Monday 26 February 2018

Emmaus Salford appeals for new Treasurer

Emmaus Salford entrance

Homelessness charity Emmaus Salford is appealing for a new Treasurer trustee to join the board.

Emmaus Salford supports formerly homeless people by providing them with a home and work in a community setting. The board of trustees play an important role in offering their skills, knowledge and experience to help in the development and governance of the Pendleton based charity.

“Our team of Trustees is determined to make an impact supporting people who have previously experienced homelessness. The Treasurer is a vital role within any charity board and we appeal to anyone with suitable skills and experience to join us and help to make a meaningful difference in Salford.”

Hilary Dunn, Chair of Trustees at Emmaus Salford 

The Treasurer will need to be a qualified accountant who will provide regular reports to the board, prepare annual budgets and longer-term financial plans, ensure regulatory compliance and advise on relevant tax issues, including VAT and Gift Aid.

Emmaus Salford operates social enterprises at Fitzwarren Street and Seaford Road in Salford, as well as the Emmaus Emporium in Swinton. These shops raise an income to help sustain the charity whilst providing Salford residents with a source of good quality, affordable furniture, household goods, clothes, textiles, books and vintage wares.

The charity is keen to encourage applications from young people (aged 18 and above) and Salford citizens as these groups are under-represented on the Emmaus Salford board at present. Trustees meet as a board 12 times each year but individual trustees may also get involved in other ways, as their time permits.

For more information about the Treasurer role, head to www.emmaus.org.uk/salford. If you would like to apply contact the company secretary, Don Simpson, on 01706 650 950 or via don.simpson@zen.co.uk.

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