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Volunteer Treasurer

The Salmon Youth Centre


Posted over 30 days ago...

Are you passionate about supporting disadvantaged young people? We are looking for an enthusiastic person who understands finance to support us in our mission to inspire young people to reach their potential. 


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London, SE164TE

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

We are looking for someone to volunteer as The Salmon Youth Centre Treasurer. The Treasurer’s role is one of oversight of and collaboration with the in-house finance team. The Treasurer will work closely with the Finance Director to produce regular management information and cash-flow forecasting whereby we can monitor costs and plan for future fund-raising. To work with the Financial Director and auditors to produce the annual audited accounts. To use existing and new contacts to expand the fundraising base. The Board meets 6 times a year and the Finance Committee anything from 3 to 6 times a year. About Salmon The Salmon Youth Centre has been in Bermondsey for over 100 years, fostering meaningful long-term relationships with young people. These relationships are the cornerstone of our mission, enabling us to provide essential support to young people. The premises were completely rebuilt between 2005-2010 and it became the largest youth centre in the country (at the time). Organisationally, we are a registered charitable company. Company No.958986. Charity No. 278979 The annual turnover is between £800k and £900k . There is a staff team of 6 full time, 5 part time and a consultant Financial Director. The main sources of income are: grants from Trusts & Foundations; donations from individual supporters and churches; lettings & hirings; local authority contracts; sponsorships.   The main expenditure is on staff – there are significant maintenance responsibilities with the building Our new auditors are Jacob Cavenagh & Skeet.

What are we looking for?

This the current role description:

To contribute to the decisions of the Board of Trustees, drawing on financial skills and experiences and sharing responsibility for those decisions To work with the Director and Finance Director to agree the key assumptions underpinning the annual budget and to ensure that the subsequent budget is prepared in accordance with these instructions To monitor and report SYC’s financial performance and health in accordance with accepted standards of best practice and propriety. To advise the Board of Trustees on the identification and management of significant financial and other material risks. To keep under review SYC’s systems of internal control To act as Chair of the Finance Committee. To liaise with the auditors as required and be available for consultation with them on behalf of the Board of Trustees To take responsibility for the response to the auditor’s Management Letter in consultation with the Finance Director To be advised by the Director of any fraud or serious breach of Standing Orders where SYC’s finances or other assets have been put at risk. To be available for consultation with the Director and/or Finance Director from time to time. To consult the Director and Finance Director on proposed changes to the Financial Standing Orders and internal controls. To provide advice to staff, when consulted, on financial and other aspects of fundraising proposals and grant claims. To respect confidentiality of information and proceedings of the Board of Trustees and to be particularly mindful of potential conflicts of interest. To register relevant outside interests and always act with integrity.

What difference will you make?

The role of Treasurer is so important to us - not only do we need someone to keep us on track financially and keep us viable, but as a member of the board we are looking for someone to help us secure a sustainable future for our organisation. As part of our board you will help us achieve our purpose to: • Improve young people’s physical and mental health and wellbeing by encouraging healthy diets and active lifestyles; • Prepare young people for further education and work by improving their educational attainment, providing access to training and supporting their transition into further education or employment; • Involve young people in community engagement by encouraging volunteering and by boosting their political and spiritual awareness, so increasing their ability to relate to others.


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