• Job Reference: 00000945-1
  • Date posted: 15 November 2023
  • Recruiter: St Michael's Fellowship
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Children & Young People, Volunteer
  • Job type: Trustee
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

About St Michael’s Fellowship

St Michael’s Fellowship aims to secure the best possible future for children by working directly with parents. We work

directly with more than 250 vulnerable families every year. Support is highly bespoke and intensive. We support atrisk children through holistic family support. The families we support have complex issues and are at multiple disadvantage.

Our values

  • Respect for every parent and child as an individual.
  • Equality of opportunity and access to services for all families.

Core beliefs that underpin our work

  • Where possible, a child should be brought up by his or her own parents.
  • Every person has the capacity to create positive change, given the right support.
  • No child’s life chances should be dictated by the circumstances that they are born into.
  • Every child has the right to know both its parents as long as it is safe.

Building trust with parents is crucial

We do this by working directly and honestly with parents in partnership with other professionals, so that the best decisions for the child are made whilst stopping parents from falling through the gaps.

Our staff have the time to build trusting relationships that bring about real and positive change.

The great majority of the parents we work with grew up in poverty, with abuse, neglect, and domestic abuse common features of their childhood.

Treating everyone with dignity and respect

It is this cycle of deprivation and underachievement we are working to break. Skilled staff work painstakingly with parents on a one-to-one basis, offering tailored, holistic support in residency and in the community.

Without us, children could be removed when they don’t need to be.

We believe everyone has the capacity for change and have seen transformation in the most unlikely places. St Michael’s Fellowship was founded in 1903. Our longevity is testimony to our record of successfully changing lives.

The main responsibilities of the treasurer are :

  • Working closely with the Chair & Deputy Chair of the Board of Trustees & fellow Board members on the overall governance of St Michael’s.
  • Overseeing & presenting budgets, internal management accounts & annual financial statements to the Board.
  • Joining the Chair & Deputy Chair at the monthly meeting with the Director.
  • Leading in the Board's duty to ensure that proper accounting records are kept, financial resources are properly controlled, invested & economically spent, in line with good governance, legal & regulatory requirements.
  • Leading in the development & implementation of financial reserves, cost-management & investment policies.
  • Supporting the Director regarding the financial aspects of their duties, including the recruitment of financial administration staff.
  • Liaising with & working with the Head of Finance.
  • Chairing the Finance subcommittee in line with its terms of reference, & reporting back to the Board.
  • Monitoring and advising on the financial viability of St Michael’s.
  • Overseeing the implementation of, monitoring and reviewing the Financial Procedures and Controls and adherence thereto.
  • Contributing to the development of St Michael’s new strategic plan.
  • Overseeing the St Michael’s financial risk-management process.
  • Board-level liaison with the Auditors on specific issues such as their management letter and the related board representations.


How to apply

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