Inter Cultural Youth Exchange UK (ICYE UK) was set up in 1993 to promote inter-cultural understanding, peace and cooperation. We believe that local community action can have a global reach and positively affect the world we live in. ICYE UK is part of a federation of over 30 countries that promotes intercultural exchange and understanding between young people through voluntary placements overseas, including social and environmental projects in a range of countries in South America, Africa and Asia. We believe in the importance of reciprocal exchange and host roughly 50 international volunteers in the UK every year.
We are now seeking to appoint a motivated Treasurer to join our enthusiastic and diverse Board of Trustees. As a Trustee, you will be responsible for overseeing the strategic/financial direction and governance of ICYE UK and will work with a dynamic team who support over XX volunteers every year.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for someone who can:
- Provide support to staff and board in relation to financial matters, including budgeting, tracking actuals, forecasting, and analysis of financial trends.
- Ensure the financial sustainability of the organisation is considered as part of all decision making
- Report on the finances to membership at the end of the year.
The ideal Treasurer will:
- Be able to support in acting out the above in collaboration with others on the board.
- Have knowledge and experience of governance and management, either within an international volunteering charity, or in another role that is applicable to the post would be advantageous.
- Have an understanding of charity and/or company finances, but you do not need to be a trained Accountant.
- Be committed and driven by ICYE UK’s values and vision, and committed to understanding the importance of cultural exchange in education and personal development.
What’s in it for you?
Trusteeship is a challenging and brilliant way to volunteer your time and skills to an organisation, build upon your strengths and expand your skillset. Through being a part of ICYE, you will have the opportunity to work with a dedicated and passionate team who are committed to delivering unique volunteering opportunities for young people all around the world. Now more than ever, it is important to build peace and understanding across cultures and through volunteering your time to be part of ICYE’s board, you will help to support this mission. There will also be opportunities to meet some of the volunteers that ICYE supports, so you can see first-hand the fantastic impact that the organisation has.
A few more details
As a member of the ICYE-UK Board of Trustees, you will be expected to attend 6 board meetings per year that you can either attend in person or via Skype. There will also be 2 Staff/Trustee away days and an AGM each year, which you will be required to attend in person but these events are organised to suit Trustee’s availability.
Successful candidates will be co-opted onto the board for the remainder of the year until the next AGM in November 2020, where you can choose to stand to be elected onto the board.
To apply for this position, please send a letter of motivation and CV to email@example.com. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. If you would like to find out more, please get in touch!
ICYE UK works with people who see volunteering abroad as a chance to broaden their horizons and develop themselves as individuals through intercultural learning.
Through supporting local projects that matter, living with a host family and receiving extensive pre-departure and on-arrival training, all volunteers have opportunities to build skills, enhance social and personal development and take part in social action at their project. Here’s how are programme is ethical, immersive, impactful and supportive for each volunteer.
Since 1993, ICYE UK have arranged ethical placements for volunteers throughout Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe.
Our aim is to provide opportunities for volunteers to make a positive contribution to the community in which they will live and work, as well as gain a better understanding of their own and other people’s lives. ICYE UK focuses on the value of culture-sharing and giving volunteers the tools to promote peace through intercultural learning.
Our programme is a truly immersive experience where volunteers get to fully experience a new culture and support local-run projects that matter. Volunteers live with a host family, helping them develop language skills and by living as part of the community, volunteers also meet new people and make international friends.
With language lessons offered on our long-term programme and an opportunity to travel throughout, our volunteers can really get to know a country with an entirely different social and political situation.
Through sharing cultures and ideas, volunteers benefit from personal and professional development. In fact, many of our volunteers develop ongoing relationships with their projects and continue to offer support after the placement. This all means that our volunteers can become part of the solution and help to promote peace through gaining new skills in the field of inter-cultural awareness.
We know that volunteering overseas can seem daunting, but we’re supportive every step of the way, providing extensive training, in intercultural awareness, for Long-Term and Short-Term volunteers.
ICYE UK and the local ICYE office in country also work together to ensure each and every volunteer is well supported throughout the duration of their stay. ICYE UK will also give advice on how to fundraise towards the cost of a programme fee!