How About Joining Us at Trust Links as our Treasurer?
Trust Links is an innovative and expanding local independent mental health and wellbeing charity, transforming lives in South Essex. We are seeking a person to join our trustee board as a treasurer who wants to use their skills and experience to help us make a difference to people’s lives. Trustees are unpaid directors of the charity, who work together to oversee the strategy, direction and aims of the organisation on behalf of its members. The treasurer has specific responsibility for:
- Maintaining an overview of the organisation's financial affairs
- Monitoring and reporting on the financial health of the organisation
- Overseeing the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits
- Ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained
We work with 1,000 people per year through: four Growing Together community garden projects providing therapeutic horticulture and positive activities for adults with mental health, mild learning disabilities and school groups; REACH Recovery College working in partnership with local agencies to provide psycho educational and vocational training and peer support for adults with mental health problems; and our carers service which provides counselling, listening support and peer support groups for unpaid carers in Southend as part of the Carers Hub.
We have grown significantly since our foundation in 2000 and have ambitious plans for further expansion and development. Trustees play a crucial role in setting and supporting Trust Links’s strategy. In particular we are looking for people with financial qualifications and experience of financial management.
Previous board/trustee experience is not necessary and we welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds.
Trustees meet for 2 hours every other month and have an annual awayday in September. Some additional time is required to read the papers and there are a range of opportunities to get involved in Trust Links’s work should you have the time and wish to do more. The treasurer is also required to attend the Finance Sub Committee meeting in between each trustee board meeting. Trustees will get a full induction and ongoing training and can claim out of pocket expenses.
If you feel you would be suitable, please apply direct or contact Jess Dodman at AJ Chambers.
Treasurer - South Essex