1. Now Teach

Treasurer: Now Teach

Remote / Some London meetings

We are seeking a trustee with financial experience to oversee our financial position and financial risks on behalf of the Board, working closely with the Now Teach Executive team.

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Who we are

Now Teach is a charity that finds and supports career changers in teaching. We partner with schools, universities and training providers, support career changers and connect them with a strong professional network to amplify impact and accelerate progress.


The role

Start Date:

ASAP

Location Description Description:

Remote / some London meetings

Salary:

Unpaid

Time commitment:

3-4 x Board Meeting p/a (2-3 hrs/quarter)

3-4 x Committee Meetings p/a (2-3 hrs/quarter)

Monthly meeting with COO (1-2 hrs/month)


Start Date: ASAP

Location Description Description: Remote / some London meetings

Salary: Unpaid / Voluntary

Time commitment:

3-4 x Board Meeting p/a (2-3 hrs/quarter)

3-4 x Committee Meetings p/a (2-3 hrs/quarter)

Monthly meeting with COO (1-2 hrs/month)

About Now Teach

Career-changers bring new experiences into the classroom, but they often need support to complete their training and stay in teaching. We offer Now Teachers one-to-one support, alongside a comprehensive structured programme helping them change career successfully. This support continues after they’ve completed their training, and the Now Teach Network is there to help make the most of their experience and skills as career-changers.

Our support helps Now Teachers stay in teaching and over 90% of our cohort are satisfied or very satisfied with the support they get from Now Teach.

We have a strong brand, a robust, efficient selection process and a programme of wrap around support that has been honed over several cohorts. Since 2016, over 17,000 people have expressed interest in joining Now Teach and we have recruited over 850 career changers with significant industry experience into teaching. In September 2023, we welcomed our largest cohort of trainees.

We are looking for driven and committed people to help us meet new goals, increase our Network and create more impact in schools.

Role Overview

Oversee all financial aspects of the Charity on behalf of the Board of Trustees to evaluate our financial position and associated risks.

Assist the Chair and the Chief Executive in ensuring that the Board of Trustees fulfils its duties and responsibilities for the proper financial governance of the charity.

Act as Chair for the Finance & Risk Committee, ensuring the Committee is working effectively, has appropriate membership and reports back to the Board on key issues and decisions.

Skills and Experience

  • ACCA / ACA / CIMA or equivalent qualified with at least 10 years PQE
  • Knowledge of current accounting practices and financial regulations governing charities and companies
  • Experience leading a finance department with strong strategic planning skills
  • Ability to challenge and engage
  • Ability to digest, present and critically evaluate a range of information, including written reports, statistics, and verbal communications
  • Able to commit sufficient time to Board and Committee meetings, and time working with the Now Teach CEO and Executive
  • Experience in the charity sector preferable but we would also consider skills from the private sector


Key Responsibilities:

In partnership with the CEO & COO

  • Ensure that the charity operates within the financial guidelines set out in current legislation by the Charity Commission, in the Charity’s Constitution and by the Board
  • Identify and bring to the attention of the Board any financial risks facing the Charity
  • Provide feedback on the reserves policy and ensure that this policy is reviewed and monitored regularly
  • Protect and manage the property of the Charity and to ensure the proper investment of the Charity’s funds
  • Review the proposed annual budget, cash flow forecasts and financial reports and provide feedback to the Board.
  • Review longer term forecasts of capital resources and of income and expenditure, and to review and monitor financial trends within the Charity and the sector within which the Charity operates
  • Be a member of appropriate Board committees and internal working groups

To assist the Chair, other Trustees and the CEO

  • By ensuring that the Board of Trustees fulfils its duties and responsibilities for the proper financial governance of the Charity
  • Keep the Board informed of its financial duties and responsibilities
  • Advise the Board on financial implications and operational risks arising from Board decisions, especially the Board’s strategic and policy decisions
  • Advise the Board on the financial strategy proposed by the CEO and review and monitor the financial strategy on behalf of the Board
  • Work with the CEO and COO to ensure financial information is presented in a way that facilitates good financial governance, and enables the Board to fulfil its legal and statutory responsibilities

Other duties & responsibilities

  • Maintain confidentiality in all areas of work at Now Teach
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to creating an inclusive, equal and diverse workplace.

Expected time commitment

The Board meetings 3-4 times a year held either virtually or in-person. In addition, the Finance & Risk Committee meets 3-4 times per year, either virtually or in-person. You will meet monthly or bi-monthly with the COO to discuss key issues, manage risk and plan and may be asked for input on matters arising in between Committee and Board meetings.


Application Process

To apply, please complete our online application form where you will be asked to upload a Cover Letter (no more than 1 side of A4) and CV (no more than 2 sides of A4)

Your Cover Letter should include why you are motivated to join the Now Teach Board and what you can bring.

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, so early applications are strongly encouraged.

If you have any difficulty with accessing the application form, need any additional support or require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please email recruitment@nowteach.org.uk

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Now Teach strives to be a workplace that is diverse, equitable and inclusive where we can ALL be ourselves. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, gender identities, stages of life and those with hidden or visible disabilities.

We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process and we’ll endeavor to be as accommodating as possible. If you would like to discuss specific requirements, please contact recruitment@nowteach.org.uk or call 020 7430 8878 and ask to speak to the Ops Team.

All applicants must have an existing Right to Work in the UK.

Safe Recruitment Procedure

Now Teach are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. To meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process, and all successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Reference checking

References will be taken up for shortlisted candidates, and where necessary employers may be contacted to gather further information.

Probation

All new Board members will be subject to a probation period of 3 months (which may, in certain circumstances, be extended). The probation period is a trial period, to enable the assessment of a person’s suitability for the role.

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