Trustee opportunity: CBRL Honorary Treasurer

CBRL seeks to appoint a new Honorary Treasurer from March 2024. Interested applicants should submit expressions of interest by Friday, 1 March 2024.

Working with the Chair, Honorary Secretary, Chair of the Research Committee, Trustees and Senior Leadership team, the role of the new Hon Treasurer involves: 

  • overseeing the strategic financial management of the charity to ensure that CBRL achieves a financially sustainable position and builds appropriate reserves; 
  • overseeing and presenting budgets, internal management accounts and annual financial statements to trustees; 
  • involvement, with management and other Hon Officers, in strategic planning and in the presentation of plans to potential funders and stakeholders; 
  • leading in the trustees’ duty to ensure that proper accounting records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place; 
  • board-level liaison with the external auditor; 
  • chairing the Finance & Governance Sub-Committee; 
  • supporting fundraising and sustainability initiatives to secure the future of CBRL.

Essential person skills and qualifications include:

  • the ability to communicate clearly and explain financial information to Trustees and other stakeholders;
  • accountancy qualifications or strong business finance experience;
  • analytical and evaluation skills, demonstrating good judgment; 
  • understanding of financial controls, systems and procedures;
  • knowledge of charity SORP and charity law and regulation, or willingness to learn;
  • understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship and company directorship; and
  • the candidate must be a British citizen or resident in the UK.

The time commitment is circa two to three days per month for a term of four years. Trustee meetings are in London (hybrid format) held four times a year.

Please send an email setting out your interest in the role, attaching a CV, to the CBRL Executive Officer, via email at [email protected]. Informal preliminary enquiries may be made to the new CBRL Chair, John Shakeshaft, at [email protected]

The successful candidate will be co-opted before future election. CBRL membership is a requirement.

Full specifications are downloadable here.