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About the organisation

We are a small UK charity with a team of volunteers supporting healthcare in rural South-West Uganda. Our main beneficiary is Bwindi Community Hospital. You can learn more about their challenging and inspiring work here -


REACH Bwindi was established by current and former UK volunteers from Bwindi Community Hospital and Uganda Nursing School Bwindi. Our trustees and volunteers are enthusiastic and passionate about supporting the work of the hospital, and in helping them to achieve their vision of ‘a healthy and productive community free from preventable disease and with excellent health services accessible to all’. We have witnessed the difference that good quality healthcare can make to the lives of the rural remote communities that the hospital serves.

About the role

If you have experience in charity finance or an enthusiasm to learn, and you want to help make a real difference to lives in a low-resource setting, this could be a perfect role for you!


You would join us in the essential role of treasurer, keeping accounts and claiming Gift Aid throughout the year (average time commitment 2 to 4 hours per month). Annually, you would prepare the annual accounts for submission to the Charities Commission of England and Wales (average time commitment 6 to 10 hours).

It is possible to work fully from home. You would be required to attend one annual online meeting, to present the annual accounts to Trustees; you would be welcome to join the other quarterly meetings and an annual social event as desired.


Our current Treasurer has done an excellent job over the five years we have been registered as a charity. She is stepping down due to retirement and will offer a full handover to the incoming Treasurer.


Job Description

Summary: The treasurer ensures that the charity’s financial controls and procedures are in line with the requirements of the Charity Commission of England and Wales. They report annually and when requested, to the trustees about the financial status of the charity.


Treasurer role:

- Is conversant with new and existing financial legislation pertaining to the charity and advises trustees on any relevant requirements.

- Keeps a record of income and expenditure.

- Cashes cheques, and notes income from different streams, for example, JustGiving, Charities Aid Foundation.

- Earmarks specific donations for the purposes intended, for example, specific projects such as Sight4Bwindi.

- Liaises with HMRC; claims Gift Aid where appropriate.

- Communicates with the bank where appropriate.

- Sets up or verifies grants and payments, after approval from trustees.

- Advises trustees on the financial health of the charity, including providing summary updates if requested.

- Recruits, and liaises with, an independent auditor of internal accounts if required (currently, where annual income exceeds £25,000)

- Presents the annual accounts to trustees at a virtual (online) meeting and assists with their submission to the Charities Commission of England and Wales.

- Is welcome to join other quarterly meetings of trustees if desired.

- Is generally supportive of the work of the charity and adheres to the Volunteer Code of Conduct.

Our ideal candidate

Interest and enthuasiasm for learning about the charity and the projects that we support.

Skills in line with the job description above.

Experience in charity finance would be desirable but not essential.

What’s in it for you

The role of treasurer is essential for the charity to run smoothly. Our trustees and volunteers really value the contribution that our current treasurer makes to the charity. You would be making a real difference to the communities that the hospital serves and will be able to see that through feedback we receive from the hospital. You would be welcome to be as involved with other aspects of the charity if you wished.

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REACH Bwindi

Apply by

30 Nov 2023






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Time commitment

0-5 hours per month
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