Birmingham Community Matters (BCM) boosts the development of micro and small voluntary and community groups in and around Birmingham. We are looking for a keen and proactive person with a good eye for detail to join BCM as Honorary Treasurer on our Trustee Board.

Birmingham Community Matters (BCM) boosts the development of micro and small voluntary and community groups in and around Birmingham.

In Birmingham, there are many people and groups that wish to have an impact on their community, but may require support or information to get started or to develop their activities, secure funding or manage what they do.

Our peer learning network inspires people into action and gives them spaces to share, as equals, their skills, knowledge and experience.

What we do
BCM offers free, face to face peer support to help to identify next steps for their micro or small group. We work mainly with volunteer led groups with the equivalent of one full time staff member or less.

We offer one to one support, where we match people needing support with an experienced volunteer who can share their experience and knowledge. We also run training workshops both face to face and online around topics relative to a small and micro group success, such as choosing a structure, planning projects, starting with fundraising, managing finances and setting budgets, monitoring projects and much more.

The Role
In addition to the general responsibilities of a trustee of BCM, the role of the Treasurer includes:

-maintaining an overview of BCM’s financial affairs and advising the BCM Board on their responsibilities with regard to financial management.
-confidence that the financial resources of the organisation meet its present and future needs
-ability to assure that BCM remains financially viable and operates proper accounting and reporting procedures.

Who are we looking for
In addition to the qualities required of a Trustee, as Treasurer the following additional skills and qualities that are needed:

Essential skills
- Accounting qualification and/or experience of aspects of financial and management accounting, book-keeping and budgeting and forecasting.
- Good communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills

Desirable, but not essential
- Experience of committee/group work and being prepared to make unpopular recommendations to the board
- Knowledge/experience of the voluntary and community sector and charitable work.

- BCM Trustee Board meets 4-6 times per year (each meeting lasts up to 2 hours and is currently held online)
- We hold two social events each year for Trustees to meet with staff and volunteers, one in winter, one in summer.

We are actively seeking trustees with identities underrepresented in the charity sector. We welcome applications from everyone including those who may not typically identify themselves with the sector. Disabled, D/deaf, blind and partially sighted people, and/or neurodivergent people, those from Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse backgrounds are under-represented on our Board of Trustees so we particularly encourage applications from people in these groups.

We will pay any reasonable expenses associated with your role as trustee, the most common of which are travel to/from meetings.

How to apply

If you have the skills, knowledge and experience required for this role, please visit our page at Reach Volunteering to apply: 

If you have any questions about the role or would like to arrange an informal conversation with our CEO please get in touch with us via Reach Volunteering from the link above.

To find out more about Birmingham Community Matters please visit our website here