Volunteering

Treasurer/Trustee for The National Network for the Education of Care leavers (NNECL)

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 23/12/2019

Closing Date: 18/03/2020

Job description

The National Network for the Education of Care leavers (NNECL) is looking for a Treasurer with a financial background, to sit on the Board of Trustees.

NNECL was established in June 2013 by higher education institutions and national organisations committed to the progression and support of Care Leavers in higher education.  Working together NNECL aims to transform the progression of young people in or leaving care into and through further and higher education, by championing the continuous improvement of local practice, multi-agency partnerships and national collaboration. In November 2018, NNECL became a charity and now has a big year ahead of it. We have received our first funding streams and we are setting up our financial processes so this role is crucial to our development.

Time commitment:  4 Board meetings per year, trustees can ‘ring in’ as necessary other communication takes place mainly through email. The Treasurer may need to give further  time to discuss the finances with the Director and in advance  of the annual independent examination.

Reporting to- the Chair of the Board of Trustees

Overview of Role- Whilst the Treasurer will play an essential role in ensuring the charity’s finances are clear, transparent and sensibly managed, they will also act as a trustee, contributing their expertise to all strategic decision-making of the board. As such, this is a unique opportunity to influence the shape of NNECL as it grows and develops as well as being a chance to make a genuine impact on practitioners in the education sector and care- experienced students across the UK.

Person specification

Essential-

  • Committed and dedicated to organisation’s cause and objectives.
  • Demonstrable financial management and/or accountancy expertise
  • Knowledge of charity Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) and any impending changes.
  • Competent use of email, Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel).
  • Proven ability to communicate and explain financial information to members of the Board and other stakeholders.
  • Analytical and evaluation skills, demonstrating good judgement.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • Good communication skills
  • A team-oriented approach to problem solving and to management.

Desirable-

  • Qualified accountant with demonstrated commercial awareness or equivalent experience in financial management.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of charity finance practices.
  • Willing to represent the Board of Trustees externally.
  • Skills and experience in one or more areas of non-executive governance and management e.g. Legal expertise, strategic planning, business management, financial/accountancy, understanding of HR issues, experience of Trusts or other grant giving bodies and particularly fundraising.

 

 

Posted on: 20 December 2019
Closing date: 18 March 2020

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