Top job! Board of Directors – Voluntary Positions

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd December 2019


  • Advertised from 4th November 2019

Role

Govan Community Project is seeking to recruit a new Treasurer and Secretary for its Board of Directors.

Our Mission

Govan Community Project aims to achieve social justice in the areas of Greater Govan by building a strong community based on equality, mutual respect, support and integration.

Our Vision

For everyone in our community to be safe, where people are valued and not judged and where people’s voices are heard in Govan and Scotland. We want a fairer immigration system, one which allows asylum seekers to have paid work. We want to live in a world where there is no racism, where people have a sense of belonging and everyone’s human rights are respected.

Board of Directors

We are looking to recruit new candidates for the positions of Treasurer & Secretary with the Board of Directors and invite applications from suitably experienced applicants. Detailed below are details of the specific skills and experience we are looking to recruit in each of the roles.

Training, support and induction processes will be provided for all new appointed Directors.

Treasurer

The Treasurer will be responsible for overseeing the organisation’s compliance with financial reporting and charity legislation and the solvency of the charity. Working with the Head of Charity and Finance Officer to ensure regular financial reporting to the Board and supporting the Board of Directors to examine and understand financial reports. We would particularly welcome candidates with an understanding of the voluntary sector and the challenges and opportunities of sustainability for community led organisations and those with experience in social enterprise development.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to develop their experience in charity accountancy and governance. Ideally candidates will be a qualified or trainee accountant however candidates with relevant experience in financial management would be considered. The successful candidate must have the skills and knowledge to be able to clarify and explain financial reports in a way that the non-finance board members would understand. The successful candidate must have knowledge of or be able to commit to attending training in charity governance and compliance.

The organisation has accounting, payroll management and management account reporting in place at an operational level and it is not expected that the Board member be involved in the day to day financial processes.

The role of Treasurer requires a minimum commitment of one day per month, with the flexibility to attend both daytime and evening meetings and the commitment to respond to communications in between meetings.

Previous knowledge/experience of charity financial governance is preferable although training and support will be provided.

A full role description is available for download.

Secretary

The Secretary will be responsible for ensuring all meetings are held and conducted according to the organisation’s Articles of Association. The Secretary will work closely with the Chair in preparing for and organising Board meetings, AGM’s and any EGM’s and supporting the Board of Directors to understand the responsibilities in compliance with company/charity law and legislation. Some of the administrative duties can be delegated to or conducted jointly with staff members.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to develop their experience in administration or business management at a governance and compliance level. Ideally candidates will be working or training in Law, HR, Administration or Business Management, however candidates with other relevant experience would be considered. The successful candidate must have knowledge of or be able to commit to attending training in charity governance and compliance.

The Secretary will be required to commit to a minimum of 1 day per month, with the flexibility to attend both daytime and evening meetings and the commitment to respond to communications in between meetings.

A full role description is available for download.

Application notes

Applicants should submit a CV outlining all relevant experience and detailing the applicant’s personal interest in the work of Govan Community Project and the position applied for to Traci Kirkland, Head of Charity, traci@govancommunityproject.org.uk. For an informal discussion on the role, contact Traci Kirkland, Head of Charity on 0141 445 3718/07443964017.

Following receipt of applications, shortlisted applicants will be contacted by the current Treasurer/Secretary for an initial discussion on the role.


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