Voluntary position

Child Soldiers International is an international human rights charity, which seeks to end the recruitment, use and exploitation of children by armed forces and groups.

We work with communities to prevent child recruitment, and to support the reintegration of former child soldiers. We advocate for stronger legal standards worldwide. And we campaign to ensure that decision-makers protect children’s rights more effectively.

The board of trustees are seeking to recruit a Treasurer, who will have responsibility for maintaining an oversight of the organisation’s financial function, and advising trustees on financial and operational matters. We are looking for a qualified and experienced accountant able to carry out the following tasks:

  • Maintaining a level of oversight which ensures that appropriate financial policies, procedures and controls are in place and that the organisation operates within a strong financial framework.
  • Providing advice to trustees which enables them to fulfil their responsibility for ensuring the financial well-being and propriety of the organisation.
  • Working with the Head of Operations to ensure that quarterly financial reports meet the needs of the board of trustees.
  • Working with the Head of Operations to advise the board of trustees on the financial implications of strategic and organisational development plans.
  • Overseeing organisational risk management.
  • Advising the board of trustees on the process of appointing auditors to the organisation.
  • Participating in an annual meeting with external auditors to discuss the auditor’s report and accounts, and reporting on this to the board of trustees.
  • Supporting the appointment and performance management of senior finance staff.

Trustees are expected to participate in quarterly board meetings and the annual organisational strategy meeting in London.

Additionally, as active members of the board of trustees, the successful applicant will have a clear understanding of the principles and practice of good governance; have high standards of integrity; and be prepared to support Child Soldiers International’s network building and fundraising activities. 

This is an opportunity to participate in a dynamic and passionate team, working to drive progress towards a world where children are no longer recruited for war.

As voluntary positions, reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed, in line with Child Soldiers International’s expenses guidelines.

To apply: Please email a CV with a covering letter outlining your interest in the stated role, and how you feel your skills and expertise will help you to fulfill the responsibilities outlined above to [email protected].

Closing date: Wednesday 31 October 2018, before 9am.