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Treasurer & Trustee

home based, with occasional meetings in UK locations
Voluntary (reasonable expenses paid)
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Treasurer, L'Arche in the UK


L’Arche is a worldwide federation of people with and without learning disabilities, working together for a world where all belong. We believe in the transforming impact of genuinely mutual relationships between people with and without disabilities. We are looking for a new Treasurer and Trustee with professional financial experience to support L’Arche in an ongoing financial transformation project.


Treasurer’s responsibilities:

  • Providing financial accountability and supporting the Finance Director.
  • Helping other trustees to carry out their financial responsibilities by presenting reports in an accessible way.
  • Signing the accounts and receiving the audit report.
  • Presenting the accounts to the AGM.
  • Chairing the Finance Sub-Committee, which leads the Board on financial accountability and strategy.

Jointly with other trustees:

  • Ensure that L’Arche in the UK has a clear vision, mission, and strategy and is focused on achieving them.
  • Be responsible for the performance of the Charity and its corporate behaviour.
  • Ensure the L’Arche UK Charity complies with all legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Be a guardian of the Charity’s assets, both tangible and intangible, taking all due care over their security and proper use.
  • Ensure the charity fulfils its purpose and aims.
  • Use your specific skills, knowledge, and professional and lived experience in support of L’Arche.
  • Inform yourself of the key responsibilities, expectations, and best practice for Charity Trustees as set out by the Charity Commission and others, and stay up to date with best practice in the sector.

Time Commitment

The Board typically meets five times a year, including the AGM. Some of the meetings are on video call, and others in person. Routine meetings are on a weekday afternoon, interspersed with full day sessions for strategy, and for meeting the L’Arche National Speaking Council (made up of members with learning disabilities). The Treasurer also chairs the Finance Sub-Committee which meets online for two hours four or five times a year. Board members are asked to cultivate some contact with L’Arche community life, and to find ways to build relationships in one or more of our local L’Arche Communities.

A full role description and person specification can be found in the Recruitment Pack.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 2 June

To apply, please answer the questions on our online application form

Please also read our privacy notice for applicants.


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10 Briggate
BD20 9JT
United Kingdom

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