Accompaniment Support Service for Children
BoM Financial Trustee Job Description
A.S.S.C. is a not-for-profit organisation that was set up in 2020 to address the needs of young people as they negotiate their way through the criminal justice system. Our service provides accompaniment and advocacy for young people and their families at different stages through the justice system.
A.S.S.C aims to ensure that all children who need our support receive it, in a timely and appropriate manner irrespective of their means. These are the following services which A.S.S.C. will be providing:
- Forensic accompaniment for children and their families when children receive a forensic exam at the Barnahus OneHouse in Galway and the SATU in Rotunda.
- National Advocacy Phone support for families referred to A.S.S.C.
- Court accompaniment service in the Dublin region, for children who have to give witness testimony in criminal trials
General Trustee duties of a Charity Trustee
• Comply with the Charity’s governing document
• Ensuring charity is complying with its charitable purpose for the public benefit
• Acting in the best interest of the charity
• Act with Reasonable Care and Skill
• Manage the assets of your charity
A.S.S.C. is seeking an individual with proven knowledge in financial management or accountancy.
The responsibilities of the Financial trustee are as follows:
- Must be a qualified Accountant, ACA or CIMA qualified, ideally with at least 5 years’ senior management experience.
- To have a deep insight into all Financial policies and controls and propose any recommendations for change.
- To have oversight of compliance and risk management in the organisation.
- The Director will be appointed to the Finance committee of the organisation. Their role will be to evaluate and monitor the adequacy of Financial controls and procedures and ensure the organisation is compliant with best practice principles.
- Have an overview of the finances to advise the Board on financial implications of proposals, cash flow problems, etc.
- Oversight of compliance and risk management in line with usual board responsibilities
- To be an authorised signatory of the Charity.
Qualities and skills required
• Good leadership skills
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Impartiality, fairness, and the ability to respect confidences
• Ability to ensure decisions are taken and followed-up
• Good timekeeping
• Tact and diplomacy
• Understanding of the roles/responsibilities of a governing body
There will be 12 board meetings and a number of sub-committee meetings a year. Meetings are held through Zoom.