1. The Belay Foundation


Hybrid/South West England

We are looking for a Treasurer with skills and experience in organisational finance to support us to help some of the most vulnerable children in the UK. The Belay Foundation is a national charity that supports children who have experienced early life trauma.

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Who we are

The Belay Foundation offers practical support to the families of children who have previously been in local authority care, such as adoptive families. Often these children have suffered abuse and neglect that can cause complex disabilities. The Belay Foundation offers services that prevent the breakdown of family life and support a child’s recovery from trauma. We primarily do this by recruiting, training and supporting Specialist Support Workers to provide in-home support.

The role

As a young, growing charity, the board of trustees have the responsibility of growing our
reach and developing our offering in line with our charitable aims.

As a trustee you will:

– Meet regularly (mostly online) with the other trustees to shape, drive and
monitor the charity’s strategy

– Scrutinise the proper management and administration of the charity

– Champion the charity’s core values

– Help develop the financial sustainability of the charity

– Consider further service delivery in line with the charity’s aims

– Promote the work of the charity and develop contacts externally

As Treasurer you will also:

– Support the development of operational financial processes, working creatively
and supportively with the CEO and Chair to choose the right financial frameworks
and tools for our needs

– Present financial reports to the board so all trustees understand the charity’s
financial position

– Advise the board on how to carry out its financial responsibilities

– Oversee the preparation and scrutiny of annual accounts

Ideally you will have experience of supporting the development of a small organisation.
The role of trustee is not paid but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Person Specification


– Ability to scrutinise financial processes and budgets

– Oversight of operations in an organisation

– Excellent communication skills

– Collaborative, enthusiastic and empathetic

– Able to offer 4+ hours per month in Trustee and other meetings and in small
group/1:1 support

Preferable but not essential:

– Experience of a trustee role

– Personal or professional interest in long term care of adopted children

– Experience in a growing organisation from its origins to its next stage

We particularly welcome applications from people who are Black, Asian and/or under 30 as
they are currently under-represented on our Board.

Supporting document(s)

  • belay-treasurer-pack-dec23.pdf - Download
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