For over 130 years we have cared for Bristol’s animals; helping, healing and rehoming those in greatest need at our Rescue Centre in the heart of the City. Our aim is to reduce animal suffering and increase animal well-being in all that we do. Through the work of our Rehoming Centre and Veterinary Clinic we help, heal and find homes for nearly 2,000 animals every year, as well as offering hands-on support and welfare advice to the people who love them.
Bristol Animal Rescue Centre is the working name for our two linked charities, the Bristol Dogs and Cats Home and the RSPCA Bristol and District Branch.
Why are we looking for a new Treasurer?
Our previous volunteer Treasurer has moved away from the South West and we need new strategic contribution to our Board to support our vision and delivery of our new Strategy. We employ a very able Finance Manager who undertakes the day-to-day financial operations; the Treasurer provides oversight and guidance of the delivery of our financial strategy, our reporting, compliance and financial risk management. You can find our latest report and accounts here https://www.bristolarc.org.uk/about/our-publicatio...
About our existing Board
There are currently eight other volunteer Trustees with varied experience and skills including corporate governance, law and commercial property. We are a friendly Board, passionate about our cause and we enjoy welcoming new people and talents to support our work on behalf of animals. You can read more about us here https://www.bristolarc.org.uk/about/board-of-trust...
What do you get as our Treasurer?
A chance to build your experience of charities and the voluntary sector
An opportunity to exercise your financial management skills and knowledge, possibly in a different environment / context
A role that includes building your own leadership experience as Chair of our Finance Committee
Satisfaction of helping us make a difference for animals and people, and giving something back to the Bristol community
Induction, support, training from us; potential membership of the Association of Honorary Treasurers.
A boost to your career and CV, if needed.
What will you bring to us?
You will have proven experience of financial management in the charity, public or commercial sector, ideally with an understanding of charity finance or be keen to learn if this is a new area for you. You will bring excellent financial management and analysis skills to a financially literate Board, providing guidance on financial risk management and compliance (with the support of our professional advisors). With a knowledge of finance systems (we use Sage 50Cloud) you will be comfortable supporting our Chair and CEO as well as having a hands on involvement with our Finance Manager, auditors and investment managers when required.
If you are interested, or know someone who might be?
• You will need to be eligible to be a charity Trustee and company Director, which we will explain.
• Any interested applicant is also welcome to contact our CEO, Victoria Chester on 0117 971 4809 for an informal discussion about the role.
To apply: Send your current CV and a statement outlining your motivation and fit with the Treasurer Role Description to firstname.lastname@example.org, putting ‘Treasurer’ in the subject line. Your CV and supporting papers will be read by Bristol A.R.C.’s Trustees and CEO and an interview offered to favourable candidates as soon as mutually convenient.