Trustee - Treasurer Woman in Prison

Trustee - Treasurer
Women in Prison

Established in 1983 by Chris Tchaikovsky, a former prisoner, Women in Prison (WIP) is a national charity dedicated to making a difference to the lives of women affected by the criminal justice system by providing holistic, women-centred support in order to enable them to meet their resettlement, education and training needs and reduce the risk of re-offending. We also educate the public and policy makers about women in contact with the criminal justice system, to promote alternatives to custody and provide a voice for women’s experiences. Our vision is of a world without women's prisons. A world where the abuse, marginalisation and poverty at the root of so much of women's offending is addressed before women come into contact with the criminal justice system.

We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced woman with accounting and financial management experience (including an appropriate professional qualification) to join the Trustee Board as Treasurer. The Treasurer will focus on providing financial control, accounting, reporting and budgeting to the Women in Prison Board of Trustees, enabling them to ensure that WIP’s funds are put to good use in accordance with its aims, objectives and goals as well as its Memorandum and Articles, legal and regulatory guidelines. The Treasurer will also work closely with WIP staff to ensure proper records are kept, that effective financial management and reporting procedures are in place, that our reserves are bolstered in line with WIP's reserves policy, and to oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits. The Treasurer will report to each meeting of the Board about the financial health of the charity. The successful applicant will therefore need to have plenty of time to spare between the bi-monthly trustee meetings to liaise with WIP staff and attend meetings at WIP’s South London office, including finance sub-committee meetings (role might suit retired or semi-retired person)

Women only need apply (this role is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1).

If you are interested in this role, please email Mary Pimm on who will send you further information .If, on receipt of this information, you wish to apply please send a CV and a covering letter, explaining your interest in/what you would bring to the role to Yvonne Roberts, Chair of Trustees (,Jo Ryan, Vice Chair of Trustees(, copy to Mary Pimm ,Trustee, by Friday 30 June 2017.

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