Trustee/Treasurer – Merstham Community Facility Trust

Merstham Community Facility Trust is a small but growing charity based in a newly-built Community Hub in Merstham. Our Charitable Objectives are as follows:
both independently and through engaging with others, to promote, facilitate and provide services and opportunities for the benefit of the inhabitants of Merstham and Surrey (the “local community”), by working with the local community and other organisations in a common effort to improve social welfare; health; education, employment and the general quality of life of members of the local community;
to maintain the community centre currently known as the Merstham Community Hub (the “Merstham Hub”) and to maintain, manage and develop the facilities
available at the Merstham Hub, whether alone or in cooperation with any local authority or other person or body, in furtherance of these Objects; and
to promote the charity’s approaches to governance, implementation and otherwise, and to facilitate the development of similar initiatives in the local community and in other areas.
Ideally we are seeking someone who:
has an interest in supporting the charity to deliver the objectives of MCFT, through supporting the residents of Merstham to improve their quality of life as individuals, partners, families and community
in addition to fulfilling the requirements of our Trustee Role Description you should also
be willing to serve as Treasurer for the charity
be able to maintain an overview of the charity’s financial affairs, ensuring its viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained.
have experience in accountancy or book keeping
be familiar with financial governance and regulation for charities
be able to prepare financial reports, budgets and management accounts
have the ability to support your fellow Trustees in interpreting and understanding financial reports, budgets and management accounts
be willing and able to work cooperatively with our Accountants in the preparation of our Annual Accounts and other formal reporting requirements.

To arrange time for an informal discussion please email Chris Spragg, Chair of Trustees, at chris.spragg@mcft.org.uk.

Interested applicants will be invited to visit us at Merstham Community Hub and will be interviewed by 2 or more of our current trustees. Potential appointees will then be discussed at a full trustee meeting and a selection will be made.
If an applicant has a strong interest in our work, but is unable to commit to monthly meetings at the Hub, then we would consider appointing them as an Associate Trustee.