Treasurer

The Treasure Basket Association

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Are you confident with numbers and producing financial information?  Would you like the chance to use your knowledge to make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children in your local area? Do you have about 6-8 hours a month to offer? If so, then this role could be for you.

The Treasure Basket Association is a small West Sussex charity providing play therapy and therapeutic resources to support the emotional well-being of disadvantaged children and families. 

The COVID-19 lockdown has had a massive impact on children's wellbeing - particularly those from the most disadvantaged households.  The charity is keen to expand its services to help more local children get the support they need to recover from the impact of the lockdown and fulfil their potential.  It has recently received funding from the Sussex Community Foundation and Worthing Community Chest, to help with this. 

We are now looking for a Treasurer to join our board of trustees.  As well attending the board meetings (about 6  a year), your role will be to:

  • Keep up to date financial records.
  • Maintain an overview of our finances and provide reports to the board.
  • Make sure we have the right financial procedures in place to protect our funds from fraud.
  • Advise the board on financial matters and bring a finance perspective to our discussions.
  • Help produce reports for our funders.


Skills

We are looking for someone who is confident with numbers and financial information. 

You don’t need to be a qualified accountant. We are a small charity with modest income and expenditure so our finances are not complex.  This is a great opportunity to gain experience. 

Perhaps you're working towards your qualifications and looking for more experience to help you progress your career. Perhaps you work in a financial services role and are confident with numbers. Or maybe you're retired and would like to get involved in a community organisation.

You don't need to have been a trustee before - we offer training and ongoing development. 



Benefits

  1. Experience of sitting on a board of directors/trustees - which could enhance your CV if that interests you.
  2. The opportunity to help shape the growth of a new charity. 
  3. The opportunity to contribute to improving the lives of disadvantaged children.


When do I need to be available?

Details This is a very flexible role which you can largely organise around your other commitments. The board meets about six times a year - currently via Zoom. We will return to face to face meetings in Worthing once COVID restrictions allow.
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Where does this role take place?

7 Mulberry Lane
Goring-by-Sea
West Sussex
BN12 4NR

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  • Expenses
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  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
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  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training