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Seeking enthusiastic individual with a sound financial background to take on the role of treasurer

Finance volunteer needed for Abbeyfield Reading Society Ltd in RG1

Help our residents get the most out of life

Abbeyfield Reading is looking for an enthusiastic, volunteer trustee to act as our Treasurer to help us enhance the quality of life for older people. We believe that we all deserve to enjoy our later years and get the most out of life – whatever our individual circumstances. Our charity fulfils this mission at Abbeyfield House, a care home, where we offer care, support and services in a friendly home-from-home environment to 28 residents. Our team has been working very hard in the last few months to provide a high level of care during the COVID-19 crisis, protecting our residents and staff as much as possible.

As Treasurer you would be responsible for overseeing the financial matters of the charity in line with good practice and in accordance with the governing documents and legal requirements. Reporting to the board of trustees at regular intervals about the financial health of the organisation, you would ensure that effective financial measures, controls and procedures are in place. Additional responsibilities include pensions and adherence to Abbeyfield Quality Standards. Day-to-day accounting is done by an administrator using the Xero package.

We’re looking for someone with a sound financial background. The role would take a few hours of your time each week and the board meets four times a year. The previous Treasurer is available to carry out a full handover and provide support.

We will require references and we’ll need to conduct a DBS check.

About Abbeyfield Reading:

Abbeyfield Reading is a member of Abbeyfield, one of the largest voluntary sector UK-wide providers of housing and care for older people, committed to alleviating loneliness while maintaining independence. Volunteers are vital in helping us provide support, care and friendship.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity please contact the Chair, Kathy Davis by email kas_davis@yahoo.co.uk or call on 07767 796887. The deadline for applications is 10 October 2020.

Contact person firstname
Kathy Davis, Chair
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
07767 796887
Mobile?
07767 796887
Location address line 1
Abbeyfield House
Line 2
11 Maitland Road
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG1 6NL

Location description
Work from home and attending meetings
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Wed AMSat AM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Trustee meetings usually held during the day, times to suit trustees
Task type?
Finance
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific roleSelf organised/motivatedAnalytical thinkingPrecise and methodicalBusiness orientatedGood sense of humourSupportiveCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Induction
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
From previous Treasurer and other Trustees
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Reasonable expenses are payable
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
25
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
1
Opportunity added on
29 September 2020