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West Northumberland Food Bank (WNFB) are looking for a Treasurer to join the Board of Trustees in April 2020

WNFB have been working to alleviate Poverty since 2013 by:

  • Providing free food and household essentials
  • Targeting support to address the causes/effects of poverty
  • ·Working with others to reduce poverty

We are based in Hexham and have 3 part time staff and 35 Volunteers in a variety of roles:

Targeted Support Workers who managed around 400 requests for help a month from people experiencing poverty visiting our Food Banks in Hexham, Prudhoe and Haltwhistle before the Covid-19 pandemic, they now staff a daily helpline and have dealt with over 3000 calls since March 2020.

Logistics Team who collect, sort and pack donations into around 150 food parcels a week, they have made around 2400 doorstep deliveries since the pandemic started doorstep deliveries across 14 towns and villages.

Admin Team: We also have Volunteers in Data Entry helping us measure poverty and in Bookkeeping

Trustees meet monthly and take an active role in the Charity (CIO), each Trustee builds on their own experience and skills to lead on certain functions for example HR, Marketing, Strategic Planning and Income Generation.

Our income comes mainly from public donations, private donors and Gift Aid and our finances in a healthy position.

We are passionate about developing our services in ways that meet the needs of people experiencing poverty without judgement, that empower people and restore their dignity, that remove shame and build solidarity.

We are looking for someone who shares our ethos and wants to help combat poverty in our communities. Someone who is financially trained (ideally a chartered accountant) with at least 3 years’ experience of UK accounting, Trustee experience is not essential. We are looking for someone who can work remotely, ideally familiar with MS Teams, and modern accounting software. The role involves working closely with our Bookkeeper and Project manager who manage the day to finances.

Key responsibilities of the Treasurer:

  • Overseeing and approving accounts, budgets and financial statements
  • Ensuring financial resources meet the current and future needs of the organisation
  • Ensuring the organisation has an appropriate reserves policy
  • Preparing and presenting financial reports to the board
  • Ensuring appropriate accounting and control procedures are in place
  • Liaising with any paid staff and volunteers about financial matters
  • Advising on the financial implications of the organisation’s strategic plans
  • Ensuring the organisation’s compliance with legislation
  • Monitoring investment activity to ensure its consistency with the organisation’s
  • policies
  • Making a formal presentation of the accounts at the AGM (Annual General Meeting)

 How to apply: Please contact Sam Gilchrist Project Manager 01434 700068 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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BRIC (Blyth Resource & Initiative Centre) has been providing employment support and education to the local community for over 30 years. The services and activities BRIC provides are in direct response to the needs of centre users and the local community, and through partnership work with other local organisations. BRIC has a client base of over 5,000 unemployed people.

Although BRIC’s services fall into four main categories – IT Education, English & Maths, Employability and a Drop-in service; we have addressed many social issues outside of our own expertise that our clients have been faced with. Through partnership work with other local organisations, as well as through our own commitment to service users, we have been able to provide a wider support service to enable people to make significant and positive differences to their lives. Improving their skills and abilities, mental and physical well-being and by providing opportunities to make friends and socialise, enables service users to become more active members of the community.

We have a vacancy for a Treasurer to maintain an overview of the organisation’s affairs, ensure its financial viability and ensure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. We are particularly looking for someone with financial qualifications and experience; some experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes; the skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences, who is prepared to make unpopular recommendations to the board and has a willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis.

Download the role description.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Centre Manager, Sharron Fawcett in the first instance by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Headway Arts are a registered charity based in Blyth, Northumberland who work locally, nationally and internationally. We passionately believe the arts are a potent catalyst for community cohesion and change and use creativity to connect communities, enhance learning and develop inclusivity. We work with the all communities but specialise in supporting people who are learning disabled.

We are looking for enthusiastic trustees with experience of community development, financial management and fundraising.

To arrange a good time for a chat please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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BRIC (Blyth Resource & Initiative Centre) has been providing employment support and education to the local community for over 30 years. The services and activities BRIC provides are in direct response to the needs of centre users and the local community, and through partnership work with other local organisations. BRIC has a client base of over 5,000 unemployed people.

Although BRIC’s services fall into four main categories – IT Education, English & Maths, Employability and a Drop-in service; we have addressed many social issues outside of our own expertise that our clients have been faced with. Through partnership work with other local organisations, as well as through our own commitment to service users, we have been able to provide a wider support service to enable people to make significant and positive differences to their lives. Improving their skills and abilities, mental and physical well-being and by providing opportunities to make friends and socialise, enables service users to become more active members of the community.

We have a vacancy for a Trustee who is willing to devote the necessary time and effort, has strategic vision, good, independent judgement, an ability to think creatively and a willingness to speak their mind.

Download the role description.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Centre Manager, Sharron Fawcett in the first instance by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Do you have a paid job or a trustee vacancy in the Northumberland voluntary and community sector or the surrounding areas to advertise? If so, you can list it on this page and we will also include it in our regular fortnightly e-bulletin.

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  • We charge £25 per listing for not-members.
  • For non-members, an invoice will be sent to you once your listing has been accepted.

Simply email your job advert, including contact details and a link to further information (or with copies of your application documents) and a copy of your logo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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