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About the organisation


Building a Wales where all children and young people have all their rights fulfilled.



Children in Wales – Plant yng Nghymru is the national representative membership organisation for individuals and organisations from all sectors who work with children, young people and families in Wales. Our membership is drawn from the public-, charitable/not-for-profit- and independent-sectors. Our work will be underpinned by a collaborative approach, which facilitates opportunities for our members, children and young people.


We will work towards our vision in collaboration with our members by:

  • Campaigning for the full adoption and implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child at every level of Welsh society.

  • Challenging inequalities and promoting equity for all children and young people across Wales.

  • Bringing together and amplifying a collective voice for transformational change at a policy level within Wales.

  • Promoting and supporting the participation of children and young people within decision-making structures at all levels of government within Wales

  • Providing a platform for the sharing of innovative practice across Wales.

  • Advocating for the children’s sector(s) on priority areas.

  • Providing learning and development opportunities for the cross-sector children’s professional workforce.

  • Undertaking and disseminating research across our membership

About the role

The Treasurer is responsible for supporting the Trustee Board to oversee the financial running of the charity in line with good practice and in accordance with our governing document and legal requirements. The Treasurer chairs the Finance & Human Resources Committee, which reports to the full Board of Trustees, commenting on the financial information produced by the organisation’s Leadership team, and providing guidance for the Trustees. The Treasurer plays an important role with the other Trustees in strategic planning as well as providing support and advice to the Finance & Operations Director, ensuring that appropriate measures, controls and procedures are in place. The Treasurer also provides an overview of the organisation’s finances at the AGM each year.


The Treasurer should expect to attend 8 trustee meetings per year (2 per quarter) plus our AGM. Meetings are around 2-3 hours each, either in person (in Cardiff) or online via Teams. The Treasurer is an appointed trustee and can serve for up to two three year terms of office.

Our ideal candidate

Knowledge/Experience 

  • At least 3 years’ experience of financial analysis and budgeting. 
  • Partly or fully qualified Accountant, or with equivalent experience. 
  • Experience of and an understanding of regulations and compliance in terms of financial reporting under Charities SORP, including charity VAT. 
  • Non-executive or trustee experience on a board of management or similar governing body of an organisation of similar size is desirable


Skills, abilities and personal qualities

  • A commitment to the aims and objectives of Children in Wales - while a detailed knowledge of children’s rights is not a requirement of the role for a treasurer, we are looking for a candidate who will bring both financial expertise and a passion for improving outcomes for babies, children and young people in Wales. 
  • Good independent judgement, integrity, objectivity and accountability to the organisation 
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship 
  • An ability to effectively contribute to the decision-making process 
  • Ability to work as part of a small team. 
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort 
  • Willingness and ability to be available to staff and committee members occasionally for support, advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis.


What’s in it for you

‘This is an exciting time for Children in Wales. We are developing our new strategy, working to maximise our impact to help ensure that children across Wales access their rights. Financial stability and security are vital if we are to achieve our goals. Our treasurer - backed by our strong professional team - has a key role to play. Please think of joining us.’ Helen Mary Jones, Chair, Children in Wales


Our current Treasurer is stepping down after serving six years - two terms of office. Our trustee board is made up of up to 12 individuals representing all sectors of our membership, all working together towards the organisation's goal of Building a Wales where all children and young people have all their rights fulfilled.

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Children in Wales

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31 Oct 2024







Time commitment

0-5 hours per month
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