We provide information, advice, training and support to the voluntary and community sectors across Somerset. We also run the Volunteer Service, inspiring people to get involved and make a difference ...
SummaryWe are seeking an experienced finance professional to join our Board of Trustees.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic organisation working to strengthen the voluntary sector and support community health and wellbeing in Somerset.
The Treasurer will oversee the financial matters of the charity in line with good practice and in accordance with the governing document and legal requirements, ensure that effective financial measures, controls and procedures are in place, provide ad-hoc support to the CEO and Finance Manager, and report to the Board of Trustees at regular intervals about the financial health of the organisation.
We would love to hear from you if you have knowledge of:
- Financial accounting and reporting procedures
- Strategic financial planning skills
- An ability to communicate financial information clearly
We are also looking for someone with:
- Commitment to the organisation.
- Integrity, strategic vision and good/independent judgement
- A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as Treasurer
- Ability to take decisions for the good of the organisation
- Good, independent judgement
- An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
It's an exciting time to join Spark Somerset. We're a dynamic, growing team with ambitious plans for the future. This is a great opportunity to put your financial skills and experience to use, learn about the management and strategy side of charities, work with new and interesting people, and enhance your CV.
You would be required to attend regular board meetings (currently quarterly and remote), and be available to the Chief Executive or Finance Manager on an ad-hoc basis.
As an infrastructure charity, we support the voluntary sector across Somerset, run the Volunteer Service (and this website), promote community health and wellbeing and have a key representative role as 'Voice of the Sector'. By joining us, you'll play a part in helping support a huge range of groups and charities across the county.
We've also been heavily involved in supporting the voluntary sector to respond to, and recover from the impacts of Covid-19. During the first lockdown, we recruited over 1,400 'Corona Helper' volunteers. Now we're looking for volunteers to support local vaccinations, and hundreds of people have signed up so far. This is a great opportunity to make a real difference at this very challenging time!