Treasurer of MAITS

Job Title: Treasurer of MAITS

Location: The role is London-based although the candidate does not have to live in London

Role and Responsibilities:

The role of the Trustee is to assist with the oversight and governance of the charity in accordance with its Memorandum and Articles of Association and to ensure compliance with the guidelines issued by the Charity Commission.  The role, which is non-executive, will also be to assist and advise management to ensure the effective operation of the charity ensuring it works effectively towards its vision and mission, harnessing its resources to maximum effect and upholding its core ethos and values and fulfilling a duty of care and to monitor that the deployment of funds is efficient and effective.

Type of person needed and expected level of experience:

MAITS is looking for a new Trustee with accountancy experience at a senior level, preferably with previous charity experience to join our small board of trustees and preferably someone who has a good network within the charity and donor sectors.  A person who has knowledge and experience of disability and an affinity with the ethos of our organisation would be advantageous and with the ability and drive to help move the organisation forward.

Time Commitment:

Trustees will be expected to attend quarterly board meetings in central London and to participate in additional meetings and conference calls, as well as regular e-mail communication.

Organisation’s profile:

MAITS is an international disability charity that works with and supports some of the most marginalised children globally – children with disabilities living in some of the poorest countries in the world. 150 million children globally have a disability and the majority live in developing countries. The aim of MAITS is to improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children living with disabilities to help them reach their full potential.  MAITS specifically supports children with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, autism and learning disabilities. We do this through a team of volunteers from all over the world, who are experienced professionals, who provide capacity building, training and resources to those caring for and working with individuals with disabilities in education and health services.  The capacity building we provide builds the skills of local professionals and improves the quality of life of children with disabilities and in some cases, such as our infant and child feeding programmes, are life-saving. 

 

Since 2011, we have provided training to 3972 staff in 20 countries in a range of health, education and community settings, who have limited access to training and development benefitting approximately 550,000 individuals with disabilities and their families. MAITS has 225 trainers (both local and international) on its register with this number growing monthly. 

 

Organisation’s website: www.maits.org.uk

Contact details: info@maits.org.uk

or Esther Hamilton, CEO Esther@maits.org.uk