August 25, 2022

We’re looking for a new Trustee Treasurer

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Deadline: 25th of September 2022

Legs4Africa is a dynamic charity, delivering legs and renewed independence to thousands of people in Sub-Saharan Africa. Legs4Africa is based in Bristol UK, and is seeking a Treasurer to serve on its Board of Trustees. The Board is currently composed of five people, meeting monthly via zoom, and occasionally in person. We are growing: our origins saw us sourcing a single leg for one person in The Gambia in 2014, and now Legs4Africa ship thousands of legs per year, help improve mobility centres, and support amputees with peer support, counselling and inclusion in community groups.

Legs4Africa employs six talented staff in the UK, 7 in Gambia and 6 in Ghana, along with having many close partnerships and delivering projects across Uganda, Benin, Tanzania, Kenya, Liberia and Rwanda. Over the years, we have grown to a medium-sized charity with income and expenditure just over £500,000 in the year 2021/22.  

If you have a background of at least five years in finance, business or accounting, and you’re interested in spending a few hours a month helping guide a fantastic charity, please reach out and we’d be happy to tell you more about the role and about what we do. If you have previously served as Treasurer in a local organisation or charity, that’s ideal. But even if you have not been a Trustee before, but you do have some background in basic finance and a passion for putting those skills to good use, that’s great too! 

And if you’re not looking for the satisfaction, enjoyment and creativity of being part of our team, perhaps you have a friend who might be interested in a Treasurer role? If so, pass this advert along!

Key roles are summarised here:

Broadly speaking, the role of a Treasurer is to maintain an overview of the organisation’s affairs, ensure its financial viability and ensure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. 

Treasurer of Legs for Africa 

In addition to the general responsibilities of a trustee, which can be found here, duties of the treasurer include the following.

  • Overseeing budgets for the year ahead
  • Summarising and reporting finances for the previous year to the board
  • 6 month financial update to board
  • Reviewing accounts before submission to charity commission

General ongoing duties

  • Being assured that the financial resources of the organisation meet its present and future needs 
  • Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place 
  • Advising on the financial implications of the organisation’s strategic plans 
  • Keeping the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities 
  • Advising the board on investment of reserve funds

Person specification 

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 realistic financial appraisals in order to assure prudent spending in line with sound governance principles
  • A willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis

Deadline: 25th of September 2022.

If you are interested in being our new treasurer, please let us know by sending an email to