Paper Cup Project – Treasurer (Trustee)

This is a voluntary role.

Posts available: 1.
Contract: Permanent.
Term: 3 years.
Hours: 8 meetings per year.
Reporting to: Chair.
Location: Liverpool.

Paper Cup Project is a Liverpool-based charity which offers support to people experiencing homelessness across Liverpool, via outreach services. Their charity works hard to tackle the stigmas and root causes of homelessness, in a bid to tackle the issue. In 2022 they opened Paper Cup Coffee, a city centre coffee shop which will train and support people who have experienced homelessness and assist them back into the workplace. An opportunity has arisen for a new treasurer to join their board during this exciting time.

As a Treasurer you will:

  • Join the existing Trustees to support the Chair in delivering the charity’s vision
  • In addition to normal governance roles and responsibilities, use your proven financial management skills to maintain an overview of the organisation’s affairs, ensuring its financial viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained, and set and maintain annual budgets
  • Possess sound negotiation skills and a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Be committed to dedicating the required time and energy to steer the charity to the next phase in its future
  • Be an ambassador for the charity, with a great book of contacts.

Tenure for Trustee positions is a minimum of three years. The Treasurer is an officer of their Trustee Board and is a voluntary position. The Treasurer’s role is to ensure that all the finances and the supporting financial control systems are kept in order, and will be responsible for end of year accounts. The Treasurer is not the bookkeeper. The Treasurer will delegate day-to-day financial management to the CEO.

The Ideal Candidate Would Have the Following Skills:

  • financial qualifications or experience
  • knowledge or experience of charity finances, fundraising, financial consequences and setting budgets and forecasts
  • be non-judgmental and respect views, values and cultures that are different to your own
  • have good listening, verbal, and written communication skills
  • be able to exercise good independent judgment and if necessary, to make difficult recommendations
  • excellent numeracy skills to understand accounts
  • Ability to create and present financial reports for board meetings, as well as heading up a finance sub group of trustees
  • be able to explain financial information at board meetings in a user-friendly way
  • enthusiasm and passion to tackle the issue of homelessness, and a desire to make meaningful change.

No formal closing date. Please note that this vacancy was first published in June 2022 and may have expired since then.

Interviews: July/Aug 2022.

Contact Details: admin@papercupproject.org (Michelle Langan, CEO).

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