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Treasurer Trustee

Employer
THE GREEN HOUSE BRISTOL
Location
Bristol
Salary
Volunteer (all reasonable expenses covered)
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Overview of the role

3 in 20 girls and 1 in 20 boys will experience sexual violence before they turn 18. Yet, with access to the right help, children and their families can heal and recover. The Green House offers this lifeline, delivering the only specialist service to children, young people and families who have experienced sexual abuse living in Avon and Somerset.

We are currently recruiting for a new Treasurer to join our Trustee board. As a Trustee of The Green House, you will play a crucial role in setting the strategic direction of the charity and ensuring good governance. You will contribute to ensuring that the charity fulfils its mission, operates effectively, and remains accountable to survivors of child sexual abuse, and their families.

In addition to the general duties as Trustee, as Treasurer you will ensure that effective and appropriate financial measures, controls, and procedures are put in place and report to the Board at regular intervals about the financial health of the organisation.

Please note that you will also be appointed as a Director of The Green House, reflecting our registration as both a charity and a Private Limited Company.

Why join us?

The service The Green House provides is distinct in four ways:

  1. We are evidence-based, with everything we do guided by research and best practice
  2. We are led by the voices of young people and their families
  3. We are centred on community and connection
  4. We are focused on the transformational power of the creative arts in helping survivors to rebuild their lives

This has resulted in a distinct service that ensures children have access to timely, specialist support services that are right for them.

Although The Green House delivers a local service, the work we do is increasingly leading the way in changing the national response to child sexual abuse - from delivering national training on pre-trial therapy to our involvement in the Upfront Survivors project.

It is an exciting time to join us as we embed our new service model, deliver a new strategy, and look to increase both our local and national visibility. You will be joining an ambitious team who work tirelessly to improve the lives of children, young people and families who have experienced sexual abuse.

About you

We are seeking a finance professional. You do not need to have specific knowledge of charity finance, although this would be an advantage. You do not need to have previous experience of acting as a Trustee. We are looking for you to demonstrate:

  • Commitment: A deep passion and commitment to work alongside survivors of sexual abuse and their families.
  • Integrity: That you uphold the highest ethical standards.
  • Strategic Thinking: An ability to contribute to 'big picture' thinking.
  • Financial Acumen: The ability to understand financial statements and budgeting.
  • Collaboration: A recognition of the need for The Green House to act alongside partners and survivors, and for the Board to function as a collective.
  • Advocacy: A willingness to represent the charity and advocate on The Green House's behalf.
  • Communication: The ability for you to communicate your area of specialism to other members of the board with different specialist knowledge.
  • Time Commitment: The ability to consistently devote time to the role.

We value a wide range of experiences and specialisms, and our work is research-led and evidence-based. We welcome and encourage those with lived experience to apply. We know that there is no 'us' and 'them' and that many of The Green House's team are themselves survivors of sexual abuse and/or have wider lived experiences that offer huge value to the work we deliver.

To apply please read through the full job description and terms of appointment provided in the supporting document. Please send your CV and a covering letter via the button below. The closing deadline for all candidates is Monday 29th April, 11:59pm.

EDI Statement

The Green House actively encourages and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds. Having a diverse workforce would not only help us evolve as an organisation, but also help us better our inclusive practices for the various communities we serve. Because of this, we are particularly keen to receive applications from members of ethnic minority groups and individuals with disabilities who are currently underrepresented within the charity.

We also understand that different barriers effect people with protected characteristics from accessing certain opportunities or experience. That is why we would like to offer any candidate living with disability that meets the minimum criteria a guaranteed interview.

There is an optional Equal Opportunities form included (shown as 'application form' but this is not mandatory) for those living with disability to submit alongside their application to qualify for the guaranteed interview scheme. As well as in general for our internal diversity in recruitment monitoring, which can be sent to us at the same address alongside your application. This form will not be seen by the hiring panel.

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