North West UK
Posted about a year ago
Closes 27/07/2018

VSNW Purpose:

Working together to enable the voluntary community and social enterprise sector to positively shape the future of the North West.

VSNW Vision:

A North West where communities lead change.

VSNW Values:

Making Connections, Being Ingenious, Creating Change, Adding Value and Challenging Inequality.

Key Responsibility

  • Ensure sound financial management of VSNW

Primary Functions

  • Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice
  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.
  • Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation
  • Work with the Trustee Board’s Resources Group in order to oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits


  • Liaise via, and chair, the Resources Group (comprised of one trustee, Chief Executive and VSNW’s finance associate) to ensure the financial viability of the organisation
  • Make fellow trustees aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them
  • Regularly report the financial position at trustee board meetings (balance sheet, cash flow, fundraising performance, etc)
  • Oversee the production of an annual budget and propose its adoption at the last meeting of the previous financial year
  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place
  • Appraising the financial viability of plans, proposals and feasibility studies.
  • Lead on appointing and liaising with auditors/an independent examiner

Person Specification

Essential Experience

  • Knowledge of financial management
  • Good financial analysis skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly

Desired Experience

  • Knowledge and experience of current and fundraising finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations
  • Appreciation of the nature of membership based organisations

Personal Characteristics

  •  Belief in the value and role of voluntary and community activity
  •  Passion for positive social change
  •  Personal alignment with the purpose and values of VSNW


  •  Quarterly Board Meetings (4 x 0.5 days per annum)
  •  Board Development Days (2 x 1 days per annum)
  •  Annual General Meeting (1 day per annum)
  •  Resources Group Meetings/work (4 x 1 hour teleconferences) plus preparation/potential follow-on actions

To apply (Closing date: 27th July 2018)

To express your interest in the role of Treasurer for VSNW, please send your CV and a letter of application outlining your suitability.

Please send CV and application letter to Warren Escadale, Chief Executive: VSNW, St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester M12 6FZ or email: Potential applicants are welcome to contact the Chief Executive; please contact Warren in the first instance: 07753 147664.