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Volunteer Treasurer for national charity supporting independent local pregnancy centres

Pregnancy Centres Network


Posted over 30 days ago...

Do you have business/accounting experience and the ability to communicate financial data clearly, alongside understanding the role of independent pregnancy centres to offer professional standards of non-directive counselling support? 


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Winchester, SO23 8DX

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

PCN is a Foundation Charitable Incorporated Organisation whose members are the trustees. Six trustees oversee six part-time staff members and five occasional workers.  We are practising Christians, united in our passion to see 150 pregnancy centres open and thriving across the UK so that no woman or partner has to face unplanned pregnancy or pregnancy loss alone. We value diversity and are looking to maintain a Board which comprises members of differing age, gender, cultural background, and experience of the issues faced by centres, their staff, and their clients. Over the next five years we will be working towards five objectives, to ensure that we will be there for centres for many more years to come.  

Grow our current support for existing centres: Further develop infrastructure to support future network growth: Create regular points of contact with centres.  Research and implement a new data collection system to gather relevant and timely information from centres in an efficient way.  Develop regional networks through employing a Centre Relationships Manager to oversee a team of regional leaders across the UK. Develop a ‘framework of excellence’ for centres.    Generate greater financial stability: Consistent use of the fundraising strategy we have developed for the next five years.  An increase in our regular donors year on year (both individuals and the centres we support).  Increase the variety of ways in which we fundraise.     Continue to develop and deliver core training courses:    Open new centres: Create a speaker/ambassador team to deliver talks to raise awareness in churches and at events.  Create a ‘Setting up a Centre’ process, along with regular checkpoints for new centres in the process of opening, and networks of ‘buddying’ system for new centres for the first 2 years they are open.    


What are we looking for?


The Treasurer will take the lead at Board level on:  making sure the charity keeps proper accounts, including oversight and guidance for the Bookkeeper  reviewing the charity’s financial performance  drawing up or reviewing policies for finance and investment  ensuring that the charity has robust and effective financial controls in place  liaising with finance staff at and with the charity’s independent examiner or auditor  reporting on financial matters to fellow board members 


Business/accounting experience   Ability to communicate financial data clearly to those without business/accounting skills. Attendance at monthly Finance Subcommittee meetings   Agreement with PCN statement of faith   Agreement with PCN vision and ethos   Availability for meetings, and ability to attend at least 4 main trustee meetings per year 

(Regular meetings take place on Zoom on Saturday mornings four to six times a year. In addition, staff and trustees meet together for an annual vision day.) 

Ability to communicate with others in a variety of media ways, such as WhatsApp, e-mail. etc   Willingness to serve on 1 or more sub-committees  Ability to work in a team  Recognition of the importance of Diversity and Inclusion  


Charitable Trustee experience   Centre experience   HR experience   Strategic perspective   Leadership experience  Strong Church network   Attendance at the annual PCN conference  

What difference will you make?

As Treasurer you will play a vital part in developing practices and policies which will ensure longevity of Pregnancy Centres Network following a period of rapid growth. You will consolidate and grow a service which uniquely offers professional standards of non-directive counselling support for women and their partners when facing uplanned pregnancy or pregnancy loss in a neutral environment which is independent of abortion providers. "Very easy to talk to, giving no personal judgement but a friendly and helpful response. Making me see the clearer picture. Thank you." Sophie*, a client   “I work within the perinatal mental health team and also in the maternal mental health team. The centre is a service I will regularly refer women to as I know they will be offered a high standard of care, be treated with kindness and offered timely interventions. The staff at the centre are easy to contact and have case discussions with to clarify pathways. It is a fabulous service and our town and the surrounding area are very lucky to have such a valuable resource available to offer women and families who are in need of such specialist care.” (Mental Health Nurse)    


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