Volunteer with KCIL

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Fundraising and Finance Trustee

Join us as a Fundraising and Finance Trustee and help us to develop future financial strategies that ensure the financial sustainability of our charity, so that we can continue to support disabled people living, working and studying in Kingston borough.

KCIL is a well-established charity (formed in 1968) supporting disabled people living, working and studying in Kingston. We are the only pan-disability organisation in the borough. We empower our service users to live independently in the community. This may be through supporting them to use their Personal Budget or Direct Payment, or by helping people to recruit a Personal Assistant to help with their everyday living requirements. We offer our users regular newsletters and social events as well as a Befriending service, which aims to alleviate isolation, particularly during the pandemic. Our Special Educational Needs Broker works with children and families across Kingston and Richmond.

If you volunteer with us as a Trustee, you will be supporting the CEO to secure additional revenue streams, including fundraising, to ensure the financial security of the charity.

Our ideal volunteer would be:

A professional in the field of finance with personal experience of disability.

KCIL holds 4-6 trustee meetings a year including AGM and annual conference. We would ask that you commit to volunteering 2 hours of your time each meeting. Where required, we can make arrangements for telephone conferences to be held. Currently, we have adapted by holding all Board meetings online via Zoom due to Covid-19. From June 21 we hope to resume face to face meetings in a central Kingston location. There are also opportunities through the year for trustees to support us by volunteering at events.

Trustees can access training to support them to develop in their role. We have a very experienced and committed board of trustees. If you’ve not been a trustee before, then our board members will be on hand to provide mentoring and support not just at induction but ongoing during your time with us.

DIRECT REPORT: You will volunteer closely with the Chair, KCIL CEO and the Board of Trustees.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.Oversee that KCIL has suitable Financial Policies (including Reserves) and procedures in place to ensure its management and financial accounts are an accurate reflection of its current financial position.

2.Monitor the management accounts and summarise those results to the Board.

3.Advise the Board if decisions are being considered which may jeopardise the short and long term viability of KCIL.

4.Set out for the Board the main financial risks to KCIL.

5.Liaise with external Accountants and Auditors.

6.To scrutinise proposed Annual Budget with our CEO and advise & guide the Board accordingly.

7. Work closely with CEO and External Accountant to ensure that financial information is both accurate and presented in such a way that it facilitates good financial governance.

8.Act as a counter signatory on the charity’s bank/savings accounts and applications to funders.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES AS AGREED.

To apply, please send your CV and an introductory email/letter to robert.reilly@kcil.org.uk.

Applications can also be posted to KCIL, River Reach, 31-35 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1LF.

To find out about other volunteer positions at KCIL, please contact enquiries@kcil.org.uk

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