Treasurer (Board of Trustees)

Home-Start Oldham, Stockport & Tameside is a large and growing local charity, operating within the wider area of Greater Manchester. We employee upwards of 30 staff and co-ordinate around 150 volunteers who actively support local families.

In addition to our core home-visiting support, we also co-ordinate multiple stand-alone projects with their own requirements and funding streams. Our support is a vital prop to many local families with young children, who may not have any friends or family for support.

The Board are seeking a Treasurer to provide strategic support & challenge to the Board & CEO.

The Treasurer will sit on the Board of Trustees (meeting every 6 weeks) and the Finance Sub-Committee (meeting every 6 weeks to provide a report to submit to the subsequent Board meeting). Our Board is currently made up of 7 trustees and 2 advisors, each with different areas of expertise pertaining to the voluntary and early years sectors.

The Treasurer will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the charity’s financial administration, reporting to the Board of Trustees and advising with regard to financial strategy. You will ideally be an accountant, finance director or equivalent, and have a professional finance qualification and experience of budgetary and strategic planning, audit & investment.

HOST’s priorities are to develop stronger partnerships, particularly with our fellow Home-Start schemes across Greater Manchester, in order to not only sustain services but to continue to grow to meet an increasing demand. The level of partnership working is yet to be determined and may include further mergers of Home-Start schemes. We also recognise that we need to diversify our income streams in order to generate more of our own unrestricted income. We are a growing organisation with multiple and complex funding streams, and require a Treasurer with experience of accounting and the ability to collate and present financial information clearly, to enable the Board to make well-informed decisions.

A key strategic challenge is continuing to secure funding in order to deliver a range of services to vulnerable families at a time of diminishing resources and increasing need. Grant funding is becoming more and more difficult to secure and the move to larger contracts for commissioned work is also an area of challenge. The impact of Greater Manchester devolution is still yet to be revealed.

For more information or to request an application pack, please contact Eva Smith on 0161 344 0669 or info@homestarthost.org.uk