BWLP is recruiting TREASURER for our Board

Tuesday, 11th January

Black Women’s Link Project (BWLP)

Role: Treasurer
Salary: Unpaid
Benefits: Expenses incurred while travelling to meetings
Hours: Four meetings a year
Location: Islington London N1 and surrounding areas
Application closing date: Midnight Sunday 13 Feb 2022
Interview week: 21st-25th February 2022

Role description of Treasurer

The overall role of a Treasurer is to maintain an overview of the BWLP’s affairs, ensure its financial viability and ensure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. In charities without paid staff, the Treasurer may take a greater role in the day-to-day finances of the organisation.

Treasurer of Black Women’s Link Project

In addition to the general responsibilities of a treasurer, duties of the BWLP treasurer will include the following:

• Overseeing, approving and presenting budgets, accounts and financial statements

• Being assured that the financial resources of the organisation meets its present and future needs

• Preparing and presenting financial reports to the board

• Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place

• Liaising with any paid staff and volunteers about financial matters

• Advising on the financial implications of the organisation’s strategic plans

• Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate investment policy

• Ensuring that there is no conflict between any investment held and the aims and objects of the charity

• Monitoring the organisation’s investment activity and ensuring it is consistent with the organisation’s policies and legal responsibilities

• Ensuring that the accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies, for example the Charity Commission and/or the Registrar of Companies

• If external scrutiny of accounts is required, ensuring that the accounts are scrutinised in the manner required (independent examination or audit) and any recommendations are implemented

• Keeping the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities

• Contributing to the fundraising strategy of the organisation

• Making a formal presentation of the accounts at the annual general meeting and drawing attention to important points in a coherent and easily understandable way

• Sitting on appraisal, recruitment and disciplinary panels as required

Person specification

The treasurer should have the following qualities.

• Financial qualifications and experience

• Some experience of charity finance and fundraising

• The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences

• Being prepared to make recommendations to the board

• A willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis

If you think you have what it takes to be a BWLP Treasurer and would like to join an exciting and unique project as BWLP, then please get in touch.

Send your CV to Blackwomenslinkproject@gmail.com along with a brief note (no more than 300 words) telling us why you are interested in the position and information about your availability in the week commencing Monday 21st February 2022 for interviews.

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