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Volunteer Board of Trustees - Treasurer

The Shoebox Project for Women


Posted over 30 days ago...

We are a national registered charity whose mission is to uplift and empower women experiencing or at risk of homelessness through in-kind support, education and community participation. 


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London, W1W 5PF

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Since our charity was incorporated in 2019, we have been 100% volunteer-run. We are now active in London, Scotland and Wales and distribute gifts & essentials to more than 27 different shelters and community agencies serving women. This year, we are recruiting a brand new Board of Trustees to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization, and to take our charity to the next level by increasing and diversifying revenue, hiring one or more staff persons, and developing a 3-year strategic plan. Our Trustees are responsible for providing appropriate oversight, governance and leadership to the charity in the pursuit of its strategies to fulfill its charitable purposes. The Board will ensure adequate resources are in place to fulfill the charity’s mission, provide strategic leadership, ensure that the charity is complying with relevant legislation and policies, and monitor risk and accomplishment of goals. The Treasurer of the Board is a position that is crucial to our success and will be at the center of all we do. They will monitor the financial administration of the charity’s operations and report at regular intervals to the Board on the state of its financial health, in line with best practices, and in compliance with all governing documents and legal requirements. Trustees commit to work in close collaboration with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors of The Shoebox Project for Women in Canada. Due to the seasonal nature of our organization, trustees will see an increase in activity during the months of October through January. We are seeking absolute leaders that have a strong business and financial acumen and experience serving on a non-profit Board of Trustees.  We require candidates with a clear understanding, and acceptance, of the legal duties, liabilities and responsibilities of trustees in the UK. 

What are we looking for?

Financial Oversight:

Until staff is hired, the treasurer will be responsible for some day-to-day financial management, including remuneration for volunteers and banking. Attend Board meetings and provide financial updates. Collaborate with other Board members to make informed financial decisions. Monitor and review the financial health of the charity. Provide regular financial reports to the Board of Trustees.

Budgeting and Financial Planning:

Collaborate with the Board to develop and review the annual budget. Assist in financial planning and forecasting. Provide financial guidance to support the charity's strategic objectives.

Compliance and Risk Management:

Ensure compliance with financial regulations and reporting requirements. Identify and manage financial risks.

Cash Flow Management:

Monitor and manage the charity's cash flow. Make recommendations to improve cash flow efficiency.


Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) or equivalent financial qualification. Experience in financial management and accounting. Knowledge of charity finance regulations in the UK. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Commitment to the mission and values of The Shoebox Project for Women

Sufficient time and commitment to fulfill the role; around 15 hours per month of work, for a minimum two-year term

What difference will you make?

Our gift drives foster more compassionate and connected communities; our unique gifts inspire resilience & self-motivation; and through our partners, we support thousands of women facing poverty in communities across the UK.  You will have a real opportunity to offer your unique skill set to help the strategic progression of the charity. The Treasurer of Trustees is a key role in our small but growing organisation. Your leadership and trusted commitment will ensure we continue to provide and extend our range of much-needed support and services to our beneficiaries. 


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