Oxfordshire Youth Treasurer


Oxfordshire Youth

Oxfordshire Youth is a boundary-breaking youth development charity, passionate about creating a future for and with young people that gives them the best possible opportunity to realise their potential.

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Who we are

Supporting young people to be the best they can be.

Young people need access to safe spaces and trusting relationships, where they can be themselves, make friends, develop new skills and make positive changes to their lives and their communities.


Oxfordshire Youth supports the youth sector across the county, working with grassroots leaders; it delivers innovative youth leadership programmes; and it provides a transformational supported accommodation service for young people. In everything it does, OY aims to meet the needs and aspirations of young people. All the charity’s work is grounded in best practice safeguarding and youth work principles and practice.

 Treasurer Role Purpose

To oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.

Key Responsibilities

●      Attend bi-monthly Trustee meetings; chair bi-monthly Finance. Audit and Risk (FAR) Sub-committee meetings and report to the Board on financial matters. The first point of contact on the Board for any matters relating to Finance.

●      Work with the Head of Operations and Finance, CEO, Finance Committee members and other Trustees to ensure the financial viability of the organisation.

●      Support fellow Trustees to be aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them.

●      To have oversight of accounting policies, procedures, processes and record keeping including advising on best practice.

●      Appraising the financial viability of plans, proposals and feasibility studies.

●      Sign off monthly on the bank reconciliation and payroll report, and annually on the organisation budget and annual accounts.

●      Lead on appointing auditors and support the Head of Operations and Finance to liaise with them for the audit process.

●      Work with Head of Operations and Finance, CEO, Finance Committee members and trustees to set the financial strategy for the organisation.

Each trustee must have:

●      A commitment to the mission of Oxfordshire Youth

●      A willingness to meet the minimum time requirement

●      An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship

●      Strategic and forward-looking vision in relation to the charity’s objects and aims

●      Independent judgement, political impartiality, an ability to think creatively and a willingness to speak their mind

●      Good communication and interpersonal skills including a willingness to use tact and diplomacy to challenge and constructively criticise

●      Integrity

The board of trustees collectively needs skills and experience in the following areas:

●      Leadership and human resource management

●      Financial management, income generation and enterprise

●      Safeguarding experience and expertise

●      Public policy and public affairs

●      National and local youth sector

Oxfordshire Youth (OY) recruits outstanding talent to ensure we provide outstanding programmes services to the young people of Oxfordshire and the organisations who serve them. We are committed to creating a team of people that make diversity and inclusion the normal. Oxfordshire Youth are actively seeking to recruit candidates from Global Ethnic Majority backgrounds, and from candidates who may consider themselves to have lived experiences in the areas in which they work.

Oxfordshire Youth offers Trustees robust training to support them to succeed in their role and to broaden their knowledge on the youth sector, and other relevant issues.

To read more about the role please download the full  Trustee Role Description.

Remuneration: None, voluntary position. Expenses for travel may be claimed.


Time Commitment: Six formal three-hour board meetings per-year

Sub-committee and other officer roles require additional time.

Additional meetings as and when circumstances require.


Term: Three-year terms for a maximum of three consecutive terms after which a Trustee may be reappointed following a year away from the board.


Location: Oxfordshire


Reporting: To the Board of Trustees


Reference Documents: Charity Commission Essential Trustee Guide

Charity Governance Code

Charity Commission Guidance

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