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About the organisation

Soul Kitchen's purpose is to enable people to move away from life on the streets.  We want to create a positive future for those experiencing homelessness and hardship.  As an organisation we are inclusive, nonjudgemental and caring, we demonstrate mutual trust and respect, and we provide dignified upport to those in need.


We provide a weekly open Drop In where we supply hot meals, toiletries and clothing, and offer some respite from life on the streets. We offer a safe space and a sense of community to all who attend.

We provide emergency food parcels to those in need. We support those in temporary accommodation with emergency food and clothing parcels and support them when they move into permanent accommodation.


We also currently offer 4 cooking groups each week ( two in Ellesmere Port and two in Chester) where small groups learn cookery and numeracy skills, build self confidence and self esteem, and learn to work as part of a team. These sessions also allow us to build trust with those who attend, which in turn enables us to support them better.

 

We are looking to set up a social enterprise venture this year, based around cookery skills and the employment of those who have attended our 'Soul in a Bowl' cookery sessions.

About the role

We are looking for a Treasurer to lead on our financial affairs and to help us continue to provide this support and to develop our cookery skills programme, Soul in a Bowl with a new social enterprise opportunity we are looking to set up mid 2024.


We are looking for a Treas urer with accountancy and finance experience to look after our financial affairs and join our Board of Trustees and to specifically to support us with budget forecasting, social enterprise set up and grant applications.


We are looking for somebody who ideally has:

  • knowledge and experience of current fundraising and finance practice relevant to small charities

  • knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management

  • good financial analysis skills

  • an ability to communicate clearly

Our ideal candidate

We are looking for somebody with experience of accountancy/auditing, financial management.

 

Estimate of time needed – 2 hours per week with additional support required to set up systems, budgets and to support preparing bids for grant funding.

 

Having a passion for the work of the charity is a must. For this role we are ideally looking for previous experience or an ability in:

  • reviewing financial records prepared by a book-keeper

  • working with operational teams to prepare and present an annual budget

  • liaising with auditors and reviewing financial statements

  • communicating financial information to those who may have little or no financial background

  • general financial issues

  • Charities SORP (optional)

The role of Treasurer is vitally important to our organisation. We need someone to lead on the financial affairs of the charity, but also to help shape our longer term strategy and ensure we remain viable in the future.

What’s in it for you

This is a voluntary role that offers the opportunity to give back to your community whilst gaining a wealth of transferrable personal and professional skills.

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Treasurer

Soul Kitchen Chester

Apply by

31 Mar 2024

Cause

Cause

Location

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Role-type

Trustee

Time commitment

1-3 hours per week
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