Trustee Treasurer with financial management skills

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Organisation: Abolish Empty Office Buildings

Location Bristol, Bristol, BS2 8QW
Where the role is based Mainly at the office
Travel limit We are happy to meet reasonable travel costs but cannot afford overnight accommodation.
Opportunity type Trustee/Governor
Reference number J55518

Opportunity description

Our Treasurer will provide financial oversight; liaise with suppliers of financial services such as the audit and book keeping; act as a signatory for payments; monitor the charity’s income and guide our financial planning and budgeting.

The role

Abolish Empty Office Buildings (AEOB) is a young charity tackling the local housing crisis by providing affordable homes through the conversion of empty office buildings.

Thanks to the enthusiastic response to a community share offer, 6 new households are already enjoying the security of their new homes and establishing a community.

We are keen to develop our next project and are inviting people who share our vision to join and strengthen our Board of Directors.

As a Director/Trustee you will play a vital role in overseeing our governance. You will work with a small and dedicated Board of Directors and volunteer Steering Group.

We are a hands-on, practical charity, entirely run by volunteers. The Board meets twice a month, 6.30 -8.30pm, usually in central Bristol courtesy of Askew Cavanna Architects.

We are seeking a Treasurer to provide financial oversight; liaise with suppliers of financial services such as the audit and book keeping; to act as a signatory for payments; monitor the charity’s income and guide our financial planning and budgeting.

This is a varied and rewarding role where you will see tangible results from your action. Joining us at this early stage will give you the opportunity to shape future projects and guide the charity’s development.

We particularly encourage applicants with a background in financial management and experience of social housing and share issues.

Abolish Empty Office Buildings (AEOB) is a Community Benefit Society with charitable status. We are regulated only by the FCA via the Industrial Provident Society structure, and are registered with HMRC as charitable for tax purposes.

Any appointment will be subject to suitable references and DBS checks. AEOB is committed to equality of opportunity.

Required skills

  • Property management / relocation
  • Financial management
  • Business development
  • General management
  • Volunteer management
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning

Person description

We are inviting people who share our vision for affordable homes to join and strengthen our Board of Directors.

As a Director/Trustee you will play a vital role in overseeing our governance.

You will work with a small and dedicated Board of Directors and volunteer Steering Group.

This Treasurer role is not like conventional charity roles because of the registration with the FCA, our share issue and our responsibilities to our tenants. 

Applicants with experience of social housing, share issues and enterprise models are particularly welcome. 

Abolish Empty Office Buildings (AEOB) is a Community Benefit Society with charitable status. We are regulated only by the FCA via the Industrial Provident Society structure, and are registered with HMRC as charitable for tax purposes.

What impact the opportunity will have

Abolish Empty Office Buildings (AEOB) is a very young charity so our Trustees, and particularly our Treasurer, have the opportunity to shape and guide the charity from an early stage. It is also an ambitious charity tackling enormous local need which makes for a dynamic and rewarding volunteering experience.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

Homelessness and poor housing are shocking issues which touch our lives and can seem overwhelming. Volunteering with AEOB is a chance to do something about it in a truly practical way. You will see the fruits of your labours and meet local individuals and families whose lives are dramatically improved as a result of the time and expertise you have gifted.

Time commitment

Mostly outside office hours

We are a hands-on, entirely volunteer run charity. The Board currently meets twice a month, 6.30 - 8.30 pm, usually in central Bristol.

Other details

We usually use the space at  Askew Cavanna Architects.

If you would like to learn more, or have an informal discussion about this role (or other ways you can get involved), please contact us via the Reach Volunteering website.