Vacancy: Treasurer (Volunteer)

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Introduction

We are a global alliance of 47 local organisations in 38 countries, working on the front line with children and families in need. Our vision is a world in which children and families everywhere have access to the support they need to survive and thrive. Our mission is to make that happen through research, knowledge exchange, campaigning and humanitarian responses. We are registered as a charity under the Charity Commission for England and Wales and have two subsidiaries registered in New Zealand and in the US.

What we do

As local practitioners, we provide direct support every day to children and families in our communities, based on our frontline knowledge of what they need most. As an alliance, we use this local insight to inform research, practice exchange, campaigning and humanitarian responses. These lead to change nationally, regionally and globally. Through research, we gather and analyse evidence to discover and develop better ways to help children and families to live well. Through knowledge exchange, we maximise the reach of solutions that have been shown to work so they can be used to support even more children and families. Through campaigning, we influence and inspire others to take action for children and families worldwide.

About the role

We are looking for a Treasurer with experience of working with not for profits in setting strategic financial direction and it would be desirable if they have experience in complying with the regulations of the Charity Commission for England and Wales or similar regulatory bodies.

You would be joining our board at an exciting time, as we implement our new strategy, build on our campaigns and broaden our advocacy to mobilise greater support and achieve change. In line with this, we have built our model on realistic income forecasts, we plan to maintain the net unrestricted funds available, we are building restricted funding streams to fund our thematic priorities, we continue to align income and expenditure on 6 month, 12 month and 18 month time horizons and we carefully manage the commitment of our remaining surplus reserves.

Remuneration

Please note that this is an advisory role, with no remuneration. Expenses for travel, as required, will be reimbursed by Family for Every Child in accordance with our policies.

Family for Every Child has zero-tolerance for abuse and exploitation of all people and all Trustees are expected to understand and comply with the Safeguarding policy (which includes the safeguarding code of conduct) and other related policies.

Time Commitment

This is a substantial and responsible role, and will suit someone able to commit about 18-20 hours three times a year. This includes about 18 hours a year for meetings (which are held on Zoom at a time which is most mutually convenient for attendees in different time zones), as well as time for reading and preparation.

Board and committee meetings are three times a year, and there may be ad hoc meetings between the regular meetings. If the Treasurer also sits on the board of a subsidiary entity, there are additional three board meetings. In addition, trustees are requested to provide support and guidance to the CEO and other Secretariat staff on an ongoing basis.

The initial term is a three-year period which can be reviewed by the Board.

How to apply

Please see the attached Trustee Role Description for detailed responsibilities.

Please email Suzana Goraj at suzana.goraj@familyforeverychild.org by 26 May 2024 and share your CV outlining relevant experience, a cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements of this role and any other relevant information.

Many thanks for your interest in Family for Every Child.

Treasurer Trustee Role Description

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