Care After Prison: Treasurer

Care After Prison (CAP)

Applications are invited for the position of Treasurer for Care After Prison.

Who We Are:

Care After Prison (CAP) is a national peer led organisation supporting people affected by imprisonment, current and former offenders, and their families. We provide prison in-reach, community support, peer led mentoring, family support, information, advice and referral services.
We offer former offenders a safe environment where they can identify what they need to reach and sustain their goal of leading crime free lives, and we believe in the ability of everyone to change given the right circumstances and support. CAP also support families who have a loved one in prison providing information, advice, support and referrals.

The Role of Treasurer

This growing, innovative and successful charity is seeking a Treasurer to join our existing Board of Directors. This is a voluntary role that presents an opportunity for the successful candidate to hone their leadership and governance skills. Joining the board of Care After Prison is also an opportunity to give something back to society.
As a board member you will bring your own expertise to the benefit of CAP, and help to guide the organisation through its evolution. This position is unpaid.

Role Description & Person Specification

The overall role of a treasurer is to maintain an overview of the company’s financial affairs, ensuring its viability and that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. The treasurer is a member of the Finance and Risk committee and shall report to the Board on the financial budgeting and management systems.

General financial oversight:

  • To oversee and present budgets, accounts and financial statements
  • To liaise with the Executive Director regarding all financial matters
  • To ensure that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place, including ongoing review and development of same
  • To ensure compliance with relevant legislation
  • To ensure any recommendations of the auditors are implemented
  • To ensure accounts meet the conditions of contractual agreements with external agencies such as funders and statutory bodies
  • Provide leadership and contribute to the effective operation of the Board and Finance and Risk committee.

Financial planning and reporting:

  • To present financial reports to the Board
  • To make a presentation of the accounts at the AGM
  • To advise on the Company’s reserves and asset management
  • To advise on the financial implications of the company’s strategic and operational plans

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Experience of financial control and budgeting
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to ensure decisions are taken and followed up

Time Commitment Required:

The role of the treasurer requires a minimum commitment of four hours per month. This includes one meeting per month per current schedule - the Board meets every second month, and Finance and Risk Committee meet every other month. Currently, due to Covid-19, meetings are being held virtually, though our offices are based in the Carmelite Community Centre in Dublin city centre.

To apply for this position, please send a CV with a covering letter stating why you believe you are suitable to join CAP’s board to chair@careafterprison.ie

To learn more about our work and its impact, see:

Care After Prison is a registered charity (RCN 20081003)

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
9th Sep, 2021
Region
Remotely / Dublin
Expiry Date
9th Nov, 2021