Treasurer (Non Executive Member)

Location
London (City of), London (Greater)
Salary
Voluntary role
Posted
03 Jul 2019
Closes
02 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Volunteer
Hours
Part-time
Level of qualification
Qualified

We are looking for a Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees. If you are enthusiastic about making a positive difference to those with a neurological condition and willing to work as part of a small, dynamic team we would like to hear from you. The role involves oversight of the financial management and reporting of the charity, acting as Chair of the Investment Committee and reporting to the Board on a quarterly basis.

This is a voluntary role of Treasurer - non-executive member of the Board of Trustees.

Strategic leadership

  • To provide leadership to the organisation by determining the vision and strategic objectives
  • To question appropriately, but to share collective responsibility for decisions
  • To be well informed about our purpose, services and strategies, and our operating environment
  • To uphold and promote our values

External and internal relations

  • To challenge and support the CEO appropriately
  • To represent BRUK and speak on our behalf when asked to do so by the Chair
  • To develop and maintain good relationships with our key stakeholders

Responsibilities and duties 

  • To oversee the financial management and reporting of the charity, for which day-to-day responsibility for execution lies with the CEO supported by a Finance Manager. ‘Oversight’ means ensuring that the charity’s finances are managed effectively and its financial reporting is balanced, true and fair
  • Oversee the key financial management decisions and/or processes of BRUK, particularly ensuring that:
    • Budgetary control, including forecasting of results, is robust yet proportionate to the performance management needs of the charity
    • The charity manages its cash effectively
    • The charity has and follows reserves and investment policies relevant to the prudent execution of its strategy and plans
    • The investment manager’s performance is subject to appropriate scrutiny and challenge
    • The charity has an effective system of identifying, managing and reporting its risks to the Board
  • Oversee the external financial reporting, ensuring particularly that:
    • The charity’s external financial statements disclose its results and financial position truly and fairly
    • Liaison with auditors is effective
    • The Auditors’ recommendations for improvements in controls are acted on appropriately
  • Chair the Investment Committee (ICo)

Knowledge and experience

  • Significant experience in the following areas is essential for the role:
    • deploying the financial management skills required by the role
    • investment management
  • Successful experience of operating at senior level with a charitable, public sector or commercial organisation
  • Demonstrable experience of building and sustaining high-value relationships with stakeholders and colleagues tohelp achieve organisational change and objectives

Skills, personal style and behaviours

  • You will be enthusiastic and energetic and will readily understand that those with neurological conditions, and those who give their support to us, are at the heart of any and all of our actions
  • Commitment to the vision and mission of BRUK
  • An ability to work as part of a team as well as lead and drive, as appropriate
  • A positive and open attitude, with the ability to understand the challenges of a small, dynamic team positioned for charitable growth
  • A strategic thinker with vision, flair and enthusiasm
  • High levels of integrity
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • A willingness to engage personal networks as and when appropriate to further the work of the charity
  • Commitment to equality and diversity
  • Willingness and ability to devote the necessary time and effort
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship, supported by an appreciation of the respective roles of the Chair and Chief Executive

Support

  • BRUK will pay out of pocket expenses to cover reasonable and necessary travel costs incurred while acting on behalf
  • of the charity.
  • A suitable induction programme will be arranged.