Treasurer Trustee Recruitment

Brixton Advice Centre is looking for someone with a finance background to join us as a Trustee and to take on the Treasurer role. Due to the nature of the role, having a finance background is important

ABOUT US

Located in Lambeth, equidistant between Brixton and Herne Hill, Brixton Advice Centre (BAC) has offered free legal advice services since 1966. BAC is a Registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee. Over the last 50 years and counting, our staff, volunteers and Trustees have made it possible for tens of thousands of local people to access life changing free legal advice services

We provide a wide range of free legal advice, mainly in housing and welfare benefits but also debt, consumer and employment rights, family law, domestic violence, health and care issues and discrimination information

We are funded predominantly through a local authority contract, a range of grant funding and through a legal aid contract and also via donations.

Until the pandemic we operated largely through our face-to-face drop-in service but our ground-breaking response to lockdown saw us develop an award-winning fully-online legal advice service. One aspect of this service, the Online Legal Clinic, won the award for Best Contribution by a Pro Bono Clinic at the National LawWorks Awards in 2020 and was also nominated in the Best New Pro Bono Activity category too.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are looking for a person with a finance background to join our friendly and engaged Board of Trustees as a Treasurer and take an active part in the financial decision-making of the Centre

The Treasurer is a key role on our Board and provides trustee level oversight into the financial operations of the Centre. This is done primarily through preparing a short financial report once a month for the board in conjunction with the Finance Sub-Committee and Chief Executive. Given the nature and remit of the role, a suitable financial background is important. The role may also include some interaction with our bookkeeper

The trustee board normally meets once each month (the last Wednesday in the month) at 6.30pm. Meetings have been a mix of face-to-face and video conferencing e.g. Zoom/Teams. The Finance Sub-Committee also meets once a month (via video conference), usually shortly before each normal board meeting

We particularly welcome applications from people of colour or any BAME background, people who identify as LGBTQ+, people with disabilities or mental health conditions and all socio-economic brackets, career stages or educational backgrounds

SKILLS REQUIRED

We are interested in hearing from applicants with expertise or experience of one or more of the following:

  • Budgeting and cashflow forecasting
  • Advising on strengthening and streamlining internal controls system
  • Setting financial strategy
  • Developing financial proposals
  • Monitoring outsourced bookkeeping services

CLOSING DATE

This is an open advertisement and will be withdrawn when a suitable candidate has been found

CONTACT AND FURTHER INFORMATION

If this opportunity interests you, or you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about it, in the first instance please send us a message through our Contact Form and we will be in touch as soon as possible