COVID-19

We know that COVID-19 is having a serious impact on the lives of women and children. The outreach service is currently providing telephone and email support to women experiencing abuse at home. You can call 08454 103123 for telephone support and advice. If it is not suitable or safe to call, you can email on sunflower@wa-support.co.uk. We will respond within 2-3 working days. Please leave safe contact details and times for us to get back to you.

Trustee Treasurer wanted

PWA is seeking a Treasurer to work alongside the Chief Executive Officer, Chair and Trustees to ensure we’re using our resources in the best possible way to help survivors of Domestic Abuse in Peterborough.

We’re looking for someone who has financial management or accountancy experience, who shares our ethos and can work effectively and make decisions as part of a team.

Whether you are an experienced trustee or wanting to take your first step at Board level, if you feel that you can meet these challenges, we’d like to hear from you.

In particular, we’re looking for people with some or all of the following:

Knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Financial management/Accountancy/previous Treasurer experience
  • An understanding of the communities with whom PWA works
  • A basic knowledge or experience of how charities operate
  • An understanding of how management committees operate
  • Knowledge of charities’ financial requirements

Desirable

  • Experience of being a charity trustee
  • A willingness to learn about different areas that trustees are responsible for e.g. Personnel or Health and Safety
  • Knowledge or experience of fundraising, volunteer management, project management

Skills

  • Financial qualifications
  • The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences
  • Ability to analyse data both numerical and written and make informed decisions which reflect the data provided
  • Ability to present financial information in an accessible manner to trustees
  • Ability to advise trustees on their financial responsibilities
  • Ability to build relationships and make others feel valued and appreciated
  • A basic level of digital skill but which includes access to and ability to use a smart phone, send and receive emails, use of the internet and the ability to attend virtual meetings through video conferencing

Attitude

  • Being prepared to make unpopular recommendations to the board
  • Willingness to keep updated with any new legislation or statutory guidance on charities’ financial responsibilities/requirements
  • Ability and willingness to meet deadlines
  • A commitment to the ethos of the charity
  • A commitment to honesty, integrity and confidentiality
  • A commitment to team working and decision through consensus
  • An active listener, respectful of different views but prepared to challenge respectfully as required
  • Reliable
  • A willingness to learn about and understand all areas of the organisation’s work
  • A willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis

General

  • Willingness to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check every three years
  • A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check
  • No spent or unspent convictions for financial crimes

This is a voluntary position, but expenses are reimbursed. You will be required for a minimum of 8 meetings and two away days per year. All meetings and away days are currently being held online via video-conferencing, however this will change once restrictions lift.

We aim to ensure that the environment for all of our volunteers at PWA is as safe as possible. Therefore, due to the nature of some discussions and work that trustees may be asked to contribute to, we ask that those applicants with lived experience, have not accessed VAWG services for at least two years.

COMMITMENT:  8 meetings Board meetings and two away-days per year. Three-year term, with a maximum of two terms.

Please request an application form from clare.taylor@wa-support.co.uk If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you (electronically). If you need the documents in any other format (large print, tape or braille), please do let us know.

Unfortunately, we do not accept CVs for Trustee positions.

PWA values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination of all forms. We encourage and welcome applications from women of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from minoritised women and younger women. We also welcome applicants with lived experience of VAWG services.

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role.

No agencies.