Volunteering

Treasurer and Trustees | Small Charities Coalition

Location: UK

Date Posted: 12/02/2021

Closing Date: 01/03/2021

Job description

About the role

The Small Charities Coalition helps small organisations with a social purpose to change lives, improve communities and broaden people’s opportunities. Through our network of over 15,000 member organisations, we are a voice for people working on the front line of some of our communities’ biggest problems. We work to ensure that small charities are recognised, respected and receive the rewards they deserve – Small Charities Matter.?

We provide small not-for-profit organisations with the information, advice and support to help them deliver what they want and to also make sure their voices are heard at a national level. Our role is to bring together small not-for-profits with other charities, the public sector and private sector agencies to exchange ideas and collaborate. We create resources and run a helpdesk which supports charities in the logistics of set up and management; for example, establishing a charity structure and registering with the Charity Commission. We are currently holding our training and events for our members online.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an ever-increasing negative effect on charities – and we have been never more needed. During this time, we have been a trusted source of information and a convener for our members to come together. Between April and June 2020, we managed 1,086 enquiries on our helpdesk (a 407% increase on the previous 12 months), connected 2,055 members (an 800% increase on the previous 12 months) and we connected 401 members through our online meet ups. We are playing a vital role during the pandemic to ensure our members’ voices are heard and central and local government is aware of the work small charities and not-for-profits contribute to our communities.

We have a strong desire and ambition to continue to provide the very best services to our members and small charities across the UK. We deliver high-quality information, guidance and advice to small charities, and encourage continued collaboration and innovation among our members, funders and partners. We want to project and amplify a positive representation of small charities and not-for-profits, demonstrate their great impact and create a more robust, sustainable, and inclusive organisation that is committed to equity, anti-prejudice and anti-discrimination work. In other words, our future is committed to developing our organisation service innovation, creating more partnerships, increasing representation and ensuring sustainability in our organisation and those we support.

Who we are looking for

We are looking to appoint a number of new trustees including a new treasurer and keen to ensure our board is diverse and represents our whole society better. We want our board to be inclusive with more diverse voices, different perspectives and a range of background experiences. In particular, we are interested in applications from people from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds, people with disabilities, and first-time trustees.

We are dealing with large-scale national issues and challenges so are keen to bring on board people with relevant large-scale organisational experience in strategic finance, organisational development and people with experience in digital development, data analysis and research. All of our trustees have a passion for the work small charities do and the impact they have in communities across the UK. Currently the board meets monthly for two hours and we expect the time commitment for trustees to be around a day a month, at times this may be more but would not exceed an additional day.

For more information and to apply, please visit the job page on Peridot Partners’ website via the application method on this site.

Closing date: 9am, Monday 1st March 2021

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