We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our Executive Committee as Treasurer.
We are a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity, and you would become a trustee and work with us on the overall management of the charity to help us to achieve our aims. Our vision is for a society in which children, young people and adults with learning disabilities, and their family carers, are respected, given the support they need to lead active and fulfilling lives, and have the opportunity to be a part of their local communities in the borough.
We welcome enquires from anyone with relevant knowledge and experience. We are particularly looking for a person with hands-on financial and accounting skills – you do not need to be a qualified accountant, but you must be familiar with day-to-day financial management, budgeting and monitoring through to the production of annual charity accounts. We use QuickBooks and you would be well supported by our very experienced Chief Officer, with a good hand-over period from our current Treasurer. You will be reporting to the Executive Committee.
You will benefit from being part of a strong, lively and experienced local group of trustees with a wide knowledge of learning disability. While it would be an advantage if you have some awareness of disability, this is not essential. What is important is that you live in the borough of Richmond upon Thames and have the financial skills, time and commitment required.
Your role would involve about 1 day a week in the Mencap office, East Twickenham, in addition to attending meetings of the Executive Committee – which meets six times a year (including an annual strategic planning day with staff) usually in the Mencap office. We are flexible as regards daytime and evening meetings. Committee members are also invited to our regular fundraising events and other activities. Comprehensive induction information and ongoing training is provided and a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check is required.
The role is unpaid, but is a great opportunity for you to learn more about health and social care matters in Richmond upon Thames and to contribute your skills to help Richmond Mencap to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and their family carers and represent them.
Further information about Richmond Mencap is available on www.richmondmencap.org.uk
Further information about being a trustee is available on www.charitycommission.gov.uk
If you are interested in this role, please call Denise Carr, Chair, for a chat.