Trustee Treasurer

Deadline: 30 Jul 2024

Organisation Overview

We provide support for refugees and asylum seekers through the following activities:

· Guidance and support

· Befriending

· Language teaching

· Drop in

· Funding and organising social, sporting and educational activities

Role Details

Time commitment: 5-10 hours per week with reasonable flexibility.

Attendance: Required to attend c14 meetings of 2 hours, usually Monday evenings in Darlington. 

Role Description

· Maintaining accurate financial records and producing regular reports and accounts

· Implementing and monitoring financial procedures, ensuring statutory compliance

· Managing the organisation’s bank accounts, donations and petty cash

· Paying invoices in a timely manner

· Ensuring consistent compliance with DAR procedures

· Advising the Trustees on financial matters

In addition, as a member of the Trustee Board

· Ensuring the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.

· Supporting the organisation to pursue its objects as defined in its governing document.

· Supporting the Executive Committee with key decisions relating to finance and charity activities

· Being an ambassador for the charity, supporting its goals in aiding Refugees and Asylum Seekers and lobbying relevant bodies when required

Required Skills and Experience

· Experience of managing a Finance function or operating at a senior level in a Finance capacity

· Leadership skills gained at a senior level in a commercial business or charity

· Good written and spoken English

· Collaborative, supportive and persuasive

· The ability to influence at a high level

· Approachable and sensitive to the feelings of others

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from those who have had experience as refugees or asylum seekers

To apply for or express an interest in this position, please email 

Causes: Children and Youth, Disaster Relief, Education, Homelessness and Housing, Social Welfare
Roles: Trusteeships and Governance
Darlington Refugees
Local organisation based in County Durham DL3 8PS
North East

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