Liverpool Irish Festival Vacancy: Treasurer

The Liverpool Irish Festival (LIF) delivers a diverse, high quality and often ground breaking programme each October. LIF is a charitable company, whose Directors are its Trustees.  These volunteers, come together as a Board to lead the charity and decide how it is run.

The current Treasurer is retiring so LIF is looking for a replacement who will put their finance skills to good use by becoming a charity trustee. The Treasurer will monitor, review and report on the financial aspects of the Festival and ensure its sustainability. You will work with the Festival Director and our auditors to ensure that the Festival’s financial affairs are legal, constitutional, and within accepted accounting practice.

Trustees are expected to have strategic vision, independent judgement and a willingness to give time and commitment to the Liverpool Irish Festival. The Festival’s aim is to develop a diverse Board, so applications are welcomed from all sections of the community, in particular women and young people, who are recognise are currently under-represented on the Board. Ideally, new trustees will have experience of the cultural sector, a familiarity with Liverpool Irish arts and culture and/or skills in digital applications.

The Trustee role is unpaid and requires a time commitment of, on average, half a day per month. This includes attendance at the Board and sub-committee meetings, Board development workshops and strategic planning events. The meetings generally take place in the early evening.

LIF has provided a full Policy Pack and Articles of Association. Attention is drawn to the following sections of the Policy Pack:

  • Board background – Page 8
  • Code of Conduct – Page 12
  • Corporate Governance – Page 4
  • Eligibility and Declaration of Interests Forms – Page 48
  • Person specification – Page 5 (and below)
  • Terms of Reference – Page 9

Applications to become a member of the LIF Board should be made by submission of your CV and a one-page letter describing how you meet the criteria. Submissions will be understood to have read the items outlined above. Email these to chair@liverpoolirishfestival.com

Deadline for applications: Friday 28 July 2017
Interviews: By arrangement in early August  2017

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