INASP (International Network for Advancing Science and Policy)
United Kingdom (GB)
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Closing date
9 Dec 2022

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General Trustee Responsibilities  

The Board are collectively responsible for ensuring that the charity is carrying out the purposes for which it is set up, complying with the governing document and the law, utilising its resources responsibly, and meeting statutory accounting and reporting requirements. 

Treasurer role

The purpose of the Treasurer is to monitor the financial administration of the charity and report to the board of trustees at regular intervals on its state of financial health, in line with best practice, and in compliance with the governing document and legal requirements.

The Treasurer role will require approximately 6-9 days per annum, including three Board meetings two of which are usually virtual, and occasional virtual meetings with the Executive Director, Director of Finance, and Auditor. In addition, the Treasurer will chair the Finance and Audit Sub-Committee which reports to the main Board. The sub-committee meets annually in March to review the Annual Audit and Auditors’ Report, and occasionally as necessary at other times of the year. The Treasurer reports to the Chair of the Board of Trustees. The role is unremunerated, but reasonable expenses to undertake the role will be covered. All Board members serve a three-year term but can be re-appointed for one additional three-year term.

Person specification

Candidates should have:

  • A recognised finance qualification and/or be a member of a recognised accounting body.
  • A strong and visible passion and commitment to INASP, its strategic objectives and cause.
  • Strong inter-personal and relationship building abilities, tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively.
  • Deep understanding of charity financial reporting and governance, and business management processes and UK charity finance audit and legal requirements
  • Ability to commit time to conduct the role well, including travel and attending events out of normal office hours.
  • Paid or unpaid experience in a senior finance role with responsibility for budgeting, financial management, tax and contractual compliance level within a relevant sector and organisation.
  • Experience as a Trustee of a charity/non-profit organisation and/or providing financial and legal advice to boards or senior leadership in a relevant organisation.
  • Strong strategic vision, good and independent judgement, and commercial acumen.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the international development space, particularly in ‘knowledge for development

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