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Charity Aim

Tom has organized numerous events for the less-abled and is well aware of their requirements for overnight stays. Staying away from home can be a stressful experience for the severely disabled as the specialist facilities they require are either not available or often of a poor and variable quality.

Indeed research has shown that many severely disabled persons never go on holiday because of the fear of being unable to cope. Tom recently built a new home and wanted to ensure it fully accommodated his frequent wheelchair visitors. This got him thinking about how to design 'state of the art' self-contained accommodation for wheelchair users. From these design musings Tom gradually evolved the concept that is Flat Spaces.

The aim of the charity is to provide purpose built holiday and respite accommodation specifically designed to the highest standards, for the disabled, their careers and families. Each property will be internally identical, whilst taking the local style externally, to give the traveller the confidence of knowing exactly what to expect from a Flat Space holiday. The Charity will be looking at securing funds to construct the properties, and in addition raise funds to ensure that those that require financial support, can also benefit from a Flat Space holiday.

Would you like to join the Flat Spaces team?

Treasurer #volunteer

A new Treasurer appointment is to be made at a Charity providing Holiday Accommodation for severely disabled people.
Outline details are set out in the Brief below.

The role

  • To chair the Financial Performance Committee (FPC) and ensure it meets its Terms of Reference and delivers its programme of work
  • To ensure the FPC scrutinises and evaluates the financial position of the organisation – including monthly management accounts, cashflow, draft budgets, balance sheet and draft statutory accounts and reports regularly to the Board thereon
  • To advise the Board at each meeting of the financial position of the organisation, any current and future risks and any action required – to ensure that the Board is able to fulfil its statutory obligations including financial stewardship and is a going concern and not trading whilst insolvent
  • To advise the Board of FPC's advice concerning capital investments
  • To advise the Chair between meetings when necessary, if new issues arise or if the Chair requires advice
  • To support and advise the Board on effective financial operations
  • To ensure that auditors are appointed and that audit reports are shared with the FPC to advise on action and learning and to liaise with the supervisor of Flat Spaces

Person specification
The Treasurer must be able to carry out the duties and responsibilities required of all Flat Spaces Trustees. The Treasurer specifically should demonstrate:

  • In-depth understanding and experience of financial management but need not necessarily be a qualified accountant
  • Knowledge of accounting practices
  • Understanding of risk management
  • Chairing skills

For further information contact should be made with Glynis Watts of Flat Spaces at:

The closing date for applications is 31 August 2017.