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Treasurer for Board of Trustees - Link Age Southwark


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Link Age Southwark is a vibrant local charity providing friendly volunteer support to over 650 isolated, older people in Southwark. Our work is supported by over 450 volunteers and a team of 12 staff. Link Age Southwark has been providing services to older people for over 25 years, reducing loneliness and social isolation.

The Treasurer plays a vital role in the continued long-term success of the charity which has seen a significant increase in the demand for our services. The role requires you to oversee the financial running of the charity in line with good practice and in accordance with the governing document and legal requirements. The Treasurer reports to the Board of Trustees at regular intervals about the financial health of the organisation. You will ensure that effective financial measures, controls and procedures are maintained, and are appropriate for the charity. As a trustee, you will play a full strategic role in the running of our organisation.

We are looking for an experienced financial manager with a good grasp of third sector issues who is committed to helping Link Age Southwark achieve its aims.

The Treasurer has particular duties and responsibilities which are additional, and complementary, to those of other Trustees. In carrying out these duties, the Treasurer should always remember that they are acting on behalf of the Board of Trustees and should seek the advice of, and proactively involve, the Chair, other Trustees and/or the Director as necessary.

As Treasurer you will need to attend and chair four Finance Committee meetings per year which usually take place at the end of the day in East Dulwich, SE London and last for up to two hours; and six Board meetings a year which are in the evening in SE London and last for 2-3 hours. The current Treasurer communicates with the Director and book-keeper in between meetings.

You will receive a full induction to your role. The Treasurer role will provide you with insight into the workings of a small, thriving and well-respected local charity. The Board of Link Age Southwark is well established and highly functional with a wide range of skills and expertise amongst its members.

Our current Treasurer is stepping down in October. Ideally we would like the candidate to begin before that time in order to ensure a smooth handover, however this can be flexible.

For a full role description, personal specification and details of how to apply please visit our website ? www.linkagesouthwark.org/jobs

If you would like to discuss the role with the Director before applying please either e-mail [email protected] or call Sophie Wellings on 020 8299 2623

Please note that this position is not remunerated, however reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Link Age Southwark is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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