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B12 9LX, Birmingham
Unpaid Voluntary Role
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Charity and not for profit
Salary band
Part Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home

We are looking for an exceptional person to take on the role of Treasurer of the Board of trustees. We are a growing charity, empowering the survivors of modern slavery, helping them achieve new ways of rebuilding their lives post-exploitation.

What will you be doing?

We are a small but highly impactful charity operating across the West Midlands, formed to respond to the issues of modern slavery through the long-term support of adult survivors.

Working alongside the Chair and existing Board as well the Senior Leadership team to maintain effective governance of the organisation's affairs. To ensure financial viability as well as undertaking that proper processes and procedures exist for assuring all financial records, delegations and decisions are maintained.

What are we looking for?

In addition to the qualities needed by all trustees, the Treasurer should also possess the following:

  • Be a qualified Accountant with demonstrable experience of the not for-profit sector and/or someone who has experience of charity finance and accounts and pension schemes.
  • Financial experience and business planning skills.
  • Skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences.
  • A willingness to be available to give financial advice and answer enquiries from any staff or volunteers on an ad hoc basis.
  • Be committed to the purpose, objects and values of the organisation.
  • Be committed to understanding modern slavery and its impact on victims and survivors in a trauma-informed way.
  • Be constructive about other trustees’ opinions in discussions (and in response to staff members’ contributions at meetings).
  • Be able to act reasonably and responsibly when undertaking such duties and performing tasks.
  • Be able to maintain confidentiality on sensitive and confidential information.
  • Understand the importance and purpose of meetings and be committed to preparing for them adequately and attending them regularly: Board meetings occur a minimum of 4 times per year. Specific sub-groups may be set up going forward, which trustees may be asked to attend where relevant and appropriate. Be able to analyse information and, when necessary, challenge constructively.
  • Be able to make collective decisions and stand by them.
  • Sensitivity towards people of all Christian traditions, those of other faiths, and those of no faith.

What difference will you make?

Adavu’s Board of Trustees oversee the ongoing work and development of the charity and it's work and are made up of representatives from a range of agencies who bring expertise and local knowledge.

You will be aiding an innovative and pioneering charity in it's work supporting male and female victims of modern slavery, empowering them to integrate into their communities, advocating justice; building partnerships and raising awareness.

Before you apply

The TrusteeWorks Team at Reach are supporting Adavu with their trustee recruitment.

Applications should be made via TrusteeWorks. Please send your CV and cover letter explaining why you are interested in the role as well as the skills and experience you will bring to the Board.

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