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Treasurer

Employer
Plus Importance Project
Location
Bristol (GB)
Salary
Voluntary
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

Job Details

The Plus Importance Project is a newly registered charity that improves understanding and inclusion of people in the + of LGBT+, defined as “sexualities, gender identities and sex characteristics including, but not limited to, asexual, genderfluid, genderqueer, intersex, non-binary, pansexual and queer”.

Treasurer

As our Treasurer, you will keep track of the finances of the charity, ensure the organisation is financially sustainable and develop the charity’s operations and policies relating to finance. You will also share your expertise in this area with the other trustees to help them make informed decisions.

As a Trustee, you will also ensure the charity delivers on its vision and keeps to its values. The Board of Trustees are both jointly and individually responsible for the governance and strategic direction of the charity, its financial health and its activities in accordance with our governing documents and legal and regulatory guidelines.

This role requires a time commitment averaging 2 hours per week, including attendance at Board of Trustee meetings (every 6 weeks, alternating online and in Bristol) and meetings with the Founder.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the charity complies with its governing document, charity law and other relevant legislation and regulations
  • Ensuring the charity is financially sustainable in both the short-term and long-term and does not spend money on activities that are not part of its charitable objects
  • Contributing to the strategic direction of the charity, setting overall policy, defining targets and evaluating performance
  • Safeguarding the good name and values of the charity and managing risks
  • Approving and processing financial transactions
  • Making sure the charity keeps proper accounts
  • Ensuring the charity has robust and effective financial controls
  • Reviewing the charity’s financial performance and reporting on financial matters when required
  • Supporting income generation such as grant applications
  • Supporting the wider work of the Plus Importance Project

Person Specification:

Essential:

  • Experience and knowledge of finance/accounting
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to scrutinise financial budgets and processes
  • Passion for the work of the charity
  • Personal or professional interest in the work of the Plus Importance Project
  • Able to offer at least 2 hours per week

Preferable:

  • Experience of being a charity trustee or a similar role overseeing the management and administration of an organisation
  • Experience and knowledge of charity finance and fundraising
  • Ability to help the charity grow financially

We particularly welcome applications from people that have lived experience that is currently underrepresented on our Board of Trustees, such as people who are Black, Asian, intersex or aromantic.

To Apply:

To apply for this role, please email our Founder Matt Humberstone (he/him) on matt.humberstone@plusimportance.org.uk by 9am on Friday 7th June with a CV and cover letter detailing your interest and suitability for the role.

Company

The Plus Importance Project is a newly registered charity that improves understanding and inclusion of people in the + of LGBT+, defined as “sexualities, gender identities and sex characteristics including, but not limited to, asexual, genderfluid, genderqueer, intersex, non-binary, pansexual and queer”.

As the UK’s first registered charity with a focus on the + of LGBT+, we aim to create a world where those who identify fully or partly in the + of LGBT+ experience equal rights, respect and representation.

We do this by:

1) Training and supporting organisations
We work with organisations to help them be more + inclusive. This includes:

  • running training sessions
  • providing a review service that identifies areas for improvement in an organisation’s policies, forms, web content etc.
  • creating a culture strategy with their leadership team to embed change and inclusion efforts long-term
  • providing an update service to keep organisations we have worked with updated on changes to our best practice guidance

2) Improving public awareness of identities in the +

This includes social media, appearances at events, media appearances/interactions and responding to public consultations.

3) Undertaking research

This includes conducting, collating and commissioning research on different identities and the experiences of people in the + of LGBT+.

Company info
Website
Telephone
07805 774182
Location
57 North Contemporis
20 Merchants Road
Bristol
Bristol
BS8 4HH
United Kingdom

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