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About the organisation

Think Malawi is a volunteer-led charity, based in the UK, which funds grassroots education projects in Malawi. Founded in 2011, Think Malawi works with grassroots Malawian NGOs to improve access to education. The charity focuses on raising funds for sustainable community projects designed to uplift and empower the young Malawian people, creating lasting impact. Previous projects have included; classroom construction, a feeding programme, water sanitation projects, and the provision of reusable sanitary pads and changing rooms in schools. For more information please visit Think Malawi and follow on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter. The charity is formed of eight trustee roles, and a network of volunteers and supporters.

About the role

As a small charity, the Treasurer (as with all trustees) is expected to provide direction to volunteers, and to take on tasks relating to the running of the charity. The charity operates in an efficient style, making full use of digital tools, in order to keep the time demands of trustees to a reasonable level. This structure enables speedy decision making, a nimble, innovative approach to its projects and openness to ideas.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.
  • Oversee the production of the Annual Accounts by the finance volunteer,prepare the Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts
  • Arrange for the agreement, review and sign off on the Annual Report and Accounts by trustees and independent examiner, and their submission to the Charity Commission within ten months of the year end
  • Advise fellow Trustees on a regular basis (and as a minimum quarterly) of the financial status of the charity and where necessary recommend appropriate action.
  • Create and present management accounts to the trustees every by-monthly meeting
  • Maintain budgetary oversight with Chairman and other Trustees
  • Ensure the charity complies with legislative and regulatory requirements with regards to financial matters, and acts within the confines of its governing document and in furtherance of organisational activities contained therein.
  • Maintain sound financial management of the charity’s resources, ensuring expenditure is in line with the agreed budget and investment activities meet accepted standards and policies.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient administration of the charity and its resources, striving for best practice in good governance.
  • Promote and develop the charity in order for it to grow and maintain its relevance to society.
  • Provide strategic advice to the charity and its programmes in Malawi
  • To be an active board member
  • Along with other trustees, ensure the charity complies with its governing document and its legal obligations
  • Participate in fundraising projects
  • Work with volunteers and stakeholders in the UK and Malawi

Onboarding and guidance are provided and we pride ourselves on providing a warm welcome to all new team members.

Our ideal candidate

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.
  • Oversee the production of the Annual Accounts by the finance volunteer,prepare the Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts
  • Arrange for the agreement, review and sign off on the Annual Report and Accounts by trustees and independent examiner, and their submission to the Charity Commission within ten months of the year end
  • Advise fellow Trustees on a regular basis (and as a minimum quarterly) of the financial status of the charity and where necessary recommend appropriate action.
  • Create and present management accounts to the trustees every by-monthly meeting
  • Maintain budgetary oversight with Chairman and other Trustees
  • Ensure the charity complies with legislative and regulatory requirements with regards to financial matters, and acts within the confines of its governing document and in furtherance of organisational activities contained therein.
  • Maintain sound financial management of the charity’s resources, ensuring expenditure is in line with the agreed budget and investment activities meet accepted standards and policies.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient administration of the charity and its resources, striving for best practice in good governance.
  • Promote and develop the charity in order for it to grow and maintain its relevance to society.
  • Provide strategic advice to the charity and its programmes in Malawi
  • To be an active board member
  • Along with other trustees, ensure the charity complies with its governing document and its legal obligations
  • Participate in fundraising projects
  • Work with volunteers and stakeholders in the UK and Malaw

Essential knowledge/skills

  • Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management (as necessary)
  • Financial analysis skills
  • Dedicated to the organisation’s cause and objectives and willing to act as the charity’s ambassador to external bodies, charities and companies.
  • Willingness to be hands on in projects you're involved in
  • A positive approach
  • Enthusiastic
  • Self-motivated

What’s in it for you

This is a chance to use your skills to make a direct impact to the lives of children in Malawi. In addition you will gain governance experience within a small charity, as well as with hands on project work and helping to administer the charity.

We develop strategies and roll out programmes hand in hand with the projects we support. You will provide strategic input, practical support and advice to the charity and its programmes, as well as hands on support as needed.

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Treasurer

Think Malawi

Apply by

31 Mar 2024

Cause

Cause

Location

Location

Role-type

Trustee

Time commitment

1-3 hours per week
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