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About the organisation

Keynsham Foodbank was established in September 2013 under the Trussell Trust food bank network banner. The food bank covers and serves the needs of those in food crisis for Keynsham, Saltford, some nearby villages, and Chew Valley and a small part of neighbouring South Gloucestershire. We have three distribution centres throughout the area.

Keynsham Foodbank is entirely run by volunteers, there are no employed/paid staff.

About the role

Keynsham Foodbank are looking for an organised and proactive individual, with a strong finance background, to provide support to the food bank in the role of treasurer. This role involves leading on the financial affairs of the foodbank and ensuring that they are conducted within the required legal, accounting and good practice conventions.

 

Treasurer Responsibilities:

• Ensure the trustee board fulfils its financial responsibilities.

• Ensure that the food bank has proper systems for budgeting, financial control, insurance, and reporting.

• Inform the trustee board members of the finances of the food bank by written report, at least on a quarterly basis ensuring that the board have a clear picture of the financial health of the food bank.

• Ensure that financial reports:

- Are comprehensible and properly discussed at trustee board meetings.

- Are provided in the proper format and at the proper time, as required by the relevant charity regulator body (Charity Commission of England & Wales, Charity Commission of Northern Island or OSCR etc).

- Have properly appointed auditors or independent examiners (on income over £25k).

- Are reported on an annual basis at annual general meetings (AGMs).

• To ensure the Trustee board develop a long-term strategy for the food bank with clear objectives which can be monitored and adapted.

 

Other responsibilities, along with the board of trustees, include:

• To work alongside the trustee board to ensure the organisation’s financial dealings are systematically accounted for and on time, independently examined (on income over £25k) and made publicly available when necessary.

• Ensure your charity is accountable, actively complying with statutory accounting and reporting requirements and the law.

• To ensure appropriate financial plans are in place for future budget allocations as well as looking after contractual agreements with external partners that award money for core costs and additional projects.

• To help promote the organisation to a wider audience of potential funders and beneficiaries.

• To ensure the food bank has appropriate procedures to: comply with current legislation and good practice; including employment, health and safety, equal opportunities, safeguarding & GDPR compliance/data protection etc.

• Act with reasonable care and skill, giving your time, thought and energy to your role.

• To serve as an additional promoter of the food bank in the community.

 

Trustees are expected to attend 4 board meetings each year, these may be in person but can also take place on Zoom.

Our ideal candidate

Skills

  • Team player
  • An interest in the local community
  • Sympathetic to the work of the food bank and compassionate to others.
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Keen to participate in the food bank decision making process.

Experience

  • Financial accounting and reporting procedures.
  • Communicating financial information to those who may have little or no financial background
  • Keeping all financial records up to date (book-keeping)

 

What’s in it for you

  • Using your existing skills to make a difference.
  • Meet new people who share your passion to eradicate poverty in the local community.
  • Make a real difference to the running of the food bank.
  • Gaining valuable experience in the role of a trustee.
  • Becoming part of a motivated team in your community.
  • Building experience in decision making.

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Treasurer trustee for Keynsham Foodbank

Keynsham Foodbank

Apply by

17 Feb 2023

Cause

Cause

Location

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Role-type

Trustee

Time commitment

3-7 hours per week
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