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Royal Life Saving Society
Worcester / Hybrid
Closing date
22 Oct 2022

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Job Title: Treasurer

Salary: Unremunerated

Location: Worcester / Hybrid

We are working in partnership with The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), the charity that enhances communities, so everyone can enjoy being in, on and around water, safely.

RLSS UK has a proud history of helping to save the number of lives lost to drowning, which still stands at an average of 312 lives lost to accidental drownings in the UK and Ireland, each year. Their mission is to be the leader in lifesaving and lifeguarding in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Sharing, their expertise and knowledge with as many people as possible, giving everyone the potential to save lives and enjoy water, safely.

The charity has used their extensive, world-leading knowledge of water safety and training to develop a comprehensive range of vocational qualifications and a series of awards and education programmes, which all have the ultimate aim of preventing drowning and stopping unnecessary loss of life. Their portfolio includes the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) - the premier lifeguard training programme.

They are now seeking a new Treasurer, with a track record in financial leadership and a passion for, and interest in, the charitable and commercial work of RLSS UK. In addition to the general duties of a Trustee, the Treasurer will be responsible for maintaining an overview of RLSS UK’s financial activities, ensuring, with the Chief Executive Officer and Finance Director, that the organisation remains sustainable and that resources are used effectively to achieve its aims. The Treasurer will also need to ensure that RLSS UK maintains the highest level of financial governance and reporting.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:

  • Post-qualification membership of an IFAC recognised professional accountancy body
  • Experience as a Finance Director, Deputy FD, or Head of Finance in an organisation with a turnover of at least £10million/pa
  • To be familiar with or willingness to undertake to understand the various Charity Commission guidance on financial matters
  • To be familiar with or willingness to undertake learning around Charity SORP Experience of directing investment funds and investment policies
  • Previous experience as a Trustee of a charity/non-profit organisation would be advantageous or a strong understanding and acceptance of the legal duties and responsibilities of a Trusteeship

We are seeking an individual with strategic vision, good and independent judgement, and commercial acumen. The ability to think creatively and work effectively as a member of a team and to take decisions for the good of RLSS UK will be essential. Trustees serve for an initial term of 3 years and will have the opportunity to be re-appointed for a second and final term (maximum of 9 years). The Treasurer is expected to attend all Board meetings (4-6 per year), held 50% in-person and 50% virtual; in-person meetings are held on Saturdays in Worcester, as well as Finance Committee meetings (4 per year) and all are virtual.

For more information, please contact Katherine Anderson-Scott, Senior Consultant, Charisma Charity Recruitment, or 01962 813300. Your application should be submitted through the Charisma website and include your CV and supporting statement.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or other category protected by law.

Closing date: 9th November

Interviews: 23rd November

Applications are being reviewed throughout the process. Charisma interviews will need to be completed by close of play on 13th November in preparation for shortlisting on 14th November.


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