JOB | Honorary Treasurer, The Latin Programme – via facilis

Honorary Treasurer

The Latin Programme – Via Facilis (TLP) brings Latin to state primary schools in order to improve pupils’ English literacy and their understanding of language, and to broaden their cultural and historical horizons. We exist because lacking vital literacy skills holds a person back at every stage of their life beyond primary school. We embrace a non-traditional approach to literacy in which songs, games and rap encourage pupils to understand complex grammatical material in both Latin and English. We believe in the exceptional linguistic potential of every child and strive to make the most of that by offering young people the opportunity to study an ancient language in a way that will provide an excellent foundation for future language learning and above all self-expression.

We are currently looking for a new Honorary Treasurer to join TLP’s Trustee Board.  Working closely with our other Trustees, who are all fully engaged with the work of the Charity and keen to see it go from strength to strength, your overall role as Honorary Treasurer will be to maintain an overview of – and keep the Board informed of – TLP’s financial affairs and viability, and to ensure that proper financial procedures, controls and records are maintained. The role of Honorary Treasurer also involves some liaison with key members of our highly motivated, experienced and capable staff team, who are passionate about the work of the Charity and the impact it is having. 

As Honorary Treasurer, you will need to have good knowledge of financial management and some knowledge of charity finance. Knowledge of Latin is not a prerequisite but a real empathy to the cause and an understanding of the value of our work is a must. You will also need to be able to commit sufficient time for this work.  There are usually 3 to 4 formal board meetings a year, typically early evenings in central London, in addition to which there is sometimes the need for ad-hoc phone and email liaison with other trustees and with staff, as well as an occasional need to attend other Charity events and meetings.  Reviewing a variety of financial documents and other board papers is also an integral part of the role.

The Latin Programme – Via Facilis now has over 10 years’ experience of delivering successful, cost-effective programmes which make a positive and measurable difference to the lives of young children.  This is therefore an exciting opportunity to join an established and successful organisation and help lead it forward to maximise its potential. This is an un-remunerated role although reasonable travel expenses will be paid in accordance with our policy.

Role Description and Person Specification

To apply for the role please send an up-to-date C.V. and cover letter to charmian@thelatinprogramme.co.uk.  Your cover letter should outline how you meet the requirements listed in the person specification and explain why you wish to become part of the team at The Latin Programme – Via Facilis. If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact charmian@thelatinprogramme.co.uk.