• Volunteer
  • London

Thank you!

By volunteering with Dementia Prevention UK you’ll be part of a movement that believes in the power of education to change the future. Whether you’re looking to volunteer once a week, month or year – there is a role and team waiting to welcome you.

Who is Dementia Prevention UK

Dementia Prevention UK is a charity that helps people harness the power of knowledge to control Dementia. We are committed to providing people with knowledge, support and tools to improve their chances to prevent or delay Dementia.

Our people are vital to our mission. Our pioneering spirit is reflected in the energy and drive of our staff – all of whom play a key role in helping realize our vision.

Our Vision, Mission and Values

Vision

A world where people understand that they have a key role in beating Dementia.

Mission

To raise awareness and to educate the public that Dementia is not an inevitable part of ageing. By modifying lifestyle and embracing cognitive stimulating activities, we can reduce the prevalence of Dementia.

Values

Integrity– Our work is inspired by the most recent breakthroughs in the field of dementia science.

Inclusion and diversity– We provide access to knowledge and practical tools for dementia prevention to the public.

Impact– Our community work delivers change and influences people, their families, and their network.

Curiosity– We continue to learn and push ourselves to find new innovative tools to prevent dementia.

Collaboration– We work in collaboration with universities, research bodies, charities and other organisations to bring new knowledge and the best service to our clients.

Why volunteer with us?

Our volunteers tell us that volunteering is fun and rewarding, and it gives them the opportunity to meet new people and have new experiences. But most importantly, it’s their way of helping us defeat Dementia.

Many of our volunteers have been affected in one way or another by Dementia. Often, they’ve cared for a friend or family member with Dementia. Volunteering for Dementia Prevention UK is their way of being part of the community that is fighting back.

When you volunteer with Dementia Prevention UK, you’re helping defeat Dementia

Volunteer Treasurer

What are we looking for?

Your job is to work with the SLT to develop a budget and monitor and evaluate financial progress, guide the financial decisions and act as a voice of expertise. You’ll be expected to bring a certain level of experience and know-how to the role to ensure the financial success of the organisation.

Skills you will need

  • Professional accounting, finance or similar qualification
  • Good understanding of financial management and reporting
  • Experience in establishing or setting out strategic goals in a business setting

Qualities

  • Knowledge and experience of current and fundraising finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management (as necessary).
  • Good financial analysis skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly

Personal qualities suitable to the roles:

  • An interest in Dementia Prevention UK and the work we do
  • Honesty and reliability
  • Understanding of confidentiality
  • Patience and Sensitivity
  • Passion and enthusiasm

Overall

  • Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.
  • Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation.
  • Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits.

Specifically

  • Liaise with relevant staff, committee members and/or volunteers to ensure the financial viability of the organisation.
  • Make fellow committee members aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them.
  • Regularly report the financial position at committee meetings (balance sheet, cash flow, fundraising performance etc).
  • Oversee the production of an annual budget and propose its adoption at the last meeting of the previous financial year.
  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place, ie:
    • Cheque signatories
    • Purchasing limits
    • Purchasing systems
    • Petty cash/ float
    • Salary payments
    • Pensions
    • PAYE and NI payments
    • Others as appropriate
  • Appraising the financial viability of plans, proposals and feasibility studies.
  • Lead on appointing and liaising with auditors/an independent examiner.
  • Undertake bookkeeping duties and/or oversee the finance volunteer ensuring posting and bookkeeping is kept up-to-date.
  • Maintain the petty cash system and regularly process petty cash claims.
  • Regularly carry out reconciliations/ oversee regular reconciliations by the finance volunteer.
  • Arrange payments to creditors as appropriate and arrange appropriate signatures on payments.
  • Make the necessary arrangements to collect payments from debtors and bank payments promptly.

How much time do you have to commit?

We aim to be flexible

Travel and other agreed out of pocket expenses are reimbursed to volunteers.

What are the personal benefits?

In return, as one of Dementia Prevention UK’s fantastic treasurer you’ll benefit from:

  • Becoming part of a movement to defeat Dementia.
  • Helping a charity succeed financially and achieve their goals
  • Gaining essential charity sector experience
  • A clearer sense of purpose driven by passion for a particular cause

Our promise to you

When you become a Dementia Prevention UK volunteer, we’ll always treat you with respect, consideration and appreciation. We’ll listen to what you have to say and ask you what you think. We’ll make sure you’re always working in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. And of course, your health, safety and welfare are our top priority. We’ll be there to support you and make sure you know exactly what you’re doing.

What’s the next step?

Please send an email to us so we can arrange a time to discuss the role and answer any questions you may have. We’ll also gather details about your experience of Dementia and interest in the charity. This information will only be used to match you with appropriate opportunities.

When you’ve decided that this role is for you, the Volunteering team will ask you for the contact details of two referees so references can be taken up before you start volunteering.

You’ll be fully supported by us. We’ll provide you with training, support and guidance.

If you have any general enquiries about this role please contact the Volunteering team on email: info@dementiapreventionuk.com

Pathway to becoming a volunteer.

  • Send us an email
  • Meeting with Volunteer team member
  • References check
  • Induction training

Induction Agenda:

  • Dementia
  • Confidentiality

You can find out more about the Dementia Prevention workshops service here: https://dementiapreventionuk.com

Thank you.

To apply for this job email your details to info@dementiapreventionuk.com.