Association of Chairs

Job Posted: 11 January 2022 By Next Up

We are looking for a new Honorary Treasurer to join our trustee board.


Do you share our belief that supporting Chairs to be the best they can be makes a big difference to the impact and effectiveness of the organisations they lead? Do you have the skills and knowledge to support the board in overseeing the finance of the charity?

You will have the chance to join a highly motivated group of trustees who, working with our Chief Executive and her small team, have made a big impact in our six years of operation and punch well above our weight.

We are working to build diversity of thought and constructive challenge on our board. So, if you’ve taken a look at us, and feel you might not ‘fit’, do still please apply!

The role is unpaid, but we will pay reasonable expenses such as travel to board meetings (we don’t want distance to put you off), and/or if applicable, childcare costs.

How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering note setting out why you are applying, what you feel you can bring to the Association’s board and what you might learn from us to help you in your personal development. Please email it to

If you have any queries about this opportunity, you can also email the Chair of Trustees, Danny Curtin,

The closing date is 9 am on 17 February. Interviews will be held late February or early March. The successful candidate will be invited to attend a Trustees meeting on 10 March as part of confirming the appointment.

For more information Please take a look at our website and follow us on twitter for more information about best practice in trusteeship, there is the Charity Commission’s guidance, The Essential Trustee, and we recommend the Charity Governance Code.

Main responsibilities

  • To understand the charity’s aims and objectives as set out in its governing document and ensure that it operates in accordance with them.
  • To take reasonable steps to ensure the charity operates within the law, particularly with regard to the Charities and Companies Acts.
  • To attend and contribute to meetings of the board as relevant.
  • Attending AoC events to promote our work.
  • Undertaking agreed tasks between meetings
  • To understand and maintain boundaries between the governance perspective of the board, and the work of any staff and volunteers (including work they may themselves take on as a volunteer)
  • To represent the board’s agreed position when speaking publicly on behalf of the charity.
  • To contribute towards an annual review of the board’s performance.
  • To help to identify, recruit and induct new board members, the Chair and the Chief Executive.
  • To support the Chief Executive and other staff in carrying out their work when requested to do so.

Specific areas of responsibility of the treasurer

The treasurer is expected to undertake further duties as follows:

  • Guide and advise the board in the approval of budgets and annual financial statements
  • Advise the board on the financial implications of the organisation’s strategic plans
  • Ensure that AoC has adequate financial systems, processes and internal controls
  • Ensure that regular financial reports are received Guide AoC on the adoption of appropriate financial policies Support the Chief Executive and staff on matters relating to AoC’s finances


About the organisation:

The Association of Chairs supports Chairs and Vice Chairs of charities and non-profit organisations to lead their boards effectively and ensure delivery of the organisation’s mission.

It was founded in 2013 in recognition that Chairs have a challenging role, for which there is relatively little support. We currently have 650 members and our newsletter goes to over 4000 people, we have plans to reach many more.

Contact email:

How to apply

Do you think this role could be next for you? Just send your CV and introductory letter to the contact email address above.


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