The UK country group of Peace Brigades International is currently seeking a Treasurer. PBI is an international human rights organization dedicated to nonviolence and conflict transformation.
The role of the Treasurer is to assist the director in all aspects of the organisation’s financial management and to take specific responsibility for the oversight of all financial transactions. The treasurer is also required to carry out general bookkeeping duties including regular bank balance reviews, maintaining petty cash records etc.
PBI UK is a world-leading NGO working to protect human rights defenders. We provide life-saving support in some of the world's most dangerous countries.
Each day, human rights defenders speak out for the rights of others. And each day they risk their livelihoods, their liberty and in many cases their lives. Globally, attacks, abductions, and even assassinations are all on the increase; last year was the deadliest on record.
“PBI offers the possibility to stay alive. Sometimes I feel death getting closer and breathing down my neck, as they say in the mines. PBI gives me and other human rights defenders in Mexico the chance to wake up alive each day and I feel very grateful for that.”
Cristina Auerbach, Director, Pasta de Conchos Family Organisation, Mexico
PBI defends the defenders. On the ground we provide direct protection and support, to keep defenders alive and help their activism thrive. Our international volunteers accompany at-risk activists, standing shoulder to shoulder with them in a display of solidarity that deters violent attacks. In addition, unlike other organisations in this space, we also provide longer-term support – from security monitoring and psychological assistance, to communications and capacity-building training.
We are seeking a Treasurer to:
- review management accounts and present them to the PBI UK Board of Directors;
- be a member of the Board of Directors, attend Board meetings and contribute to discussions on the general direction of PBI UK;
- chair the Finance Committee of PBI UK;
- oversight of audit process, financial controls and financial governance within PBI UK;
- work with the Finance Officer to ensure all regulatory and statutory requirements are met.