Trustee - Harrogate and Area CVS
The Treasurer is supported by the HACVS Director and Finance Officer (both paid staff) who are responsible for the day to day financial management of the organisation.
The Harrogate and Area Council for Voluntary Services (HACVS) Board of Trustees invites applications from suitably experienced candidates to take up the role of treasurer from October 2011. This is when our current treasurer steps down after completing his maximum term of office of six years
HACVS is a local support and development organisation operating in the southern part of the Harrogate District of North Yorkshire. We are a registered charity, a member of the National Association of Voluntary and Community Associations (NAVCA) and work in line with the NAVCA Quality Award standards. We have a membership of over 100 local voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations and our aims are:
• To promote effective leadership and management in the voluntary and community sector in the Harrogate area
• To attract funding and resources to ensure that VCS organisations in the Harrogate area are able to develop and thrive
• To provide a range of support services to HACVS members and the wider voluntary and community sector to meet their needs
• To support the development of new services and projects to meet the needs of disadvantaged or vulnerable people in the Harrogate area which would not otherwise be provided
• To ensure that the voluntary and community sector is recognised and valued in strategic partnership work and community planning
• To work with partners to ensure that there is a range of opportunities for everyone to have a voice and to influence service providers, focussing especially on service users and under-represented individuals and groups
HACVS currently has a turnover of £425,000 per year and employs 22 staff (13 full time equivalents).
The role of the Treasurer is to maintain an overview of the organisation's affairs; ensuring its financial viability; and that proper financial records and procedures are maintained.
This is a voluntary appointment and as a member of the board of trustees you will become part of the team responsible for the overall leadership and direction of this well respected and successful local charity.
The Board meets six times a year in the evening and as treasurer you will chair the Finance Sub Committee which meets quarterly, usually during the day. These meetings (totalling 11) usually last 90 minutes and you will also be expected to attend the AGM (held in October). As required and feasible there is also further background reading and preparation for meetings, involvement in recruitment and selection, meetings with funders, auditors, attendance at HACVS events etc.
Proven financial experience;
Some experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes;
The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences;
Prepared to make unpopular recommendations to the board of trustees; and
Willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an appointment basis.
In addition it is desirable that the Treasurer has a financial qualification.
For more information on this vacancy visit http://www.harrogatecvs.org.uk/Job+Vacancies
Advice and support
- Funding and finance
- Coping with cuts
- Addressing needs
- Managing change
- Planning for the future
- Involving people
- Public Service Delivery
- Governance and leadership
- Compact Advocacy programme
- Campaigning and influencing policy
- Collaborative working
- ICT (information and communication technology)
- Climate change
- People, HR and employment