Volunteer Wanted – Treasurer and Non-Executive Director for AOHNP

We are currently seeking a volunteer Treasurer / Non Executive Director to join the AOHNP Board, and to help us continue to evolve and grow as a membership association. The post holder would be responsible for managing the financial administration of the association and reporting to the Board at regular intervals on that and its state of financial health, in line with best practice and in compliance all association and legal requirements.

This role would be suitable for a current or retired finance professional/accountant who wishes to gain/develop their experience as a non-executive director in the not-for-profit sector. The time commitment required is anticipated to be in the region of 7-10 hours per month. All Board members are able to claim relevant and pre-authorised expenses incurred in the course of Board duties. We are open to volunteers who live in any UK-based geographic location, our President is based in the West Midlands and geographic proximity to this area could be advantageous.

Duties will include:

  • Manage and administer the association bank accounts and annual budget
  • Provide the President and Board with financial information, advice and budgeting guidance
  • Work with the directors responsible for fundraising and ensure appropriate measures are being taken to fund the association
  • Have oversight of the risks of the organisation, including the non financial risks such as cyber fraud and reputational risk
  • Attend the AGM and present a financial summary of the year to the association members
  • Ensure that the association is kept up to date with current regulations
  • Other duties as required

Our volunteer Board and Activist team are spread across the whole of the UK and we primarily communicate and work remotely via social media and VOIP platforms. The Board is made up of 10 Director and non Executive Director roles, all of which are currently filled by currently registered or retired OH nurses. The volunteer Treasurer/Non Executive Director would work alongside the Board, advising them on finance matters. The association is currently set up as a not for profit community association, however consideration is being given to obtaining charitable status.

As a Board we are looking for a treasurer who has/is able to:

  • A financial qualification and/or finance professional background
  • A willingness to establish new practices and drive the association forward and would relish the challenge of helping advise and grow a professional association that is looking to expand membership numbers and develop new membership services
  • Previous experience as a board member, or experience of membership services,  occupational health or the charitable sector would be beneficial but is not essential
  • Attend Board meetings which take place approximately 10-12 times a year. 1 meeting is held in Birmingham in March, 1 at our annual AGM and members’ study day location in October and a further 8-10 meetings (1-1.5 hours in length) are held remotely via VOIP calls

For further details, please contact the President or Vice President in confidence: president@aohnp.co.uk.

Further Information: 

The Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners (AOHNP) is a well-established professional membership body dedicated to developing and promoting the professional leadership and practice of occupational health nursing.

Our membership comprises occupational health nurse practitioners working across all sectors of UK industry and at all levels of employment from service directors to students. Many of our members provide their OH services as sole traders or company directors. We also welcome individuals who work or have an interest in occupational health, but are not registered nurses, as associate members. Our current membership is approaching 500 and is expected to grow over the coming year..

Founded over 25 years ago, our aims are as follows:

  • Promote – to actively represent and promote the practice of occupational health nursing
  • Influence – to support and influence the learning and development of occupational health nursing through participation in curriculum development and occupational health standards
  • Support – to support and promote the continuing professional development of occupational health nurses
  • Benchmark – to work in association with other relevant agencies to benchmark and research occupational health nursing practice
  • Network – to provide a network of professional expertise and support.