Overview

We are looking for a Treasurer Trustee to join our small team to provide a strategic financial overview. Like all small independent charities, ongoing funding is a challenge and one of the board’s priorities is to ensure that the charity has sufficient funds to meet its priorities.

Main responsibilities:

·         Reporting on the financial health of the charity

·         Presenting quarterly management accounts to the trustees

·         Analysing financial data so the charity can best meet its aims

·         Explaining key risks or implications that may affect future strategies

·         Producing detailed budget projections

·         Compiling the financial section of the annual report

Ideally, we are looking for a Treasurer trustee who is an accountant or senior financial professional. However, anyone with demonstrable experience of budgets, management accounts and financial proposals would be very suitable.

Essential

·         Knowledge of statutory charity accounting procedures

·         Ability to work in a small team

·         Integrity and discretion when handling confidential information

·         Ability to maintain records and produce clear written and oral communications

·         Ability to deal firmly, but tactfully, with fellow trustees

Desirable

·         Experience in the charitable or voluntary sector

·         Experience of charity governance

 

About APS Support UK

We are a very small charity with only one full-time and one part-time members of staff; since 2015 when APS was debated in the House of Commons, awareness of the condition has grown steadily. This is exactly what the charity aims to do, but it also means our workload has increased.

The role of the Treasurer Trustee will be pivotal to the growth and development of this increasingly influential small charity; essentially, it will mean that we can take our plans forward with confidence.

APS Support UK is a national UK charity dedicated to supporting people affected by antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). Trustees are protected by all the necessary insurances and the fact that the charity is a company limited by guarantee.

APS is an incurable life-threatening autoimmune disease that causes the blood to clot too quickly. The condition can cause potentially fatal events such as strokes, heart attacks, blood clots in the lung and DVTs.

In pregnancy, APS is the most important treatable cause of recurrent miscarriage and can increase the chance of stillbirth up to five times; it is also associated with other complications such as pre-eclampsia, low weight babies and premature births.

APS Support UK is working hard to raise awareness and medical education of this little-known disease, as well as providing support for patients and funds for research.