Respect Treasurer recruitment

Respect, a pioneering domestic violence organisation, is looking for a Treasurer to advise the Board of Trustees and the Chief Executive on finances. Respect supports frontline organisations across the UK, so that together we can end domestic abuse.

Respect’s mission focusses on changing, or disrupting, the behaviour of the perpetrators of domestic abuse; and on young people who are using violence in close relationships. Respect also works with male victims of domestic abuse.

Respect’s work is wide ranging: we offer accreditation of specialist Domestic Violence Prevention Programmes; we provide training for individuals and organisations working in the sector; we provide two helplines to enable service users to get the help and advice they need; we lobby influencers to improve policy and practice; we support up-to-date research undertaken by specialists in the field; and we fundraise to ensure important work continues to happen. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to support this work, and ultimately, help us reach our goal of stopping domestic violence.

Unusually in the domestic violence sector, Respect has a mixed gender staff team and Board of Trustees. This is your chance to work with a diverse team that is passionate about men and women working together to end domestic violence.

As a Trustee you will have the opportunity to shape the future of a unique charity and work with other trustees and the staff team.

We welcome suitably qualified applications from first-time Trustees. Full support, induction and reasonable expenses will be provided.

The Treasurer’s key duties are to:

  • Maintain an overview of Respect’s financial affairs;
  • Ensure Respect’s financial viability;
  • Ensure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained;
  • Provide guidance to the Finance team and oversight of our financial transformation project
  • Chair the Sustainability subgroup of the Trustee Board and provide advice on the finances to the Board.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Financial qualifications and experience;
  • Some experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes;
  • The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences;
  • Preparedness to make unpopular recommendations to the Board of Trustees;
  • Willingness to be available to staff for advice and guidance.

Application deadline: Monday 9 April 2018, noon.

Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 18 April at Respect’s London office.

To apply for this role download:


Treasurer Application form