WAMES Vacancies

Welsh Association of ME and CFS Support (WAMES) are seeking a new volunteer Treasurer to join their team. This role offers the opportunity to support the work of WAMES, the Welsh charity which represents and supports people affected by the neurological condition of ME, or CFS.

 

The role of the treasurer would be to:

  • Maintain an overview of WAMES’ financial affairs and advise the committee on budgets
  • Ensure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained

Volunteer Treasurers would be based at home, but working with, and responsible to the Management Team, as a trustee of the organisation.

Main activities:

  • Make payments, receive and record all money including fundraising and Gift Aid
  • Record and monitor all Trustee and volunteer expenses
  • Prepare the annual accounts and financial reports for committee, funders etc.
  • Arrange an annual examination of accounts (if needed)
  • Plan and review the budget with the Team
  • Liaise with payroll service (if there are employees)
  • Act as a joint signatory for cheques, invoices, contracts and other relevant documentation
  • Share oversight of WAMES as a trustee (trustee insurance in place)
  • Attend AGM and GM (via Skype)

The opportunity may be available to share the role with another, if this can be arranged. WAMES is happy to discuss options.

Useful qualities and skills:

  • Strategic vision and forward planning
  • An eye for detail and methodical way of thinking
  • Independent judgement
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Knowledge of the responsibilities of a trustee, or willingness to learn
  • Knowledge of basic book keeping and financial management (as necessary)
  • Knowledge of charity financial and fundraising practices, or willingness to learn
  • The ability to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences
  • Knowledge and experience of current and fundraising finance practice relevant to registered charities.

Requirements:

  • Required to use own IT hardware but some software may be available
  • Age 18+

When?

  • Much of the work of the treasurer can be done at any time, though there will be occasional deadlines for reports and payments. It will be necessary to join occasional Skype team meetings at an agreed time.
  • Minimum hours expected per month: 2hrs, on average.
  • Minimum period of commitment: 3 years, as the handover period could take some months.

WAMES will:

  • Organise induction & suitable training
  • Pay agreed expenses

Selection procedures:

  • Application form
  • Informal interview

Selection details:

  • Informal references may be required

For more information, visit: wames.org.uk; or contact Sharon Williams at: sharon@wames.org.uk.

 

A WordPress volunteer would be involved with supporting and developing our 2 websites (Welsh and English) which also hosts a blog, poll and gallery.

Successful candidates would be based at home, but working with, and responsible to, the small Communications Team.

Activities could include one or more of the following:

  • Keeping content up to date
  • Troubleshoot technical issues
  • Help us to improve functionality to communicate more effectively about ME and WAMES to the relevant target communities in Wales (including young people and adults with ME, carers & family, professionals with an interest in ME)
  • Improve the design

Useful qualities and skills:

  • Knowledge of WordPress
  • Some experience of reviewing websites for functionality, usability, accessibility and performance, or a willingness to learn
  • Familiarity with a wide range of websites and blogs
  • Ability to work virtually with a team of volunteers who have varying levels of experience and health
  • An eye for detail
  • The role would be ideal for someone who needs experience of team working, or who wishes a career with IT in the 3rd sector.

Requirements:

  • Required to use own IT hardware but some help may be available
  • Age 16+

When?

  • Much of the work can be done at any time from home, though there will be occasional deadlines and meetings. Meeting dates will be arranged to suit all concerned.
  • Minimum hours expected per month: 8hrs, on average.
  • Minimum period of commitment: 6 months.

WAMES will:

  • Organise induction & suitable training
  • Pay agreed expenses

Selection procedures:

  • Application form
  • Informal interview

Selection details:

  • Informal references will be required

For more information visit: wames.org.uk or contact Sharon Williams at sharon@wames.org.uk.

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