Unremunerated, but expenses paid
3 months ago
Anne Frank Trust UK Treasurer
Salary: unremunerated, but expenses paid
Time commitment: Board meetings 4 times per year, Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting 4 times a year
Founded in 1991, the Anne Frank Trust UK is an education charity that empowers young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination. In the last year, we have delivered our programmes in 98 secondary schools, 54 primary schools and 12 prisons, as well as running 6 public exhibitions and reaching a total audience of over 70,000 people.
We have robust research evidence of our impact on young people's attitudes towards other social groups. Our turnover of around 1.5 million is supported by a range of philanthropic and statutory funding. Our head office of 15 staff is in Kentish Town, and our education staff live and work in Scotland and 6 regions of England.
This is an exciting time for the Anne Frank Trust UK. With a new management team and forward strategy, we are enhancing our highly regarded education programmes, and launching innovative pilot projects around empowerment, creativity and voice. We are seeking a new treasurer to lead the financial oversight and guidance that will be fundamental to these ambitious developments.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
- A qualified accountant or manager with significant experience in finance at a senior level.
- Substantial professional and/or personal experience of a field or fields relevant to the charity's work.
- Experience of one or more of the following areas: strategic planning, governance, evaluation, or direct experience of using the charity's services.
- Well-developed professional or social networks, with a willingness to make introductions to the Trust, e.g. of potential donors or for partnerships.
- A high level of literary and numeracy - for understanding reports and budgets.
- Ability to work as a team, especially on decision-making.
- Understanding of the role of governance in charities (additional training is available).
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- A passionate commitment to equality and diversity.
- Strong interest and belief in the work of the Anne Frank Trust UK.
- Sufficient time to meet the expectations of the trustee role, including willingness to undertake training or development as needed.
Equality and diversity
- The Anne Frank Trust UK is strongly committed to equality of opportunity, and recognises the value of diversity in all its forms at all levels of the organisation, including the Board. We celebrate an inclusive organisational culture and thrive on the range of experience and insight that diversity brings to our work.
- We are looking to increase the diversity of our board, and particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled, LGBT+ and socially diverse candidates, who are currently under-represented among our trustees.
- We welcome any candidate who can contribute greater diversity in its widest sense to the Board, including diversity of background, thinking, life experience or career path.
Application is open to all, and all applications will be assessed on merit against the person specification.
If you would like to find out more about this role, and receive full details on how to apply, please send your CV to Jenny Hills, Director at Harris Hill Executive Search, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is Monday 18th November 2019.
Interviews will take place during the week beginning 25th November 2019.