Honorary Treasurer / Trustee

Want to help to stop domestic abuse? Are you an experienced finance professional?
The IDAS Trustee Board seeks an Hon. Treasurer to support the Board with strategic financial advice for the charity.

Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS) is a growing and innovative charity. Last year IDAS helped more than 7000 people and over 4000 families affected by domestic abuse. IDAS is Yorkshire’s largest charity addressing domestic abuse, serving North Yorkshire, York, Barnsley and Sheffield. With 130 staff, 50 volunteers and a professional in-house finance team, we work to help anyone affected by domestic abuse – providing support in the home, the community, the courts, refuge accommodation; running projects in schools, universities and businesses.

This is an exciting time to join the trustee board of our fast-expanding charity which now has an income of over £4 million a year. IDAS has grown because we have proven effective and innovative ways of working. The immediate challenge for the IDAS trustee board is to ensure consolidation of our growth while continuing to develop our services and to diversify our income streams, so that we can provide the best support possible and extend our successful support to even more people.

Our Board of 12 Trustees and additional committee members gives overall strategic direction to the charity and ensures everything we do is consistent with our overall aims.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

The role of the Hon Treasurer requires an estimated commitment of 10 hours/month and the ability to attend four board meetings a year at various times and locations in Yorkshire, plus related meetings.

Further information

Location: Yorkshire and the Humber | Organisation: Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS)

Salary: Unpaid (voluntary); reasonable travel expenses | Job type: Part time | Hours: On average 10 hours/month

You will gain novel experience and find different ways of working as a voluntary sector trustee. You will join a committed and enthusiastic Board team from a range of backgrounds who work together for the benefit of victims of domestic abuse or sexual violence.

Closing date: 01-10-2019

How to apply:
First check you are eligible to be a Charity Trustee: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/automatic-disqualification-rules-for-charity-trustees-and-charity-senior-positions and https://www.gov.uk/guidance/automatic-disqualification-rules-for-charity-trustees-and-charity-senior-positions#apply-waiver. Please send a CV with covering letter and / or complete and send an Expression of Interest form electronically to boardsecretary@idas.org.uk or by post to Board Secretary, IDAS, 39 Blossom Street, York YO24 1AQ. Informal chat We will arrange an opportunity for you to discuss what the role will involve with a member of the Board, to help you decide whether it’s right for you. Interview If you wish to proceed we will then arrange an interview with a small group of two or three trustees and a senior manager. References Before appointment you will be asked for the names of two referees. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and confirmation of your eligibility to be a trustee.

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