Samaritans of Ballymena
About the Volunteer Opportunity
Samaritans of Ballymena is a voluntary organisation which offers support to those at risk of suicide. They currently have 70 listening volunteers who communicate with the public, mainly by telephone.
They are seeking to recruit a replacement treasurer as part of their management team. The treasurer may or may not be a listening volunteer.
The treasurer’s principal responsibility during the year is to pay bills, receive funds for lodgement to the bank and to record these transactions on a relatively simple spreadsheet. The treasurer provides a monthly financial update at the monthly management team meeting. The meeting may be attended via Zoom. At the end of the financial year (31st March annually) the treasurer uses the spreadsheet figures to compile formal income and expenditure accounts.
Related duties include submission of reports to the Charities Commission, to the Companies Office, and to Samaritans Central Charity; arrangements of insurance annually; and other financially related duties as requested by the charity’s Director.
If the applicant also decides to become a listening volunteer then they will attend the Ballymena office 3.5hrs per week for this purpose.
The financial duties can largely be carried out from home. When travelling for purposes of the Treasurer’s role mileage payments may be claimed.
The treasurer role would suit someone from a financial background, ideally accountancy.
The volunteer will shadow the existing treasurer for 6 months. The listening volunteers go through a formal training programme incorporating individual mentoring followed by a six month probationary period plus annual online training.
About the Organisation
Since 1974, Samaritans has served the people of Ballymena, the surrounding districts and beyond.
Drawn from across the community and from all walks of life they come together to support the people of their community whenever they need them.
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Volunteers may be required to complete an Access NI disclosure for some volunteering roles. A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a volunteer position.