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Deputry Treasurer - EXPIRED

Job Title Deputry Treasurer - EXPIRED
Contract Type Volunteer
Location Central London
Salary 0
Job Published 14 Jan 2015
Contact Name Mike Zywina
Contact Email

Job Description - EXPIRED

Deputy Treasurer Recruitment



AbleChildAfrica is a charity based in the UK, working with partner organisations in Africa to achieve equal rights for disabled children and young people. We have been working in East Africa for the past 30 years and currently work with 5 partner organisations across three countries- Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. We support and resource these partners, working together to create sustainable change to improve the lives of disabled children and their families.  AbleChildAfrica is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with relevant expertise and experience to join our Board of Trustees. We are looking for a new Deputy Treasurer with a strong interest in disability, children and development. AbleChildAfrica is committed to equality of opportunity and applications from individuals with personal experience of disability are particularly welcome.


The main purpose of this role will be to support the Treasurer to provide advice, guidance and oversight to the Director and the Board of Trustees on the financial position of the charity. The Deputy Treasurer will also directly support the senior staff to ensure financial processes and procedures of the organisation are as strong as possible, with the support and direction of the Treasurer.


Location: Central London –our offices are on the Southbank and board meetings are always held in central London, generally at evenings or weekends

Hours: The Board meets 4-6 times per year. Trustees are expected to attend these meetings and assist with relevant matters between meetings, for example strategic planning or fundraising activities. We are a small organisation and Trustees need to be available to assist senior staff as required. In addition, to full Board meetings, the Deputy Treasurer will be expected to attend quarterly Finance Sub-Committee meetings (by teleconference) and to support the Treasurer in reviewing monthly management accounts.

Duration: We are looking for individuals who can commit to our board for a minimum of two years, absent unforeseen circumstances which prevent this.

Reporting to: Chair of Trustees / Treasurer

Salary: This is a voluntary unpaid position. Reasonable travel expenses can be covered.

Job Purpose – Deputy Treasurer

To provide strategic oversight and input into the running of the charity and to ensure that the charity complies with charity, the requirements of the Charity Commission and our own governing documents.
To provide advice and guidance to the Board on the financial position of the charity
To support the Treasurer and Director to ensure accurate and timely financial information is provided to the Board
To support the Treasurer and Director to ensure that auditing and other financial reporting requirements are complied with effectively
To act as a Signatory on financial accounts (if necessary)

Person Specification

The ideal candidates will have a genuine interest in disability and development and be motivated by supporting all aspects of our work. We are particularly looking for individuals with finance expertise, but relevant expertise in other areas will also be beneficial. All trustees are expected to be able to make a contribution towards securing a sustainable funding base for the organisation. An understanding of the voluntary sector and previous experience as a charity trustee are both desirable but not essential. Disabled candidates are particularly encouraged to apply and those meeting the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview.



Significant financial or accountancy experience with full CCAB qualification
Experience in financial reporting to non-finance professionals
Commitment to AbleChildAfrica’s mission and values and to a rights based approach to development
Excellent written and spoken communication skills
Proactive, creative and enthusiastic 
Ability to work in a team and to attend meetings out-of-hours (evenings and weekends)

Experience, interest in or commitment to international development
Experience, interest in or commitment to children (such as direct work, advocacy or research experience)
Experience, interest in or commitment to disability issues
Experience, interest in or commitment to Africa
A working understanding of the voluntary sector
Senior management experience in the public, private or voluntary sector

How to Apply

Your application should include a tailored CV of no more than 2 sides of A4 and a supporting statement of no more than 1 side of A4.  Your supporting statement should highlight your interest in AbleChildAfrica and your motivation for becoming a Trustee.  Please also detail your relevant expertise and what contribution you feel you can make to the Board and organisation, ensuring this is in line with the above role description and person specification.

Please send your application to  by 18th January 2015.  Suitable candidates may be contacted ahead of the closing date and incomplete applications will not be processed. Interviews will be held the week of the 19th January, please indicate your availability for an interview on those days, if shortlisted, in your covering email.

We particularly encourage applications from disabled people and people with direct experience of living or working with disabled children and all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria will be offered an interview.

Additional information is available at

Ref: EXPIRED - SH453 | Published: 14th Jan 2015