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Trustee Treasurer

Trustee Treasurer

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    London, England

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    Trustee / Non-exec Director

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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The Treasurer provides financial leadership within the Board, working with Trustees and the Senior Management Team to deliver and further develop the charity's financial and fundraising strategies. Working in partnership with the Chief Executive, they will ensure Trustee's financial decisions are acted upon and the Charity's finances are managed in an effective manner, in accordance with statutory requirements.

Trustees are expected to:

  • set the vision, mission, values and objectives of the charity;
  • develop the strategic direction of the charity; establish and monitor policies necessary for the proper governance of the charity's activities;
  • ensure that the British Youth Council operates in accordance with its governing documents, and is accountable to its regulators, funders, members and beneficiaries;
  • maintain oversight of the management of the charity's financial and other resources;
  • support the Chief Executive;
  • maintain oversight of risks faced by the charity;
  • have regard for how the charity contributes to public benefit;
  • act on behalf of British Youth Council as a decision making body in line with the policy and mandates set in Council Meetings;
  • appoint from its members and from member organisations, representatives to other committees and external organisations;
  • ensure suitable representation of the Council to other bodies;
  • promote the British Youth Council to external organisations, acting as spokespeople as necessary, and to review and develop partnerships with other organisations;
  • to admit organisations into membership
  • to regularly appraise their own work, delegating responsibility to committees where necessary.

In addition, the Treasurer shall have the following responsibilities:

  • to chair the Finance Committee;
  • to support the Chief Executive, and other staff where appropriate, with the financial aspects of their role;
  • to communicate financial information to the Board and assist them in understanding this;
  • to regularly report the financial position at Board meetings, including the balance sheet, management accounts, cash flow, and fundraising performance;
  • to oversee the production of the annual budget and propose its adoption at a meeting of the Board;
  • to support the board in ensuring proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place;
  • to advise on the financial aspects of plans, proposals and feasibility studies;
  • to lead on appointing and liaising with the auditors;
  • to propose the approval of the audited accounts to a Council Meeting;
  • other responsibilities as necessary.

Diversity and Inclusion

Being inclusive is a fundamental value of the British Youth Council. We welcome applications from all eligible young people, and are particularly keen to receive applications from young people who:

  • female or non-binary;
  • identify as black, Asian or from a minority ethnic community;
  • live outside London and the South East;
  • identify as having a disability or life limiting condition.

We want to make sure the Board of Trustees has members with a range of knowledge and skills. We don't expect everyone to have knowledge of every area but between us we need to be able to cover all the skills. As well as recruiting for skill and experience we are also recruiting for potential.

For the role of Treasurer, candidates must have demonstrable financial management or accountancy experience. This may be through work, studying or volunteering.

Other requirements

There are just a few more requirements. We are seeking candidates who:

  • will be aged 16-25 on 1 October 2019.
  • are allowed by law (both company law and charity law) to be a trustee. This means that you must not be disqualified from being a trustee or director. The following are disqualified:
  • individuals who have an unspent conviction for offences of dishonesty or deception (the same goes for attempting, aiding or abetting these offences);
  • Individuals who are currently declared bankrupt or subject to bankruptcy restrictions or an interim order;
  • Individuals who are subject to a debt relief order, a debt relief restrictions order or interim order;
  • Individuals who have been disqualified from being a company director;
  • Individuals with unspent convictions for terrorism related offences, money laundering or bribery;
  • Individual who have violated certain Commission orders relating to finances or property;
  • Individuals who have committed misconduct in public office, perjury or perverted the course of justice;
  • Individuals who have disobeyed an order or direction of the Commission on application to the High Court;
  • Individuals who have committed civil contempt of court relating to false statements;
  • Individuals who are a designated person for reasons linked to terrorist activity by the Treasury;
  • Individuals who are subject to notification requirements under the sexual Offences Act 2013.
  • is willing to go through the enhanced Disclosure and Barring check.
  • is not subject to a disqualification Order under the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 or Protection of Vulnerable Adults List.

How to apply

The closing date for applications is Monday 8 July 2019 at 09:00. Please submit a completed application form, along with the diversity monitoring information. We would also welcome a video application if you feel this would better suit your strengths, answering the questions outlined on the form.

Please send these to with the subject titled: "Trustee Recruitment Application".