Trustee Treasurer

Website Child Accident Prevention Trust via Trustees Unlimited

The Child Accident Prevention Trust is the only UK charity to focus on preventing death and serious injury to our children from avoidable accidents.

Position Description

We are seeking a Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees to ensure the financial viability of the charity, monitor its financial administration and report to the Board of Trustees on its state of financial health in line with best practice.

What work will I be doing as a Treasurer?

· Oversee and present budgets, revised forecasts, cashflow forecasts, management accounts and annual financial statements to the Board of Trustees.

· Monitor and advise on the charity’s financial viability, including cashflow, reserves and investments, ensuring that financial resources meet present and future needs.

· Advise on the financial implications of the charity’s plans, including the potential risks of any ventures and actions needed to mitigate these risks, and the finance staffing, systems and controls needed to underpin the charity’s plans for growth.

· Provide specialist advice on charity finance to the Chief Executive and Finance & Admin Manager, including liaison outside of Board Meetings.

· Lead in the Board’s duty to ensure that proper accounting records are kept, and financial resources are properly controlled, invested, and economically spent in line with good governance, legal and regulatory requirements.

· Board‐level liaison with the external auditors on specific issues such as the auditors’ management letter and the related Board representations.

· Attend quarterly face-to-face meetings of Trustees and participate in quarterly video calls.

· Draw on your networks to support our work and undertake an ambassadorial role for the charity where opportunities arise.

· Avoid any conflict of interests.

· Reflect annually on the Board’s performance and your own performance as a Trustee.

· As a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity, all Trustees are required to fulfil the legal responsibilities as a trustee in addition to the legal responsibilities of being a Director of a company in England and Wales.

· Demonstrate your passion for financial well-being, commitment to quality, flexibility, and your non-judgemental and engaging approach to all aspects of the role, as these are our values too.

What experience and skills will I need to do this role?

Some or all of the following:

· Charity finance experience desirable but not essential.

· Experience of working at a senior management/leadership level.

· Ability to work at a strategic and visionary level whilst understanding the detail and complexities of delivery.

· Ability to analyse risks and opportunities and take a balanced approach to both.

· Ability to work as part of a team and a willingness to take collective responsibility for the governance of our charity.

· A willingness to draw on your contacts as appropriate to support our work.

What can the Child Accident Prevention Trust offer me through this role?

· The chance to make a significant difference to a charity that has ambitious expansion plans.

· The opportunity to develop your existing skills, apply them to a small national charity and gain experience in charity leadership and governance.

· Full induction and training, including the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Trustees, and policies and procedures that apply to the Board.

· Expenses such as for travel, sustenance and access requirements will be reimbursed where agreed.

Closing Date: 28 February 2023

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