Current Vacancies

Honorary Treasurer of the Institute of Group Analysis, Member of the Board.

In addition to the general responsibilities of a trustee (see trustee role description), the Honorary Treasurer will:
1.       Chair Finance Committee Meetings and present regular reports to the Board of Trustees that include a financial risk assessment, a reserves policy and an appropriate investment policy that is consistent with the IGA’s policies and legal responsibilities.
2.       Keep the Board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities.
3.       Oversee, approve and present budgets, accounts and financial statements in conjunction with the Chair of the Board, Executive Committee and the Finance Manager.
4.       Maintain an overview with the Board of Trustees of the charity’s financial affairs, ensuring its financial viability.  Ensure that the financial resources of the IGA meet its present and future needs.
5.       Review Terms of Reference for the Finance Committee every three years ensuring that the accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by the Charity Commission. 
6.       Ensure the maintenance of proper financial records and procedures and scrutinise the annual year-end accounts by an approved external auditor.
7.       Offer strategic financial direction that is aligned with the IGA’s organisation strategy.
8.       Advise on the financial implications of the IGA’s strategic plan.
9.       Liaise with the Chair of the Board of Trustees and the Finance Manager about payments, fees, bursaries and budgets for or affecting staff, contractors and committee members who deliver the IGA’s key service functions.
10.   Ensure there is no conflict between any investments held and the aims and objects of the IGA and recommendations are implemented, and the accounts are included in the annual report.
11.   Make a formal presentation of the accounts at the AGM and draw attention to important points
To sit on the Executive Committee alongside the Chair and the Vice Chair which convenes by Skype twice monthly.

 

TERM OF OFFICE

The Honorary Treasurer will normally hold office for a term of three years, with the option of standing for a further two years.  A term should not exceed a total of five years in office.

The Honorary Treasurer is accountable to the Board of Trustees.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

1.       Some experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes.
2.       The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences.
3.       A preparedness to make unpopular recommendations to the Board.
4.       A willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis.
5.       Understanding of the management and legal requirements of a UK registered charity.
6.       A team approach to working with the Board Chair, the Vice-Chair of the Board and the Board of Trustees.
7.       Desirable but not essential: Finance qualifications and experience.

 

 


Honorary Secretary

  

The Honorary Secretary is primarily responsible for the smooth and efficient running of meetings of the IGA Board, providing assistance and support to the Chair of the Board of Trustees and working closely with the Executive Committee in acting as the “conscience” of the Board with regards to governance.

         

       They are required to:

    Ensure that the Trustees’ decisions are acted upon, and that all decisions made by the Trustees are in accordance with the governing document, reflect the objects of the charity, and continue to provide benefit to IGA members

  • Be responsible for keeping the ‘conscience’ of the charity, by ensuring that the Trustees take decisions and act inline with the governing document, and comply with the relevant legislative and regulatory requirements the IGA is subject to
  • Ensure that the AGM is properly administered
  • Ensure action points are completed by liaising with Trustees and where necessary with sub-committees of the Board and with the Executive Committee
  • Take and transcribe minutes of all Board meetings, Finance Committee meetings and the AGM and transcribe them (up to 13 meetings a year)
  • Attend and take minutes at any Executive Committee meetings, which occur only in emergency situations when the Board cannot convene
  • Liaise with the Chair and Executive Committee to plan and prepare committee meetings and the AGM, draw up agendas and ensure the timely circulation of papers
  •  Accurately record decisions and actions in the minutes and report to the next committee meeting on the progress of actions and the result of decisions
  •  Ensure that trustee decisions are implemented in accordance with the charity’s governing document or other internal operational procedures


     TTerms of Office
The Honorary Secretary will normally hold office for a term of three years, with the option of standing for a further two years. A term should not exceed a total of five years in office.
The Honorary Secretary is accountable to the Board of Trustees.

        PERSON SPECIFICATION
Essential:
1. Full Member of the IGA
2. To have good listening, oral and literacy skills
3. Able to take good minutes
4. Able to keep accurate records
5. To be organised and methodical
6. Able to work as a team and be committed to the IGA’s values
7. Good people management skills to ensure the outcome of action points are reported
8. Knowledge of Charity law and the voluntary sector
9. The ability to sensitively challenge and question staff and Trustees with respect and diplomacy to ascertain
that decisions are made within the boundaries of the IGA’s governing documents and within Charity law

Desirable:
1. Previous experience as a trustee of a charity
2. To have a good understanding 


 

 


 

     Trustee

      MAIN DUTIES OF TRUSTEES

    1.1. To contribute to creating and reviewing the IGA’s central vision and mission.
2. To ensure compliance with the Articles of Association, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
3. To engage in strategic planning in line with the vision and mission of the IGA.
4. To help in the formulation and reviewing of policies that govern how the work of the IGA is carried out, including the ethical framework.
5. To approve and monitor the activities of the IGA to ensure that they conform to the letter of the law and serve the IGA’s mission. Resources must only be used in pursuance of the IGA’s charitable objectives.
6. To ensure that the IGA has the financial resources to carry out its mission.
7. To provide financial oversight and ensure sound risk management in respect of the IGA’s activities, organisational assets and property.
8. To ensure that the IGA abides by the legal and ethical responsibilities as an employer including ensuring equal opportunities in its appointments and regular appraisal of staff.
9. To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
10. To use any specific skills, knowledge and experience to help the Board of Trustees to reach sound decisions.
11. To take a lead when appropriate in the scrutinizing of board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.
12. To work effectively with other IGA committees and governance structures as appropriate or necessary.

