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Charity Treasurer and Trustee

St Luke's Advice Service
Brighton, East Sussex (GB)
This is a voluntary position and receives no salary
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

Job Details

For over 21 years, we've been dedicated to providing practical support and advice to some of the most vulnerable individuals in Brighton and Hove. Our small team of paid staff and volunteers offers compassionate assistance to help individuals overcome financial hardship through budget management and debt advice, and to access essential welfare benefits. Last year alone, we assisted over 800 people, making a real difference in their lives. We are highly regarded in the City and work in partnership with other organisations with a shared agenda.  

Why join us?

As a values-based organisation, our trustees play a critical role in shaping the future of our charity. We're looking for a trustee who can bring energy, enthusiasm, and financial acumen to our Board. You don't need previous trustee experience - if you have the motivation, transferable skills, and time to commit, we'll provide effective induction and training to support you in this meaningful role.

Whether you're looking to gain leadership experience, apply your skills to a new sector, or give back to the community, we welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds, with financial skills, who share our commitment to making a positive impact.

What we're looking for:

We're looking for a trustee who, along with their trustee duties, will actively oversee the finances for the Service, from operational, strategic and governance perspectives. As our charity treasurer you will enable the trustees to maintain effective governance of the organisation’s affairs, ensuring its financial viability and ensuring that proper processes and procedures exist for assuring all financial records, decisions and delegations are maintained. You’ll advise the Board on their financial responsibilities, produce financial strategies and plans,  and liaise with professional advisors, such as auditors.

As we are a small charity the role will include some hands-on responsibilities. This can be quite flexible as the appointee is likely to oversee the transition to of operational bookkeeping and banking to the operational staff enabling the Treasurer to ensure the integrity of financial management. As a consequence you will support our Service Delivery Manager on the financial duties such as payroll, supplier payment and find raising administration. Critical to the Board is financial reporting so that non-financial co trustees can discharge financial responsibilities and monitor the monetary aspects of annual and three year strategic plans. 

We are looking for people willing to bring energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the role, and who will broaden the diversity of thinking on our board.

Key responsibilities as SLAS Treasurer:

  • Provide leadership, as part of the trustee team, on SLAS's purpose, vision, and core activities, with particular regard to ensuring that the charity has the resources to deliver the strategy.
  • Ensure that the Board is aware of its financial duties and responsibilities and the need to comply with all legislation.
  • Produce the finance strategy and plans for the Board’s approval and oversee financial plans and budgets.
  • Ensure that the Board receives appropriate budgetary and financial information on the activities of the charity including Annual Accounts
  • Ensure that all accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies
  • Recommend to the Board appropriate accounting procedures, controls and policies consistent with the scheme of delegation, reviewing the latter on a regular basis.
  • Contribute to the leadership of the charity as a trustee. 



Company info
01273 549203
St Luke's Advice Service
North Street
East Sussex
United Kingdom

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