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Volunteer Treasurer Trustee - Rochdale Foodbank

Rochdale Foodbank


Posted over 30 days ago...

A fantastic opportunity to use your skills to make a real difference to people living in hardship whilst shaping the future of Rochdale Foodbank. We are looking for a trustee to join our board and lead on Finance.


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Rochdale, OL16 1BA

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Overall responsibility:

Leading on the financial affairs of the Foodbank; ensuring that they are conducted within the required legal, accounting and good practice conventions; To work in partnership with the Chair and Trustees to ensure the financial viability and development of the Foodbank. 

  Key tasks are to ensure that the Trustees:

Fulfil their financial responsibilities; Have proper systems for budgeting, financial control, insurances, and reporting; Are informed by written report, at least on a quarterly basis; ensuring they have a clear picture of the financial health of the food bank; Develop a long-term strategy for the Foodbank with clear objectives, monitored and flexible Have reports in proper format, comprehensible and discussed properly at Trustee meetings including the AGM; Provide Annual Reports as required by the Charity Commission after proper independent examination.

  Other responsibilities - include working with Trustees to support appropriate:

Financial plans for future budget allocations; looking after contractual agreements with external partners awarding money for core costs; Procedures to comply with current legislation and good practice; including employment, health and safety, equal opportunities, safeguarding, GDPR compliance/data protection;  Promotion of the Foodbank to a wider audience of potential funders and beneficiaries; promote the Foodbank within the wider community; To act  with reasonable care and skill, giving time, thought and energy to your role.

  A full Trustee induction is in place to support a prospective candidate within their role, as well as access to local voluntary Trustee training through Action Together or the Trussell Trust. 

What are we looking for?

Our ideal candidate would:

have a knowledge and understanding of the work of the Foodbank; be respectful of the values the Foodbank was founded upon; be enthusiastic about and involved with the operation; have previous experience and/or demonstrated ability in financial accounting and reporting procedures; communicating financial information to those who may have little financial background; and keeping all financial records up to date (book-keeping).

What difference will you make?

By leading on the financial matters for the Foodbank, you are part of providing an important support responsibility in your local community; ensuring a dignified experience to our clients and all who come into contact with Rochdale Foodbank. In volunteering you will be using your existing skills to make a difference; you will meet people who share your passion to eradicate poverty in the local community and you will make a real difference to the running of the Foodbank.


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