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Volunteer Volunteer Board Treasurer

Ayr Housing Aid Centre SCIO


Posted over 30 days ago...

Ayr Housing Aid Centre SCIO are looking for a Treasurer to joint our Board consisting of dedicated, committed people passionate about helping those in housing need


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Ayr, KA8 8AN

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

The Centre has been contracted with South Ayrshire Council for many years to provide Advice and Homeless Prevention Services.  Our current Contract cycle is 2021-25 and includes a Prison Housing Advice service for East and South Ayrshire Council. We also generate income to support our work through providing housing related training and fundraising.  The Centre’s Advice services are accredited under the Scottish National Standards and Housing Support service is regulated by the Care Inspectorate.    AHAC are looking to appoint a new Treasurer to join our volunteer Board. The Treasurer is responsible for overseeing financial processes and obligations including ensuring the organisation remains compliant with meeting its legal and constitutional requirements through robust financial policies, procedures and processes.  You will be supported by the Chairperson, Vice-Chair and liaise regularly with key management staff and our Accountants to oversee the charity finances and processes.  We would encourage applications from candidates with financial management,  accounting and experience using accounting packages such as Xero to apply although training is available for the right candidate. This role includes a minimum of 5 board meetings per year including our AGM (currently a mix of in person and online).  Additional specific meetings are scheduled throughout the year including 4 online Office Bearer (Sub-committee) meetings. To apply please send your CV and a short covering letter setting out why you are suitable for this role and the key skills and expertise which would strengthen the Board to us via Reach before closing date of Thursday 2/5/24 at 4pm

What are we looking for?

Selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership

Commitment to the organisation’s aims and objectives Willingness to devote adequate time and effort Ability to understand financial regulations, legislation and processes which must be adhered to Strategic vision and ability to think creatively Good, independent judgement Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship Ability to work effectively as a member of a team Financial qualifications and experience preferred Experience of charity finance, legislation, fundraising and pension schemes Skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences Willing to make unpopular recommendations to the board where necessary Be available to meet with Office Bearers, Management when planned and provide advice to staff when required on an ad hoc basis

What difference will you make?

As Trustees step down we recruit new Trustees with a commitment to our aims and objectives of providing quality advice and engagement services to those in housing need while alleviating poverty. Our commitment includes positively campaigning for local and national change and new legislative measures to improve the lives of those we help.  There is no greater housing need than having no home!


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