About the organisation
Our vision is one of a society in which the deaf community is fully included: able to contribute to community and access services with confidence and ease.
Together we want to help overcome the barriers faced daily by the deaf community, supporting them to live healthy, happy, fulfilled lives, in a world where there are equal opportunities for all.
Our mission is to provide a high quality, well-functioning and funded centre as a base for services, projects and activities that involve and support deaf people to live happy and fulfilling lives, achieving and celebrating in families and communities. We strive to be committed, dependable, innovative, inclusive and approachable. We aim to establish and sustain our organisation as a beacon of excellence, hope, opportunity, integrity and high quality in all aspects of operation.
About the role
Join our board of trustees and:
• Monitor the financial standing of the charity and report to the Board regarding cash-flow forecasting, income streams, out-going expenses and the overarching strategic management of the organisation’s financial resources.
• Oversee the charity’s financial risk-management process and report financial health to the board of trustees at regular intervals.
• Act as a counter signatory on cheques and applications to funders and ensure that annual accounts are submitted to all relevant regulators in a timely fashion.
• Liaise with external auditors on financial issues and ensuring that the organsiation’s finances are responsibly managed/invested for the betterment of the organisation’s work and the community we serve.
As Treasurer you will work closely with our Senior Managers and Chair, and attend bi-monthly finance and risk management sub-committee meetings. You will also be required to attend quarterly Board meetings. The majority of meetings are held on Zoom removing the need to travel.
Our ideal candidate
• Qualified accountant with demonstrated commercial awareness and knowledge.
• Competent use of IT skills.
• Proven ability to communicate and explain financial information to members of the Board and other stakeholders.
• Analytical and evaluation skills, demonstrating good judgement.
• Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
• Good communication and leadership skills
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience of charity fundraising.
• Dedicated to the organisation’s cause and objectives and willing to act as the charity’s ambassador to external bodies, charities and companies.
What’s in it for you
The chance to make a difference to the deaf community in Greater Manchester and ensure our much-needed services are sustained! Maybe you are a deaf person who wants to network with other deaf professionals and be involved in a deaf charity? Or you might be a hearing person who wants to become more deaf aware, and learn more about the deaf community? Maybe you have personal experience of deafness having deaf parents and/or deaf children?
We are a friendly, diverse, enthusiastic and welcoming Board of both deaf and hearing Trustees. We will provide the support you need as you get to know us, the staff team and learn more about Manchester Deaf Centre and its finances.
Being a Trustee is a great way of meeting new people, adding diverse experience to your CV, learning about how a charity is run, developing skills in leadership and strategic thinking and increasing your professional networks.
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