About Rekindle Home
Rekindle was started in Newtown, Powys in 1997 by a group of people who had all experienced mental health problems within their own families. The aim was to give relief to those suffering from mental illness with therapy and targeted activities.
We help young people aged 16 to 25 throughout the area. Rekindle is all about recovery, the recovery of mental health, the recovery of opportunity and the recovery of a fulfilled life.
What will you be doing?
As well as fulfilling the duties of a Trustee, the Treasurer maintains an overview of the organisations financial affairs. The Treasurer ensures that effective and appropriate financial measures, controls and procedures are put in place and reports to the Board at regular intervals about the financial health of the organisation. The Treasurer will oversee and lead on our plans to set up a robust system for forecasting with a view to diversifying income.
What are we looking for?
- Practising senior finance professional (i.e. Accountant, Finance Manager, Finance Director). Highly numerate and financially aware. Ability to communicate and explain financial information to members of the Board. Experience of business planning. Willingness and ability to understand and accept their responsibilities and liabilities as trustees and to act in the best interests of the organisation. Ability to think creatively and strategically, exercise good, independent judgement and work effectively as a board member. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. A strong personal commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity,
accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. Enthusiasm for our vision: the full recovery of mental health through early intervention,
by listening and talking and by action.
You do not need previous governance experience to join the board. We will provide an induction an ongoing support. Rekindle are happy to have informal discussions about the role and warmly welcome candidates to visit us or observe a board meeting if they wish.
What difference will you make?
Rekindle Home is a small charity with a big impact. The service we offer is unique and in high demand. It is an exciting time to join the board as we have recently formulated a 5 year plan and our new Trustees will have the opportunity to use their area of expertise to strategise this. Joining Rekindle’s board at this crucial time will give you the opportunity to play a huge role in shaping the future of the charity.
Either in or out of office hours. Estimate of time needed: 1-3 hours / week. The time commitment for this role is estimated to be 1-2 days a month (12 hours). For more details, please see the candidate pack.
How to apply
Reach Volunteering's TrusteeWorks team are supporting ReKindle with their board recruitment.
Please send a CV/ LinkedIn profile or similar and a supporting statement. You will then be invited to have an informal chat with someone from the organisation.
ReKindle are very happy to speak with anyone who might be interested in the role and has any questions. Please get in touch. We are also very happy for prospective applicants to observe a board meeting if they wish.
Deadline: 19th September 2022.
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