Herts Disability Sports Foundation (HDSF) is looking for a Treasurer Trustee. This is a three-year term with the potential for a second three-year term. The total expected time commitment is 1 to 2 hours per week on average.
About Herts Disability Sports Foundation
HDSF is a charity that works across Hertfordshire. We support adults and children with disabilities to participate in recreational sporting activities and work with a diverse range of partners providing a variety of sports/physical activities. This includes delivery through Day Services, delivering training sessions, providing cycling opportunities for young people and adults across Hertfordshire and running holiday activities for children with physical or learning disabilities and their siblings – a real family day out!
In total we support around 150 people each week from several locations across Hertfordshire.
More information on our work: www.HDSF.co.uk
Expectations for the role
The Treasurer will have specific responsibility for:
- Monitoring the financial health of HDSF and reporting to the Board on the strategic management of the charity’s financial resources,
- Providing the Board with recommendations to enable the charity to meet its strategic objectives (working closely with HDSF staff),
- Supporting the development of financial ‘best practice’ within the charity through the development and review of financial standards, policies and procedures.
All Trustees are required to fulfil the charity governance requirements as stipulated by the Charity Commission in their guidance document CC3 (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-cc3) . In addition to fulfilling regulatory requirements, all our Trustees support the charity in other ways to ensure the work with our beneficiaries is delivered to the highest possible standard, and is sustainable in the longer term. This involves:
- Quarterly board meetings (normally face to face, but flexible; 2 hours duration on an evening; including participation from the charity’s operations management)
- Additional shorter meetings between board meetings which are normally conducted via Zoom
- Attendance at an annual planning session normally ½ day duration, face-to-face
- Trustees should also expect to be involved in short-term projects that support the development of the charity
- Attending HDSF activities to see the charity in action
The Trustee Board welcome all applications from people with accounting experience and/or accounting qualifications and are particularly interested in receiving applications from those who have lived experience of disability and from those from sectors of our community which are often under- represented on charity boards. Previous experience of charity finance and of being a Trustee is desirable, but not essential.
Start date would be from January 2023.