       TERMS OF OFFICE
The Trustee will normally hold office for a term of three years, with the option of standing for a further two years. A term should not exceed a total of five years in office.
The Trustee is accountable to the Board of Trustees.

PERSON SPECIFICATION
Essential skills:
1. Full IGA Member 
2. A commitment to the Institute of Group Analysis
3. A sense of strategic vision for the IGA as an organisation
4. An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
5. A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort for attendance at Board meetings and any necessary preparation or work that may reasonably be required outside of Board meetings. Trustees are required to commit to attending a 3 hour board meeting every 2 months, an annual board away day, the annual general meeting and occasional IGA events during the year
6. Good independent judgment and a willingness to challenge opinions with diplomacy
7. An ability to work creatively within a group
8. An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
9. An understanding of business development and budget management

Desirable skills:
1. Experience of being a trustee
2. Experience of working on a committee
3. Experience of operational management
4. Experience of budget management
5. Experience of at least one of the following skills:
a. business strategy, growth & development
b. financial risk/deficit management
c. marketing/communications & public relations

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Lay Trustee

 

       MAIN DUTIES OF TRUSTEES
1. To contribute to creating and reviewing the IGA’s central vision and mission.
2. To ensure compliance with the Articles of Association, charity law, company law and any
other relevant legislation or regulations.
3. To engage in strategic planning in line with the vision and mission of the IGA.
4. To help in the formulation and reviewing of policies that govern how the work of the IGA is carried out, including the ethical framework.
5. To approve and monitor the activities of the IGA to ensure that they conform to the letter of the law and serve the IGA’s mission. Resources must only be used in pursuance of the IGA’s charitable objectives.
6. To ensure that the IGA has the financial resources to carry out its mission.
7. To provide financial oversight and ensure sound risk management in respect of the IGA’s activities, organizational assets and property.
8. To ensure that the IGA abides by the legal and ethical responsibilities as an employer including ensuring equal opportunities in its appointments and regular appraisal of staff.
9. To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
10. To use any specific skills, knowledge and experience to help the Board of Trustees to reach sound decisions. To take a lead when appropriate in the scrutinizing of board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.
11. To work effectively with other IGA committees and governance structures as appropriate or necessary.

        TERM OF OFFICE
Lay trustees will normally hold office for a term of three years, with the option of standing for a further two years. A term should not exceed a total of five years in office.

       PERSON SPECIFICATION
Essential
:
1. A commitment to the Institute of Group Analysis
2. A sense of strategic vision 
3. Experience of at least one of the following skills:
a. business strategy, growth & development
b. financial risk management
c. deficit management
d. marketing, communications & public relations
4. An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
5. A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort for attendance at Board meetings and any necessary preparation or work that may reasonably be required outside of Board meetings. Trustees are required to commit to attending a 3 hour board meeting every 2-3 months (dates are currently under review), an annual board away day, the annual general meeting and occasional IGA events during the year.
6. Good independent judgment and a willingness to challenge opinions with diplomacy
7. An ability to work creatively within a group
8. An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
9. An interest in improving the mental health and welfare of people across society

Desirable:
1. Experience of being a trustee
2. Experience of working on a committee
3. Experience of operational management
4. Experience of budget management
5. Experience of working within a mental health or psychotherapeutic setting


 

Diploma in Supervision Course Co-Director

 
Applicants are invited for the role of Course Co-Director – Diploma in Supervision. This is an opportunity for a group analyst and supervisor with considerable experience of higher education and managing a training course to join the existing Course Co-Director Leonie Hilliard in leading the IGA’s highly regarded and valued Diploma in Supervision.
 
The course runs over 5 block weekends; dates are negotiated annually.  The dates for 2019 are: 9-10 February, 30-31 March, 15-16 June, 21-22 September, November - date TBC. The Co-Directors are required to be present at each block weekend and to work flexibility for administrative work outside these times. 
 
The Job Description and Person Specification is available here.
 
The post is remunerated at a rate of £4,034 per annum (pro rata £48,514 flexible work times as required at the equivalent of 2.91 hours per week)
 
To Apply:
Send CV, with the names of two referees and covering letter explaining why you wish to apply for
the role and making explicit how you meet the role expectations to Sam Evans, Training Administrator, sam@groupanalysis-uk.co.uk
 
Deadline for applications: 8 July 2018 5.00pm.
 
Interviews:                          27 July 2018
 
Successful applicants will need to be available to attend the block weekend on 22-23 September or 27-28 October as part of their induction.
 

For further information about the role contact Sarah Tucker, National Director of Training, by email at sarah@groupanalysis-uk.co.uk and Leonie Hilliard Course Co-Director LeonieSupervision@groupanalysis-uk.co.uk

 


 



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