Interested in Being Birmingham LGBT's Next Treasurer?

About Birmingham LGBT

Birmingham LGBT is not only the third largest LGBT charity in the country but is a real jewel in the crown for the city and the region - providing access to services, provisions and life affirming projects and initiatives.

Since 2008, the charity has grown its turnover by an impressive 98% becoming a significant force for the prospects of LGBT people within the area.

Central to its mission is:

A vibrant, diverse lesbian, gay bisexual and trans community in Birmingham in which individuals can realise their full potential and have equal access to what the city has to offer.

Based in a dedicated and purposely-fitted out LGBT Centre, Birmingham LGBT works across the following areas:

  • sexual health & wellbeing
  • domestic violence
  • social groups
  • fitness
  • counselling
  • older people programmes
  • asylum and immigration support
  • hate crime
  • peer mentoring

as well as running cultural and heritage projects such as SHOUT Festival and Pride in Sports.

Supported by a team of 20 employees and an active and passionate team of volunteers, the work of Birmingham LGBT is overseen by a voluntary board of trustees.

About the role

The Treasurer is a voluntary role and is one of the key board roles supporting and driving the organisation forward.

The ideal candidate will have senior / board level experience and will:

  • Guide and advise the Board of Trustees in the approval of budgets, accounts and financial statements, within a relevant financial policy framework.
  • Keep the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities.
  • Advise the Trustees and the management on the financial implications of the organisation’s strategic plans and key assumptions included in management’s operational plan and annual budget, especially those which are outside the agreed boundaries of management authority.
  • Confirm that the financial resources of the organisation meet its present and future needs and that there is an appropriate reserves policy.
  • Understand the accounting procedures and key internal controls to be able to assure the Board that the charity’s financial integrity is sound.
  • Ensure that the accounts are properly examined, and that accepted recommendations of the examiners are implemented.

Anybody interested in the role or any questions should contact the Chair or Director of Birmingham LGBT.

Further details on the role and how to apply can be found here.