GDWG is overseen by a Board of Trustees who have the ultimate responsibility for the legal and efficient running of the charity for the benefit of people in detention. 

The Board meets four times a year with occasional extra meetings.

The Treasurer will be a qualified accountant, ideally but not necessarily with experience at Board level. The role requires a person who can both understand and contribute to the big picture and strategic issues and also manage detail and undertake substantive financial and accounting work. We are looking for someone who is both an excellent team member and an independent thinker.

The main responsibilities are to:

  • Oversee the financial affairs of GDWG and take the lead among trustees on governance and compliance matters
  • Ensure the Charity remains financially viable
  • Ensure GDWG maintains a high standard of financial control and management
  • Prepare and present management accounts and other financial reports
  • Work closely with the Director and other staff, trustees and volunteers to ensure the organisation’s success
  • Make a full contribution to the Charity as a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Support the Charity’s fundraising efforts, particularly with the preparation of project budgets for funding applications.

For more information:

If you would like to work with us, please download the full Role Description and Person Specification for the Treasurer (pdf) here. We offer a thorough induction and support. The post is voluntary but appropriate expenses are available.

GDWG Accounts to 31.12.19

The closing date for applications is 25 November 2020. To apply, please send your cv and a covering letter to the Chair of the Board, Marie Dewson, who is happy to discuss the role:

Interviews will take place on 9 December 2020.

GDWG is committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination, and values the diversity of its people.  We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, including those with lived experience of detention, and take every step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged. We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people and guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application demonstrates the essential requirements of the role.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. The successful applicant will be subject to a basic check by the Disclosure & Barring Service and 2 years referencing.