The PF Counselling Service is a voluntary counselling agency which offers both short and long term therapy to adults regardless of their ability to pay. Based in South Edinburgh, it is a registered charity and was established in 1986.
Due to the impending retirement of the current Board Treasurer, a new Trustee is sought to take on this role. Working with the Director, the Treasurer has specific responsibilities for overseeing the financial management of the charity, including setting the budget, monitoring monthly performance against this and interpreting the accounts for the rest of the Board, as well as contributing to the full range of Board activities such as good governance, HR and strategy development.
A suitable candidate need not have a formal accountancy qualification, but must have experience of General Management, involving setting and working to budgets, in a business, public sector or charity environment.
The candidate need not have direct experience in counselling, but should have an interest in and a belief in the value of the field.
The basic time commitment is 6 bimonthly Board meetings of 2 hours duration, plus checking the monthly financial results and additional time for preparation of the budget and liaising with the charity’s Accountants to prepare the annual accounts. Special projects may require further involvement.
The position is unpaid. All the Trustees (apart from the Director), all the Counsellors and the Receptionists are volunteers, which makes for a very friendly and supportive working environment.
For an informal chat about the role, please contact the current Treasurer, Allan Sturrock, on 07711 809063 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about the PF please see our website or contact Matthew Haggis or Alison Hampton. email@example.com