Treasurer for Disability Resource Centre

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Organisation: Disability Resource Centre

Location Birmingham, West Midlands, B33 0LD
Where the role is based Mainly at home, mainly at the office, or remote opportunity.
Travel limit No limit
Opportunity type Trustee/Governor
Reference number J55930

Opportunity description

The Disability Resource Centre (DRC), one of the leading disability organisations operating in Birmingham, Solihull and the wider West Midlands, is seeking a Treasurer to join their board.

The role

The Treasurer will oversee the financial matters of the charity and its subsidiaries in line with good practice and in accordance with the governing document and legal requirements, and report to the Board of Trustees at regular intervals about the financial health of the organisation.

The Treasurer will ensure that effective financial measures, controls and procedures are put in place, and are appropriate for the charity and its subsidiaries.

In addition to the general Treasurer responsibilities, the organisation have exciting new projects to develop social enterprises and the appointed person will be able to be part of these from the very beginning of their development.

Required skills

  • Accountancy
  • Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management
  • Business development
  • Business advice / analysis

Person description

The ideal candidate should have the following skills, attitudes and experience:

Essential: 

  • A strong empathy with our mission to empower disabled people and those with long term health conditions
  • Proven financial management qualifications, skills, and expertise
  • An interest in financial management in the not-for personal-profit sector 
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of our work and ambitions

 

Desirable:

  • A background in social enterprises would be an advantage

What impact the opportunity will have

Providing your sound financial management to the organisation will enable us to continue carrying out our mission of empowering disabled people and those with long term health conditions.

You will also help us to develop and increase our services through social enterprising projects, which will allow us to provide further support to our beneficiaries and hopefully extend our services to those that need them. 

Overall, the organisation is going through a lot of growth and development and the role will definitely have a commercially focused impact on the plans.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

This is a great opportunity to be part of a forward thinking organisation with a fantastic cause. You will have the chance to get involved with exciting new projects related to social enterprising and given that we are a £1m turnover organisation, this allows greater flexibility for the person appointed to be a part of various areas and not constrained to the financial aspects of the role. This role will enable you to learn a great deal about the world of disability, you will work alongside a diverse workforce and will have a unique experience of working in user led organisation.

Time commitment

Either in or out of office hours

Once a month, up to 6 board meetings and up to 6 sub group meetings per year dependent on remit. One AGM. 7 meetings in total.

Other details

Additional application instructions

Please provide your CV, along with a covering letter stating why you wish to work for the organisation, how your skills and experience would add value to the board and meet the person description above. Applications must be made via Reach in the first instance. If you would like to have a preliminary phone call with someone from DRC to discuss the role further Reach can arrange this for you.