Home-Start Clackmannanshire

Charity registered in Scotland SC011370

We are a local charity supporting young families across Clackmannanshire who are struggling due to mental health illness, domestic abuse, disability and loneliness.

We provide a package of emotional, social, financial and practical support consisting of regular home-visiting support from a Family Support Volunteer as well as direct support from a Family Support Co-ordinator, as well as a cluster of family support groups running in Alloa, Tullibody and Tillicoultry to being families together, to encourage community engagement, positive parenting and opportunities to enjoy activities as a family unit.

Current opportunity

Would you like to contribute to the vital supports in place for local families to thrive in Clackmannanshire? Home-Start Clackmannanshire are looking for a dynamic individual with financial management experience to join their board of trustees as a treasurer. ABOUT THEM: Home-Start offers guidance, friendship and practical support to families across Clackmannanshire who have at least one child under the age of twelve. They work with families to help them overcome issues impacting their lives, through a range of family support services. Their families are each unique, however common issues Home-Start supports include: isolation and loneliness, mental health difficulties, bereavement, family breakdown, addiction, and physical ill-health. They’ve been supporting local families across Clackmannanshire since 1988. The Home-Start team (staff, volunteers and trustees) are committed to ensuring that children are given the best possible start in life as #childhoodcantwait. THE ROLE OF THEIR TRUSTEES: Charity trustees are responsible – and accountable - for the governance and strategy of their charity. They are responsible for making sure that their charity is administered effectively and can account for its activities and outcomes. AS A TRUSTEE ON THEIR BOARD, YOU WILL CONTRIBUTE TO: 1. Providing leadership and direction within the ethos of Home-Start. 2. Ensuring the scheme has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction. 3. Being responsible for the effective performance and management of the scheme. 4. Ensuring the scheme complies with legal and regulatory requirements, the objects of the scheme, the governing documents including the Home-Start Standards and Methods of Practice, the Home-Start Agreement and quality standards. 5. Securing and guarding the scheme’s assets and taking care of their security, deployment, and proper application. 6. Ensuring that the scheme’s governance is of the highest possible standard. 7. Undertaking an ambassadorial role for the scheme. 8. Appointing sub-committees and agreeing their terms of reference and membership. AS TREASURER: As treasurer, you will have oversight of their accounts, and the financial controls system. You will also provide guidance on finance matters to the Trustees. You would be supported by the CEO and administrator in all of this. Their turnover is growing year on year, to ensure they can continue to meet ever increasing local need. Funding is made up of a mixture of local authority funding, trusts and foundations, corporate donors and fundraising efforts, and income from the charity shop. However, with a difficult funding landscape, Home-Start are looking for a treasurer to work with the CEO and fellow trustees to safeguard the smooth running of our charity finances. YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES WOULD INCLUDE: · Maintaining an overview of the charity’s finances. · Working with other trustees and staff to ensure our financial viability. · Checking that procedures are followed, and financial records are maintained. TIME COMMITMENT: Their board meets every 6 weeks, a blended approach of in-person meetings at the offices in Alloa and Zoom meetings. Home-Start's offices are fully accessible. As treasurer, you would also attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) once a year and provide a summary of the Charity's financial situation at this meeting. SUPPORT: Volunteers are the heart of Home-Start, and so in return for your time and commitment, you will be fully supported in role by the Chair. A full induction will be provided, and opportunities for both training and networking are also available. *All reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.* FIND OUT MORE: If you have skills and experience in financial management, they’d love to hear from you. You might be an accountant, or have general financial skills and knowledge developed through working in the public, private, or third sectors, or through volunteering. To find out more about their treasurer role, please contact homestart@hsclacks.co.uk or call the office on 01259 213 453.