Hospice Lottery Partnership (HLP) honorary treasurer

  • Location: Tring
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The Hospice Lottery Partnership (HLP) is a not-for-profit social enterprise company established in 1997 and is wholly owned by five local hospices, throughout Herts, Bucks, Beds, Berks, Middx and Oxon. We raise money which is used to provide care for thousands of patients and families in the local community, who are supported by the hospices. 

The five local hospices are:

  • Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity
  • Rennie Grove Hospice Care
  • Michael Sobell Hospice Charity
  • South Bucks Hospice
  • The Hospice of St Francis.

The Hospice Lottery Partnership board consists of one representative director from each of our shareholders as well as independent directors. The chairman of the board and the treasurers positions are designated to be independent.  

Currently HLP has one operational committee formed from the independent directors and chaired by the chairman of the board. This committee scrutinises the financial and operational direction of HLP and supports the chief executive. 

Overall purpose
To scrutinise the financial management of HLP and keep the board informed of its financial position. To support the chief executive and staff in all financial matters.

Main responsibilities  

  • member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee (F&GPC)
  • ensure the organisation complies with its governing documents and other relevant legislation or regulations
  • ensure the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives
  • give firm strategic direction to the organisation and its financial sustainability
  • ensure the board receives accurate, adequate and timely financial information
  • ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation
  • ensure there is a sound system of internal control in the organisation.

Main duties

The HLP honorary treasurer works in close cooperation with and provides overall support and advice to the chief executive and finance staff. The specific responsibilities of the honorary treasurer are to:

  • guide and advise the board on their approval of budgets, accounts and financial statements
  • keep the board informed of its duties and financial responsibilities
  • present finance reports to the F&GPC committee and to the board
  • advise the board on the financial implications of the organisation’s strategic plans and annual budget
  • understand the accounting procedures and key internal controls to be able to assure the board that HLP’s financial integrity is sound
  • ensure the accounts are properly audited, that accepted recommendations of the auditors are implemented
  • monitor the organisation’s bank deposits and ensure they comply with the HLP Banking Policy
  • monitor HLP cash position to ensure funds are available to meet future commitments.

 Desirable skills

  • financial expertise (qualified accountant)
  • experience of voluntary sector finance
  • management experience
  • experience of chairing meetings
  • good interpersonal skills.

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