Treasurer

Brighton and Hove Speak Out

Register your Interest

Thank you for your interest in becoming a treasurer with Brighton and Hove Speak Out. We are a local independent advocacy charity that works alongside people with learning disabilities to ensure that their voices are heard whilst supporting people to develop skills and confidence to address the issues and discrimination they face.

Our Vision

Our vision is a fairer world for people with learning disabilities in which they are listened to and have the same rights, choice and control over their lives as everyone else.

As treasurer you would work to ensure that all the finances and the supporting financial control systems are kept in order. You will not hold or maintain the financial records but will provide governance oversight and scrutiny to the finances and systems and support the CEO and staff with delegated duties in the financial management of the organisation.


Skills

Essential:

  • Qualified accountant (or significant financial experience) supported by demonstrable commercial awareness and knowledge.
  • Proven ability to analyse, communicate and explain financial information and consequences in a clear and accessible way.
  • A Team orientated approach to problem solving and to management.
  • Excellent analytical and evaluative skills, demonstrating both sound judgement and the willingness to make unpopular recommendations to the Board.
  • Committed to Speak Out’s work.

Desirable:

  • Experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes.
  • In addition to Finance and Accounting skills, experience in one or more areas; strategic planning, business management, learning disabilities, comms and campaigning, Trusts or other grant giving bodies particularly fund raising and legal knowledge.
  • Willingness to act as an ambassador to external bodies, charities and companies.
  • Volunteers with Speak Out must be friendly, supportive, and non-judgemental.

Benefits

  • Gain good awareness of advocacy and learning disability.
  • Experience of being a Trustee of a local charity.
  • An opportunity to make a big contribution to an important local cause.

Practical Considerations

Speak Out are based in central Brighton and is in easy reach of trains and buses. 

4 Board meetings a year, 4 subcommittee meetings, annual AGM, some other ad hoc engagements

When do I need to be available?

Details You will be required to attend four board meetings a year, plus extra Committee meetings and annual AGM.
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Where does this role take place?

The Brighthelm Centre
North Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 1YD

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
    fully accessible premises
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • 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