Centre for Crime and Justice Studies – Treasurer Advert
The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies (www.crimeandjustice.org.uk) is looking for a new Treasurer. They are an independent educational charity that advances public understanding of crime, criminal justice and social harm. Through partnership and coalition-building, advocacy and research, they work to inspire social justice solutions to the problems society faces, so that many responses that criminalise and punish are no longer required.
Their work is currently organised around two main programmes:
- UK Justice Policy Review - A programme of activities, including reports and events, which the Centre has been running since 2010. Under this programme, the Centre assesses year-on-year criminal justice developments across the UK.
- Our Strategic Programme - A new initiative starting in July 2018 focusing on the issues associated with, and potential solutions to, unnecessary criminalisation.
The new Treasurer will be required to lead on the financial responsibilities of the organisation, developing and securing the legal and financial wellbeing of the organisation.
The Treasurer will also join the current board in its role as a governing body: setting strategy and ensuring exemplary governance and fiscal control to guide and develop this forward thinking organisation.
Whilst the Treasurer is not required to be a qualified accountant they will need to demonstrate a strong financial background along with good business acumen. Most importantly they will have an understanding of good charity governance and be interested in the work the Centre does and issues relating to crime and justice. They will also need to be able to inspire and motivate, understand the changing environment of the sector and identify opportunities for the organisation’s development.
They hold four board meetings a year at the Centre’s offices in Vauxhall, London.