Oxfordshire’s Lieutenancy holds a confidential list of local people who have expressed an interest in applying for trustee and chair roles in the voluntary sector. Organisations who seek trustees are asked to e-mail with the following details:
Role to be filled: skills and expertise, level of active involvement and time commitment
If appropriate these details are then forwarded to all on the Lieutenancy List so that those interested can contact the organisation directly. It is the responsibility of the organisation to decide on any next steps in terms of the recruitment process.
Could a volunteer help your organisation? What is ACES?
Second and final year Brookes Accounting students volunteer with local charities, cooperatives, community interest companies, social enterprises and voluntary associations, to provide accounting services such as:
setting up and maintaining systems
claiming Gift Aid (going back four years in one case)
drawing up management and end of year accounts
reporting to the board in some cases
undertaking Independent Examinations as required by the Charity Commission
We are open to suggestions as to how students might help you.
Are the students given any training?
The students will already know the basics of bookkeeping but you will need to induct them into your systems.
They will have specific charity accounting training from Critchleys Chartered Accountants and on-going support from specialist staff in the Oxford Brookes Business School. This year we will also be supported by Green Accountancy.
When will students be able to work?
Students will work for a few hours a week over the course of a year or possibly longer. The scheme is mutually beneficial; the students gain experience and the organisations gain expertise.