimum commitment of 6 months, is desired
The work can be carried out from home. The charity uses Office 365, email and telephone conferencing, making trustee meetings easy and allowing regular communication with the Chair, office staff and accounts clerks.
Support, supervision and training
The charity subscribes to Sage Helpline and Online Support.
For more information
Visit our website to find out more about what we do, including our Airing Pain radio programme, Pain Matters magazine, Pain Concern helpline, community Pain Education Sessions and our research and campaigning work.
Pain Concern, Registered charity no SC023559, Company No: SC546994