Recruitment 

 
 

appointment of treasurer

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Would you like to make a contribution to your community and enhance your CV, by becoming Treasurer of a newly-established charity in Northamptonshire?

Commsortia is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, set up to facilitate Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) groups coming together to deliver larger and more complex services and contracts. We provide a means to combine the member organisations’ expertise, knowledge and experience to deliver high-quality services for local communities.

Commsortia provides a single point of contracting for commissioners who want to engage local VCSE provider organisations. The organisation was developed by sector leaders from a broad range of VCSE organisations across Northamptonshire and welcomes new members.

Procedure

A selection process will be held to identify a suitable candidate who will then be presented for election as a Trustee and Director at our next board meeting.

Candidates who are not recommended for the Treasurer role might still be invited to stand for election as Trustees.

Key responsibilities – the Treasurer will take the lead at board level on: 

  • Although all trustees are equally accountable for the finances of the organisation, the Treasurer has a particular role to maintain oversight of the charity’s accounts for the financial governance of the organisation
  • Reviewing the charity’s financial performance and making recommendations to the Board of Trustees as to the financial position of the organisation
  • Reviewing the outputs of relevant Commsortia staff who draw up policies for finance and investment
  • Ensuring that the charity has robust and effective financial controls in place
  • Liaising with finance staff and with the charity’s independent examiner or auditor

Time commitment

  • Eight two-hour board meetings per year
  • Additional financial and strategic planning meetings according to the needs of the organisation – estimated at a further five two-hour meetings per year
  • Occasional contact in person or by telephone as required to meet staff, sign cheques and documents, and support Commsortia staff with end-of-year accounting procedures.

Duration of appointment

Three years initially, with the option to stand for a second three-year term.

Expenses

This is a voluntary, unpaid position but the Treasurer will be paid reasonable travel and other expenses incurred during the course of his or her duties.

Instructions for applicants

Applicants are invited to submit a CV and covering letter setting out their qualifications and interest in the role to Dion Hunt by email to dion.hunt@voluntaryimpact.org.uk or by post to Commsortia Ltd, c/o Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire, 15, St Giles St, Northampton NN1 1JA.  

Treasurer Recruitment Pack