VACANCY: EASST is seeking a new Trustee to take on the role of Treasurer

by Mar 4, 2020News

Join our team. We are looking for someone to take on this governance level role with excellent financial management skills, experience of working in the charity sector, and an interest in international development.

The candidate will assist in reviewing quarterly financial reports presented to the Trust Board and also help to advise on financial matters and issues with local and international banking, as well as participating in the annual meeting with EASST’s accountants/auditors.

Selection criteria

Charity trustees are the people who share ultimate responsibility for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run.[1]

We are looking for someone to take on this governance level role with excellent financial management skills, experience of working in the charity/NFP sector, an interest in international development, and some time to devote to regular meetings with EASST staff (approximately one day per quarter). In addition, the successful candidate would be expected to attend 4 board meetings a year, held in Central London.

As our financial transactions involve countries outside the UK, EASST will give preference to candidates with experience of international banking transactions and accounting.

Experience of working with countries in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus or Central Asia or knowledge of road safety would be an advantage but not essential.

The duration is 3 years with review for extension. Trustee is an unpaid, voluntary role – all expenses will be reimbursed.

About EASST

EASST is an independent UK-registered charity whose mission is to save lives and prevent injuries by making road transport safer, greener and more sustainable for future generations. Since its establishment in 2009, EASST has built a vibrant network of local partner NGOs across Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia – contributing to significant reforms in the region and to the UN Sustainable Development Goals for safe, sustainable and inclusive transport.

Road crashes are the leading cause of death for young people in every world region, and globally account for more fatalities than malaria. Road death and injury is preventable. EASST’s mission is to reduce road casualties and promote sustainable mobility by building local capacity and expertise in the countries where we work.

EASST concentrates its efforts in a region where road deaths are particularly high, with casualties 6 times higher than in the UK. We build local road safety capacity by giving modest, mentored grants to our partners and working with them to carry out local projects. These include projects on road safety management, safe road design, inclusive and sustainable transport, safe vehicles, effective enforcement, safer road users, road safety education and better post-crash care.

In 2013 EASST was granted consultative status with the Economic & Social Council of the United Nations. EASST is a member of the UN Road Safety Collaboration Group, helping to steer global road safety activities. We are also an active member of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety.

EASST has a small Board of Trustees chaired by Lord Whitty, a former UK Road Safety Minister, and includes member with great expertise in the region and in the subject. EASST’s core funding comes from the FIA Foundation, a global charity based in the UK. We also receive private donations for our work, and carry out projects directly funded by a variety of donors.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit a CV and letter of motivation by email to Corrine Vibert at [email protected] by 31st March 2020.

Suitable candidates will be reviewed by the Trust Board. Those short-listed will be interviewed by a selection committee of the Trust Board.

[1] To find out more about the role of Trustee within a UK-registered charity visit:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-cc3

 

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