Trustee with background in financial management
Carer Support Wiltshire are looking for a new Treasurer.
Carer Support Wiltshire is a charity that aims to ensure that all unpaid carers across Wiltshire are supported. A carer is someone who helps a friend or family member who could not manage alone. Carers' lives are frequently negatively impacted by their caring role.
What will you be doing?
The role of the Treasurer is to provide advice and assistance to the Board of Trustees, the Chair and the Chief Executive in all financial matters.
The trustee must have a good working knowledge of financial legislation relating to the running of a registered charity to fulfil both financial and governance duties, ensuring the charity operates on a sound and sustainable financial basis and in accordance with charity and companies legislation, and CSW’s financial policies.
You will have knowledge and understanding to maintain an oversight on the charity’s financial activities at a strategic level. You will be able to offer well-informed views, constructive challenge and a commitment to best practice in relation to finance matters and their application in the charity sector.
What are we looking for?
As Trustee, you will have a connection to Wiltshire or Dorset and experience or expertise of issues faced by carers.
This role relies on experience in a finance-related position, involving:
- Developing financial strategies Explaining financial matters to other Trustees Inputting on financial proposals Analysing and evaluating financial data and information Knowledge of the charity sector and charity SORP would be beneficial.
As with all other Trustees, the Treasurer should focus on CSW’s strategic purpose and the needs of its beneficiaries. The Treasurer should be fully committed to CSW’s mission, vision and objectives.
What difference will you make?
As a member of the Board of Trustees you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to carers lives through development and monitoring of the organisation’s finances and strategic goals and supporting the team and volunteers in the delivery of the services. Trustees will need to demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for the vision, mission and values of the organisation and work well as part of a committed team
The average time commitment of a Trustee is one day per month. This includes 5 full board meetings per year and subcommittees plus a Trustee awayday
Before you apply
To apply for any of our trustee roles, please submit your current CV, setting out relevant experience (addressing the expertise area where relevant), and a covering letter that answers the following questions:
- What motivated you to apply to become a trustee? What other experience or skills do you feel you could offer? Are there any areas of the organisation’s work you have a particular interest in and/or would like to become more involved in?