NRCPD is the UK voluntary regulator for communication professionals working with deaf and deafblind people. Its key purpose is to act in the public interest by:

  • keeping registers of practitioners who meet agreed standards of practice in their work
  • Setting the standards that practitioners need to meet to get onto and then stay on the register
  • Requiring registered practitioners to abide by a Code of Conduct
  • Investigating complaints about alleged breaches of the Code

NRCPD holds registers of interpreters for deafblind people, lipspeakers, notetakers, sign language interpreters, sign language translators and speech to text reporters. They are looking to appoint an honorary treasurer.

About the role

Job Title: Honorary Treasurer
Location: Central London (Typically)
Salary: Unpaid however reasonable expenses incurred will be reimbursed

NRCPD is a wholly owned subsidiary of Signature, a national charity that campaigns to improve the standards of communication with D/deaf and deafblind people in the UK. On 1 January 2017 NRCPD became a separate legal entity with charitable status, which is the first step in a transition arrangement for NRCPD to move to full independence as a voluntary regulator. We are, therefore, embarking on an important period of organisational change and development.

NRCPD is governed by a board that sets strategic direction, policy, and financial priorities. Board meetings are normally held in central London. The successful candidate for this position will be a senior practitioner in their field and able to demonstrate experience and understanding of regulatory, charitable or not for profit organisations.

Role Description
The Honorary Treasurer will

  • oversee the financial matters of the Board in line with good practice and in accordance with legal requirements, and report to the Trustees at regular intervals about the financial health of the organisation
  • ensure that effective financial and accounting procedures are in place, and are appropriate
  • oversee and present budgets, accounts, financial statements and financial reports to the Board of Trustees
  • contribute to strategic development and planning; and provide advice and guidance in support of NRCPD’s stated objectives;
  • attend NRCPD board meetings (five each year, plus a strategy day), contributing to discussions, and encouraging open and proactive accountability to the public and the professions;
  • comment on improvement in standards, policies and procedures; and
  • be involved in constructive collaboration, networking and consultation on behalf of NRCPD with key stakeholders and others when required;
  • act as an ambassador for NRCPD, with a view to promoting its profile and status and the services offered by registered practitioners to external stakeholders.

Person specification
Experience needed

  • Experience of finance and accounting, preferably within the charity and/or not-for-profit sector
  • Senior level experience in a regulatory, charitable, or not for profit context;
  • Experience of working in a strategic and leadership role;
  • Experience of working on or with boards/ committees is desirable.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • An accountancy/ finance qualification
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge and understanding of business and financial best practice;
  • Ability to challenge the status quo and engage in constructive collaboration;
  • Knowledge of the field of communications with D/deaf and deafblind people would be desirable;

Personal qualities
A team player demonstrating integrity, independence, an interest in equality and access, enthusiasm, energy and firm resolve.
Applications from people who are D/deaf or have hearing loss are encouraged.

This is a voluntary role for a period of three years, with the potential for renewal for a further three years. It requires a commitment of six to eight days per year.

How to apply

To apply, please send a current CV and a covering letter addressing how you believe you meet the person specification and your reason for applying. Applications should be sent  to [email protected]  or alternatively to: Alan Peacock, Director and Registrar at NRCPD, c/o Mersey House, Mandale Business Park, Belmont, Durham, DH1 1TH.

Closing Date: Friday 14 April 2017