Trustee (Treasurer)

Organisation
Breck Foundation
Location
United Kingdom (GB)
Salary
Unpaid
Posted
18 May 2022
Closes
18 Jun 2022
Where will they be working?
From home
Salary band
Unremunerated
Contract type
Volunteer
Hours
Part Time

At Breck Foundation we are at the forefront of efforts to safeguard vulnerable tech and internet users. Our priority is children and young people’s digital resilience & online safety. As our Treasurer, you will help strengthen our financial resilience.

We inform, educate and campaign to help young people and the wider UK public reclaim the internet from those who seek to harm others through it.

Our charity was Founded in 2014 by Lorin LaFave in memory of her son, Breck Bednar, a 14-year-old boy, who was groomed and then murdered by someone he met online. The organization has since been committed to producing generations of internet savvy online tech users by working with policy makers, tech companies and the wider public to put young people’s online safety first, and by working together with young people themselves to co-produce and co-deliver innovative programmes. Our educational programmes reach thousands of students, parents and safeguarding professionals each year.

 

The Role

With the online world becoming ever more ubiquitous and several national and global factors combining to create a more challenging financial environment for charities, the work of our organisation has never been more important than now. Not only is it imperative that we are able to stay on track financially and be viable, but we must also develop financial resilience and pursue financial sustainability if we are to rise to the challenges of keeping children and young people safe online. 

This is a vital role and, as our Treasurer, you will have a real opportunity to offer your unique skill set to help our charity continue to generate vital impact for children and young people for a very long time.

Our Board meetings are held virtually and so you can apply no matter where you are in the United Kingdom.

 

Experience/Skills/Knowledge

As our new Treasurer Trustee, you will have the following:

  • Experience or a strong knowledge of current fundraising and finance practices relevant to voluntary and community organisations
  • A strong financial analysis skill
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management – preferably as relates to charity finances
  • Interest in Breck Foundation’s area of work
  • Availability to participate in Board meetings (quarterly), Finance Sub-committee meetings (quarterly between Board meetings)

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight to all financial matters relating to Breck Foundation, including to chair the Finance Sub-committee and provide verbal and/or written report to the wider Board and on an annual basis to members and supporters of Breck Foundation, on the financial health of the Charity Regularly (balance sheet, cash flow, fundraising performance etc).
  • Provide first line of oversight over the annual setting of budgets and in determining and agreeing the financial implications of new plans.
  • Review monthly management accounts and advise on their implications and any necessary actions.
  • Interpret and apply legal and constitutional requirements relevant to charities’ financial management, holding relevant staff accountable.
  • Provide ad hoc advice and support to relevant staff of Breck Foundation on financial matters and processes.
  • Support the development and delivery of a fundraising strategy.
  • Lead on the appointment of auditors/ independent examiners and monitor the end-to-end process of producing the annual charity financial audit/independent examination of accounts.

 

General Responsibilities of Breck Foundation Trustees

  • Ensure that the Charity complies with its governing document, charity law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
  • Ensure the financial stability of the Charity.
  • Ensure the Organization applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects.

 

Diversity and Inclusion:

We embrace, respect and value difference in people and believe that diversity increases the quality of our Board decisions. Therefore, we are fully committed to making our Board of Trustees diverse and encourage people from varied backgrounds to apply.

 

To Apply:

Please send us your CV and a brief introductory cover letter, to trustees@breckfoundation.org.

For more information on the work of Breck Foundation visit our website: www.breckfoundation.org.

We look forward to receiving your application!

 

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