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Honorary Treasurer

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Location: Remote / London


UKCISA provides membership services – including advice, training and policy guidance – to nearly 500 members and direct support services to thousands of international students each year. Our diverse membership includes every public university in the UK, many private universities and further education colleges, independent schools and students’ unions.    

About the role

UKCISA are seeking a financially qualified and/or experienced volunteer to join our trustee board as honorary treasurer. You will bring current/recent experience of working at Finance Director or CFO level in a relevant industry/sector.

The treasurer’s role is an important one which is vital to the financial well‐being and future sustainability of UKCISA. 

It is also a very rewarding role and requires direction of financial strategy, UKCISA’s reserves policy, oversight of UKCISA’s financial management, risk management, external statutory financial reporting and membership pricing decisions.

It is estimated that the total time commitment will be a maximum of 7 days per year.

The appointment is for an initial period of three years, with potential for reappointment for a further three.

Core responsibilities

  • Act as the key technical advisor to the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee
  • Advise on the development and implementation of the financial strategy
  • Provide strategic advice/direction
  • Work in conjunction with other senior stakeholders and relevant committees
  • Share best practice and industry insights
  • Review and Sign-Off of the Annual Report and Accounts.
  • Report on Finance, Audit and Risk activities to the UKCISA Board
  • Recommendations to the UKCISA board on delegated committee responsibilities
  • Agree Annual Schedule of Business and Support Advance Agenda Planning
  • Review of meeting papers before distribution to the FAR Committee
  • Approval of Committee Meeting Minutes

Key Skills and Values

UKCISA trustees must be able to demonstrate the following skills and values:  

  • A commitment to the organisational values of UKCISA and understanding of our charitable aims 
  • A commitment to equal opportunities and the promotion of diversity 
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to attend meetings and contribute to the organisation’s vision and mission 
  • Strategic vision 
  • Good, independent judgement 
  • An ability to think creatively 
  • A willingness to speak their mind 
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship. 
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team. 
  • An ability to challenge current thinking, the method of governance and management of the organisation in a constructive manner. 
  • Ability to evaluate and interpret management information and other data/evidence. 
  • A commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. 

How to apply

Please use the Be Applied Platform to apply for this role, by submitting an up-to-date CV and responding to the 3 questionsvia the ‘Apply‘ button above.

To support our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion all of our applications are annonymised before review.

The deadline to apply is 9am 24th July. We will be informing shortlisted candidates on 14th August and interviews will be held week commencing 21st August

Application queries, including reasonable adjustment requests, can be made by emailing [email protected].

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