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Trustee (Treasurer)

Employer
Quaker Social Action
Location
London (East), London (Greater)
Salary
unpaid (expenses only)
Closing date
8 Apr 2024

Job Details

We are looking for five (5) Trustees, including a Treasurer. Trustees are responsible for setting the strategic direction and for the financial oversight of QSA, ensuring we comply with relevant regulation and supporting the 40 paid staff of the charity to deliver our mission. 

For the Treasurer role, experience as a financial professional is essential, ideally with particular experience of the management of small charities which depend on grants and donations, many of which are restricted, to enable its activities in support of its beneficiaries.

The Treasurer has responsibility for the following: 

- Convenor of the finance & fundraising committee which looks at all finance issues in detail.

- Liaison and support the staff finance team providing a strategic overview and advice on managing the finances of QSA and with the preparation of appropriate papers for the council.

- To ensure, as far as possible, that all trustees have sufficient understanding of the important financial Issues to have confidence in making the necessary decisions on finance.

New trustees will be crucial to QSA's future as we expand our influencing and advocacy work, and continue providing services and support to the most vulnerable so that they can seek solutions to the issues affecting their lives.

We are looking for trustees who are:

1. Passionate about the aims of QSA and keen to contribute to our work

2. Empathic and understanding of the issues affecting people living in poverty, and keen to learn more

3. Keen to make a positive contribution to our commitment to increasing inclusion and diversifying our body of trustees, including giving voice to those with relevant lived experience

4. Willing to take on this responsibility and committed to learning more about charity governance

5. Able to commit the time needed to be a trustee and to take this responsibility seriously, for an initial term of three (3) years

 

In addition, for our treasurer we are looking for someone who:

6. Has a strong working knowledge of financial management of smaller organisations, and if this is not specifically charity finance, be willing to learn more

7. Can explain financial information for others who have less financial expertise

8. Is willing to convene our finance and fundraising committee

 

Company

Quaker Social Action is an independent charity founded by Quakers over 150 years ago. We take social action by providing practical solutions for people facing the multiple and varied impacts of poverty.

Please visit our website for more information about our services and advocacies.

 

Company info
Website
Telephone
020 8983 5030
Location
17 Old Ford Road
London
London
E2 9PJ
United Kingdom

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