VSNW are recruiting - Treasurer

VSNW is currently searching for a candidate to fulfill the role of Treasurer.

This role requires a candidate to:

  • 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

Full details for this role can be found here.

To apply (closing date: 18th August 2017)

To express your interest for this role, please send your CV and a letter of application outlining your suitibality.

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

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to meet the current board on 15th June, St Thomas Centre, between 12.30 and 3.30pm.