Treasurer, St Gregory's Foundation (volunteer role)

St Gregory's Foundation is looking for a new Treasurer to oversee the finances of our small charity working with disadvantaged children in Russia and Georgia.

The Treasurer is one of eight Trustees/Directors of the charity. The Treasurer’s role is both hands-on role and a strategic one.

The Board of Directors meets 4-5 times a year in London and the Treasurer is expected to attend these meetings and prepare financial reports for them. As long as the candidate can travel to London for meetings or attend online meetings, locality is not an issue.

In strategic terms, the Treasurer’s role is to have responsibility for financial overview and planning, and to take part with other directors in the process of creating the budget and reporting against budget objectives. These duties can be assumed gradually as the new Treasurer will be trained and supported by previous Treasurers who are still involved with the charity.

Hands-on approach includes keeping all financial records on the Quick Books management system, which enables us to analyse donations and is an essential tool for assessing the success of fundraising initiatives, budget planning and the preparation of the annual accounts. This also includes the bookkeeping for the charity and full responsibility for all banking activities.

The role is well supported by our Executive Secretary who is a paid employee. Her pay and pensions are calculated by a pay roll service; the pension contributions are paid by direct debit, but the Treasurer will make the BACS transfers for her pay and expenses. We have also employed two people on a freelance basis to assist the Executive Secretary: the Treasurer will make the transfers for their fees.

No knowledge of Russian is needed but experience and an interest in fundraising could be a benefit as is an interest in child welfare internationally.

Our ideal volunteer for this role should have:

-Accountancy skills

-Attention to detail as well as the ability to take a strategic view.

-Although each director has their own area of expertise, we would like someone who can work as part of a team and enjoys meeting people.

-Experience and knowledge of fund-raising would be an advantage as well as an interest in child welfare internationally.

This role gives a great chance to be a part of a dynamic team working in Russia and Georgia and help the very large number of children trapped in poverty and hopelessness. Opportunity to learn about Russia and Georgia and possibility of visiting projects and seeing something of these interesting countries. Also this role gives an excellent opportunity to develop your network of contacts, learn more about fundraising and attend our fundraising dinners and events.

For more details - please see the role description here:


Deadline: 15th October followed by interviews at the first week of November.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to Eddy Quah,

For more information contact Julia Ashmore, 0203 372 4992.

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18 September 2020


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