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About the organisation

Street Paws believes in a society where pet owners facing homelessness never have to choose between their much loved pet and a safe place to sleep.

Our Mission

To remove the barriers that prevent pet owners experiencing homelessness from accessing support, accommodation and resources with their pet. To champion the physical and psychological health benefits that pet ownership brings and to advocate for the importance of maintaining these valuable relationships even when faced with homelessness.

About the role

Street Paws is led and governed by a Board of volunteer Trustees. The Board's role is to define the strategy, approve business plans, monitor results and ensure legal compliance. The treasurer is a member of the board with specific responsibilities for ensuring Street Paws is financially robust and compliant as well as ensuring it is strategically positioned to deliver its objectives.


Why join us?

  • Meaningful Impact: your financial oversight will directly contribute to the continued growth and effectiveness of the charity, positively impacting the lives of those we serve.

  • Flexible commitment: With an approximate time commitment of 8-10 hours per month this role offers flexibility to accommodate your schedule will still making a significant difference in our organisation.

  • Collaborative environment: Work alongside dedicated peers and volunteers who share your passion.


Key Responsibilies:

  • Financial management: oversee the financial operations including budgeting, financial reporting and fiscal planning.

  • Budget oversight:Collaborate with the board to develop and monitor annual budgets ensuring alignment with our mission and strategic goals.

  • Fundraising support: Assist in developing fundraising strategies and inititatives to support our programmes and services including grant applications

  • Compliance and Governance: Ensure compliance with financial regulations and best practices for non-profit organisations.


Time commitment

Board meetings last approximately 2 hours every Quarter, some time is also required in preparing for meetings and other ad hoc communications. Specific skill sets may be called upon to support the charity and trustees may be called upon to research/read/present or guide the board meetings regarding that topic. Board meetings are remote at present.

Our ideal candidate

  • Financial expertise: Demonstrated expertise in financial management, accounting or related fields.

  • Commitment: Willingness to dedicate approximately 8-10 hours per month to fulfil the responsibilities of the role.

  • Team player: Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with fellow trustees, staff and volunteers.

A genuine commitment to our mission removing barriers that prevent people experiencing homelessness from accessing support, accommodation and resources with their pet.

What’s in it for you

Your knowledge and experience will help us with our ambitious plans to continue to innovate and expand. You will play a critical role in our strategic decisions and developing future plans for Street Paws to counter homlessness. You will have an opportunity to use your expertise in benefit of our future strategy. We are going through a period of growth and by joining us as a trustee, you will be able to be an active part of the expansion of our services and witness first hand the impact of what we achieve.


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Finance Trustee / Treasurer

Street Paws

Apply by

17 May 2024







Time commitment

1-3 hours per week
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