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About the organisation

Elayos exists to bring compassion, support and advocacy to vulnerable and isolated birthing people in Birmingham. As a charity, we come alongside, build relationships, listen and equip with the information needed to empower our clients to have a positive and informed pregnancy, birth and postnatal period.


Our staff and volunteers offer continuity of care as we assist with emotional, practical and physical needs, predominantly in the form of Doula and Baby Bank support. Where appropriate, we signpost and collaborate with other organisations to ensure that the greatest range of support is given.


As a charity we are particularly interested in increasing the diversity of our board. We are especially interested in hearing from individuals representative of the communities in which we work. This includes people from BAME, disability and LGBTQ+ communities.


In addition to increasing the diversity of our board Elayos aims to recruit board members who cover a wide range of skill sets. In particular those with a background in strategy, EDI, risk management and finance.

About the role

Key Objectives


As the Elayos Treasurer you will oversee all accounts for Elayos Charity along with the Co-Founder. You will make sure that all accounting records are appropriately kept and that every reported result complies with charity and other accounting standards and legislation. Part of your duties includes coordinating and managing the preparation of budget and financial forecasts, quarterly reports for trustee meetings, preparing monthly statements, and other regular financial reports. It’s also a role where you must ensure the Elayos staff team operates with a robust control environment and being the go-to contact for all external auditors.


You will work alongside Trustees and the Co-founders to create risk minimisation plans. You will ensure all financial systems are fit for purpose, are maintained, and can spot any potential areas for improvement.


Key areas of responsibility:

  • Coordinating the preparation of budget and financial forecasting and reporting any variances

  • Preparing and publishing all financial statements to meet the requirements of the trustees, Charity Commission, and key funds providers

  • Creating reports (annual and monthly) which identifies results, trends, and forecasts

  • Ensuring all transactions are authorised, recorded, filed, and reported properly

  • Making sure reporting meets compliant standards with statutory law and financial regulations including charity reporting requirements

  • Documenting business processes and accounting policies to maintain internal controls

  • Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate reserves policy

  • Collating and submitting gift aid claims.

  • Streamlining and improving all operations and accounting systems

  • Overseeing the audit process and liaising with external personnel where required

  • Support the business with the financial strategy fundraising strategy and decision-making processes

Our ideal candidate

Key Skills


The treasurer is expected to have incredible analytical, numerical, and problem-solving skills. They should have strong personal and communication skills alongside confident leadership skills.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Experience

  • Qualified, or part-qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA, AAT Level 4 or equivalent)

  • Experience using and configuring online systems accounting and budgeting systems

  • Strong knowledge and experience of Excel

  • Experience of charity and fund accounting

What’s in it for you

You will be joining Elayos at an exciting time and can be involved in helping us as we prepare to grow and expand. Elayos has grown significantly over the past year and our plans and dreams for the future don't stop there! There will be plently of oppourtunities to network and connect with inspiring individuals across the staff and board of Trustees whilst hearing the stories of how Women and birthing peoples expeiences have improved with our support.

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Treasurer and Trustee


Apply by

23 Apr 2024







Time commitment

0-5 hours per month
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