Nov 152018

Treasurer - Care of Police Survivors

Organisation: Care of Police Survivors
Reference: COPS Trustee Treasurer
Vacancy Type: Treasurer
Deadline: 11th December 2018
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

Care of Police Survivors (otherwise known as COPS) is a UK registered charity dedicated to helping the families of police officers who have lost their lives whilst on duty. We aim to ensure that survivors have all the help they need to cope with such a tragedy, and that they remain part of the police family as they rebuild their lives.

Only another survivor can fully understand what new survivors endure, that shared experience is the basis for our peer support programme.

COPS enables survivors to help survivors, the extent of help provided will always be controlled by the new survivor. Sometimes an understanding listener is needed. Sometimes more practical help is required. Whatever the need, COPS will be able to put survivors in touch with those who truly understand.


The role of the Trustee Treasurer is to maintain an overview of Care of Police Survivors financial affairs, ensure its financial viability and ensure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained.

In addition to the general responsibilities of a trustee, duties of the treasurer include the following.

  • Overseeing and ensuring the appropriate and timely presenting of budgets, accounts and financial statements
  • Being assured that the financial resources of the organisation meet its present and future needs
  • Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate reserves policy
  • Working with the Trustees and office team to ensure appropriate financial policies are in place and adopted
  • Working with the accounts team to prepare and present financial reports to the board
  • Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place
  • Advising on the financial implications of the organisation's strategic plans
  • Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate investment policy
  • Ensuring that there is no conflict between any investment held and the aims and objects of the charity
  • Monitoring the organisation's investment activity and ensuring it is consistent with the organisation's policies and legal responsibilities
  • Ensuring that the accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies
  • Ensuring the accounts are audited and reviewed as required by the relevant statutory bodies
  • Keeping the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities
  • Contributing to the fundraising strategy of the organisation
  • Making a formal presentation of the accounts at the annual general meeting and drawing attention to important points in a coherent and easily understandable way
  • Sitting on appraisal, recruitment and disciplinary panels as required

Person specification

In addition to the person specification for a trustee, the treasurer should have the following qualities.

  • Financial qualifications and experience
  • Some experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes
  • The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences
  • Being prepared to make unpopular recommendations to the board
  • A willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis

The successful candidate will be eligible to be a trustee. This is a voluntary role although travelling expenses to Trustee meetings is covered.

If you are interested please supply a CV and covering letter to the email provided.

Advert Start Date: 13th November 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 01543 410790
Contact Name: Tim Buckey
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