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3SG Trustee

3SG are looking for a new Trustee to replace Roanne Wootten who stepped down at our AGM in June 2020.

We need a Treasurer who can support our Director to maintain an overview of the organisation's financial affairs and ensure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained.

If you are interested in becoming a 3SG Trustee and can commit to attending six trustee meetings a year then please send us a statement of maximum 250 words on why you want to be a trustee of 3SG and what experience you can bring. 

The deadline for submissions is 10th July and results will be announced on 13th July.

General responsibilities

  • To ensure that 3SG complies with its constitution, charity law and any other relevant legislation or regulations or requirements of regulatory bodies which govern the activities of the charity.
  • To ensure that 3SG pursues its objectives as defined in its governing document and focuses on the strategic direction of the organisation.
  • To ensure that 3SG applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives, ie money must not be spent on activities which are not included in 3SG’s objectives, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are.
  • To contribute actively to the Trustee Board’s and Directors role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
  • To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation.
  • To ensure the financial stability of the organisation.

In addition to the above statutory duties, the Treasurer should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve:

  • Scrutinising board papers
  • Leading discussions
  • Focusing on key issues
  • Providing guidance on new initiatives
  • Other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.

Additional duties of the Treasurer

  • Overseeing the preparation, presentation and approval of budgets, accounts and financial statements with the Director
  • Being assured that the financial resources of the organisation meet its present and future needs
  • Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate reserves policy
  • Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place
  • Liaising with the Director about financial matters
  • Advising on the financial implications of the organisation's strategic plans
  • Ensuring the organisation's compliance with legislation
  • Ensuring that the accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies, ie. Charity Commission and Companies House
  • Ensuring that the accounts are scrutinised in the manner required and any recommendations are implemented
  • Keeping the Trustee Board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities
  • 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.

Treasurer person specification

  • Commitment to the organisation
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Strategic vision
  • Good, independent judgement
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Willingness to speak their mind
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Financial qualifications and experience
  • Experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes
  • Experience of interpreting and presenting management accounts and budgets
  • The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences
  • Preparedness to make unpopular recommendations to the board
  • Willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis.

 

If you are interested in becoming a 3SG Trustee and can commit to attending six trustee meetings a year then please send us a statement of maximum 250 words on why you want to be a trustee of 3SG and what experience you can bring. 

 

The deadline for submissions is 10th July and results will be announced on 13th July.

 

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