Care & Repair Leeds

Job Posted: 11 January 2022 By Next Up

Care & Repair Leeds is currently looking for a Treasurer / Trustee

We need a new Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees to help guide and advise us on financial concerns. We are looking for someone with a passion for ensuring high quality services are provided to people who need support to remain living independently and safely in their homes, and who has experience of Financial Controls.

An understanding of Charity finance and legal requirements would be useful, but this is not essential.

We have a dedicated Finance Manager and so the role of Treasurer is to help oversee the financial work of our organisation, not to be involved in the day-to-day running of the Finance Department.

Strategic vision and the ability to advise on the financial implications of Care & Repair’s strategic plans and new business opportunities, is a core responsibility.

As a Trustee, you will contribute to the Board of Trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and evaluating performance.

We have a Finance & Strategy Sub-Committee with delegated Authority from the Board of Trustees. The new Treasurer will need to be able to attend both of these meetings as well as presenting at our AGM and attend a Trustee Annual away day. In total, this means a commitment of approx. 10 half-day meetings a year plus the away day. In addition, there may be adhoc meetings with the Chairman/Finance Manager/CEO.

Note: This is a Voluntary Role. There is Volunteer Insurance to cover liabilities if acted within the role of Trustee.

Skills required:

  • Commitment to the aims and objectives of Care & Repair Leeds Willingness and ability to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Strategic vision
  • Good independent judgement
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Willingness to speak their mind
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship Ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Understanding and commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, leadership Financial qualifications and experience
  • Some experience of charity finance and fundraising desirable
  • The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences
  • Preparedness to make unpopular recommendations to the Board
  • Willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis

    Website:www.care-repair-leeds.org.ukAbout the organisation:Care & Repair Leeds is the Home Improvement Agency for Leeds, highly regarded for providing a range of services for older people and disabled people to help them to remain living independently in their own homes. As an independent Registered Society with charitable status covering the whole of the Leeds Metropolitan District area, we have been providing services since 1987. We are a provider of services commissioned by Leeds City Council and Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group. Our turnover in 2018/19 was £2.5 million. We have a long history of delivering value-based services and having the person receiving the service at the heart of what we do.Contact email:ruth.cornelissen@care-repair-leeds.org.uk

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