Strength & Stem is a small charity that exists to prepare women who have survived human trafficking and modern slavery for meaningful employment, using floristry as the tool. We believe that floristry can be used as a practical tool to help survivors to build a future for themselves, as well as a therapeutic tool in healing from trauma. Every year, we run two holistic employability and skills training programmes for a cohort of ten survivors each. Over six months, each cohort undertakes vocational floristry training, supplementary skills training, mentorship, and work experience.
The skills and experiences survivors gain through our programmes create a lasting difference for them and their families through economic independence, strengthened wellbeing and increased community. Ultimately, our programmes help survivors to regain dignity and hope, and to move into a life of full independence and freedom.
We are looking for a Treasurer to ensure that the charity’s finances and the supporting financial control systems are kept in good order. The Treasurer will help to maintain an overview of the charity’s affairs, ensuring its financial viability and that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. The Treasurer will be willing to support the Chair on a more hands-on basis as the charity grows and strengthens.
This is an exciting opportunity for experienced or first time Board members to shape the direction of a small, ambitious charity, continually ensuring that all activities are survivor-centred and have an impact positively disproportionate to the organisation’s age and stage of development.