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About the organisation


A world where the sharing of cultures and ideas is embraced, celebrated and lived.


ICYE UK works with people who see volunteering abroad as a chance to broaden their horizons and

develop themselves as individuals through intercultural learning.

Inter Cultural Youth Exchange UK (ICYE UK) was set up in 1993 to promote inter-cultural understanding, peace and cooperation. We believe that local community action can have a global reach and positively affect the world we live in. ICYE UK is part of a federation of over 30 countries that promotes intercultural exchange and understanding between young people through voluntary placements overseas, including social and environmental projects in a range of countries in South America, Africa and Asia. We believe in the importance of reciprocal exchange and host roughly 50 international volunteers in the UK every year.

About the role

We are now seeking to appoint a motivated Treasurer to join our enthusiastic and diverse Board of

Trustees. As a Trustee, you will be responsible for overseeing the strategic/financial direction and

governance of ICYE UK and will work with a dynamic team who support over 50 volunteers every

year.The trustees meet monthly online for an hour's meeting. We would expect the Treasurer to meet to commit to regular interaction with the manager and oversea the finances (approximately 5 hours a


What are we looking for? We are looking for someone who can:

  • Provide support to staff and board in relation to financial matters, including budgeting, tracking

  • actuals, forecasting, and analysis of financial trends.

  • Advise on accounting software which currently needs updating.

  • Ensure the financial sustainability of the organisation is considered as part of all decision making

  • Report on the finances to membership at the end of the year and assist in preparation of annual

  • accounts

Our ideal candidate

 The ideal Treasurer will:

  • Be able to support implementing the above in collaboration with others on the board.

  • Have knowledge and experience of governance and management, either within an international volunteering charity, or in another role that is applicable to the post would be advantageou

  • Have an understanding of charity and/or company finances,

  • An accountant or experienced bookkeeper would be desirable but not essential.

  • Be committed and driven by ICYE UK’s values and vision, and committed to understanding the importance of cultural exchange in education and personal development.

What’s in it for you

Trusteeship is a challenging and brilliant way to volunteer your time and skills to an organisation, build

upon your strengths and expand your skillset. It is very helpful for career development. Through being a part of ICYE, you will have the opportunity to work with a dedicated and passionate team who are

committed to delivering unique volunteering opportunities for young people all around the world. Now

more than ever, it is important to build peace and understanding across cultures and through volunteering your time to be part of ICYE’s board, you will help to support this mission. There will also be opportunities to meet some of the volunteers that ICYE supports, so you can see first-hand the fantastic impact that the organisation has.

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Apply by

20 Nov 2023







Time commitment

1-3 hours per week
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