ILPA Treasurer

ILPA Treasurer

Start date: March 2020 – three year term

Location: Clerkenwell, Central London

 The Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA)

ILPA is a membership organisation established in 1984 by a group of leading immigration law practitioners to:

• Promote and improve the advising and representation of immigrants

• Provide information to members and others on domestic and European immigration, asylum and nationality law

• Secure a non-racist, non-sexist, just and equitable system of immigration, refugee and nationality law practice

ILPA is a registered charity (No. 1155286) and a company limited by guarantee (No. 2350422).


The Strategic Legal Fund (SLF)

The Strategic Legal Fund is a unique source of grants for legal work that can make a significant difference to vulnerable young migrants in the UK. Our aim is to tackle injustices and inconsistencies in law and practice by making grants to organisations to undertake pre-litigation research or make third party interventions. Since ILPA took over the fund in 2017 we have awarded 28 grants with a total value of £234,106. 

 To find out more about ILPA please see our Annual Report which can be found here:

 This page also includes a copy of our most recent audited accounts and other information about ILPA.

 The SLF has its own website which can be found here:


Role Summary

  • Monitor the financial standing of ILPA and reports to the Board of trustees and the Chief Executive regarding the charity’s income streams, out-going expenses and the overarching strategic management of the charity’s financial resources.
  • Provide leadership and advice to the board on financial matters and help the board to fulfill its responsibilities for the financial governance and direction of the charity
  • Oversee the charity’s financial risk-management process and report financial health to the board of trustees at regular intervals
  • Advise the board on financial matters such as the financial implications of proposed new projects, staffing changes, salary increases, levels of reserves, etc.
  • Chair the Strategic Legal Fund decision making panel.
  • To be a bank signatory and authorise payment transactions of £2,000 and over for cheques as well as online payments
  • Act as an authoriser of applications to funders and, in partnership with the Finance and Office Manager, ensure that annual accounts are submitted to all relevant regulators in a timely fashion
  • Work in partnership with the Finance and Office Manager, and as necessary in liaison with external auditors, to ensure the production of key financial documentation including the annual budget, the annual statutory accounts and quarterly management accounts as well as any financial issues that may arise throughout the year
  • Advice the Finance and Office Manager on financial matters
  • Ensure that the charity’s finances are responsibly managed for the betterment of the charity’s work and for the members.

Please submit your CV and a cover letter telling us why you want this position and how you qualify for it with reference to the Person Specification detailed on the Job Description.  The CV and cover letter should be sent to [email protected] no later than 5pm on Friday 14th February 2020.  

The Treasurer application pack can be found here:

 Treasurer Application Pack 



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