Treasurer wanted at Street Soccer NI

About Street Soccer NI

Street Soccer NI is a registered charity which, in partnership with East Belfast Mission and our various funding partners, uses football as a hook to engage people with services surrounding homelessness, addiction, unemployment, mental health and social marginalisation.  We support our regular players with the issues they face including; giving them support with housing and helping them to maintain their tenancy, getting them into work or education, creating pathways for them to gain qualifications in coaching and become a volunteer with the charity.

The charity is managed by the Board and currently has one full-time staff member, seconded from East Belfast Mission.  There are currently five assistant coordinators managing the projects in Belfast and Derry sites. We also fund referees from Irish Football Association to officiate some sessions if needed. There are currently 7 weekly projects in Belfast, 1 in L’Derry and we are hoping to secure a project in other areas across NI over the next few years. 

As well as the weekly projects, we are the official partner of the Homeless World Cup and are responsible for organizing the teams from NI and any associated fundraising required.  Street Soccer NI also participates in friendlies with other national/international projects throughout the year and host additional events such as 2016’s Homeless Soccer 5 Nations Cup.

Standard Board meetings are held 6-weekly, or as close to as practicable.  They normally occur at Skainos Centre, 239 Newtonwards Rd, Belfast however occasionally may be hosted at another site in Belfast.  They typically occur in the afternoon or around 5pm (depending on availability of Board members) with an agenda of 2 hours or less.  Additional meetings, training or formation of task committees may also occur subject to matters arising.

Standard Board Details/Responsibilities

This position is voluntary, initially being recruited for a term of 3 years subject to completion of a 12-week probationary period.  The Chairperson is responsible for probationary and annual performance reviews of the Board.

 Board members are expected to demonstrate enthusiasm for, commit appropriate time to and positively promote the functions of the charity, upholding its best interests at all times.  It is expected that members endeavor to attend at least 70% of standard Board meetings throughout the year.

Board members must understand their responsibilities under charity legislation and endeavor to keep up with changes in charity law.  The Chairman is responsible for ensuring appropriate induction and/or training is provided as appropriate.  Board Members are responsible for setting direction and ensuring compliance and suitable operation of the Charity.

Board Members may be recruited for a specialized role, or for general governance matters.  Any relevant skills should be specified on the application form.

Closing date 12:00 01st March 2018

Completed applications should be emailed to

Essential Criteria:  Candidates MUST be able to demonstrate that they: Desirable Criteria:  It would be advantageous to an application if the following can be met:
E1  Hold a professional accountancy qualification or Have 2 years’ work/voluntary experience within the past 5 years in a role specifically responsible for tasks in the role description D1  Candidate is a qualified & practicing accountant
E2  Can demonstrate knowledge about charity law in regard to accounting processes and charity financial obligations D2  Candidate has held responsibility for preparing and reporting charity accounts
E3  Have sufficient time available to assume responsibility for the tasks outlined in the Role description D3  Candidate has experience of Board service, particularly in charity sector
E4  Demonstrate a general understanding of at least two of the following areas:  charity work, community sector, homelessness, outreach work, sport for development D4  Candidate can demonstrate 1 year’s experience working/volunteering in any of the areas outlined in E4
E5  Are able to attend meetings in Belfast  
E6  Are willing to undertake an Enhanced Access NI check prior to a twelve-week probationary period following appointment

Further information is included in the following link along with the application form