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Volunteer Treasurer to drive financial sustainability for counselling charity

Sarah Agnes Foundation


Posted over 30 days ago...

Launched in 2014 in response to a lack of affordable counselling services, the Sarah Agnes Foundation (SAF) is on a mission to ensure that people living in poverty are given equal access to therapeutic support. 


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Northamptonshire, N1 9QZ

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

SAF is currently seeking to appoint a treasurer who will also act as a Trustee. In addition to the duties of a trustee, the treasurer has specific responsibilities to work closely with the chair to maintain an overview of SAF’s activities. The treasurer works to ensure that all activities remain sustainable and that SAF uses its resources to achieve its charitable aims. A crucial port of the role of treasurer is to ensure SAF maintains a high level of financial governance and financial reporting. The position of a trustee and treasurer is voluntary with a minimum term of three years and a maximum term of 9 years. Three board meetings (lasting 3 hours) are held each year plus an additional full day strategy meeting once a year. As the treasurer has additional responsibilities, we estimate the time commitment to be approximately 4 hours per month. There may be occasions were more, or less, is required.

What are we looking for?

Additional to the role of a trustee, the treasurer role includes the following specific responsibilities:

Overseeing, approving, and presenting budgets, accounts, and financial information to the board. Ensuring that the appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place and have appropriate financial policies, including a policy on reserves. Working with the chair and CEO to identify the financial management of the charity’s strategic aims. Ensuring that accounts are prepared in accordance with financial best practice and meet the requirements of the regulators, funders, and relevant statutory bodies. Being assured that the financial resources of SAF meet its present and future needs.

Skills required to be a SAF Treasurer

First and foremost, you must share the charity’s vision and values. You must have a recognised financial qualification and relevant financial experience, ideally with some experience in charity finance. An ability to provide clear and meaningful reports. You need to be passionate about SAF’s work and the impact is has on people’s lives. Strategic and critical thinking. Specific expertise such as finance, law, lived experience, funding, leadership, business development, or charity law and governance. Understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of a charity Trustee.

We are particularly interested, but not exclusively, in attracting candidates who live in London or Northamptonshire, and understand the communities we serve.

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 even more significantly, we are looking for someone to help us formulate our vision for the future.


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