Aplastic anaemia is a rare life-threatening auto-immune disease that stops the bone marrow from producing blood. The Aplastic Anaemia Trust is the only charity in the UK focused on aplastic anaemia. We fund research to improve treatment, provide expert information, and work tirelessly, at grassroots level, to support every aplastic anaemia patient and their loved ones.   

The overall role of a Treasurer is to maintain an overview of our charity's financial viability and ensure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. This is a voluntary role that provides the opportunity to lead a thriving organisation as part of a passionate and expert board of trustees.

Role description of a trustee 

  • To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, and any other relevant legislation or regulations.  
  • To contribute actively to the board of trustees' role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.  
  • To ensure the financial stability of the organisation.  

Governance and Board meetings 

  • To attend quarterly board meetings which will be held remotely and one in person meeting in London each year. Papers are circulated a week in advance and generally require two hours of advance reading.  
  • Budgeting and planning begin in September and works to the financial year (Year ending 31st March). Budgets are prepared and shared at headline level with the finance sub-committee (currently comprising the Treasurer, the Chair and one other board member), and then approved by the board. 
  • Financial reviews take place at finance sub-committee meetings twice a year, a month before the board meetings. These are two hours long and require some preparation following submission of papers by the CEO/Finance manager. 

Additional duties of the treasurer 

  • Attending and overseeing the finance sub-committee meetings, including approving budgets, accounts and financial statements  
  • Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place 
  • Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate reserves policy  
  • Advising on the financial implications of the organisation's strategic plans  
  • Keeping the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities  
  • Contributing to the fundraising strategy of the organisation 

Treasurer person specification 

  • Qualified accountant  
  • Experience in a senior finance role/trustee role within the charity sector (preferably at a charity larger than The AAT). 
  • Commitment to the organisation  
  • Strategic vision  
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of charity trusteeship  

Apply now

To apply, email a cover letter and CV to CEO Stevie Tyler at [email protected] You are also welcome to email Stevie with any questions you have about the role, or arrange a chat before you apply.