new hope uk trustees needed

Do you want to make a difference by enabling HOPE UK to operate and support the fantastic water projects in Ethiopia?   

Being a trustee involves governance, direction and oversight of the charity and certain statutory responsibilities, working as part of a team.  We would like to appoint 2-3 more trustees to take on the following roles to expand the expertise of our Board:

 -     Book-keeping and liaison with hon. accountants, plus preparation of financial reports and budget (see below)

-      Fund-raising support including ideas and initiatives, working with our fund-raiser

-      Governance support, working with the Chair

It is expected that trustees take up position for a three-year term initially, after which, through annual appointment at the AGM, they may serve for as long as they, or the Trustee Board, decides.  All HOPE UK trustees are volunteers.

Most urgently, if you like working with numbers and organising information, read on… 

HOPE needs a new Trustee with responsibility for the finances, taking over the role from Clarissa Poulson, our treasurer for the last 11 years.   The role does not require accountancy expertise since the accounts themselves are prepared by a qualified volunteer and verified by Wilkins Kennedy, our honorary accountant.   The Treasurer role involves: 

  • Keeping accurate and up to date financial records (book-keeping)

  • Liaising with our voluntary professional experts for the annual accounts

  • Annual Giftaid claim

  • Paying in cheque donations, paying invoices and making twice-yearly transfers to HOPE projects

  • Preparing an annual budget in discussion with trustees and fundraiser

  • Preparing and presenting financial information for trustee meetings three times a year

  • Ensuring financial propriety and risk management

  • and takes on average an hour a week (with peaks and troughs)

Clarissa will provide a full handover and will remain as a trustee and Company Secretary so can provide ongoing support. 

Please contact Clarissa for any further information about the role of a HOPE Trustee or to let her know you are interested,