Trustee with Accountancy Expertise

Employer
Reach Volunteering
Location
Bordon, Hampshire
Salary
Voluntary role
Closing date
15 Nov 2020

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
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Kingsley Organisation are looking for a new trustee to join their friendly Board.

Kingsley Organisation began its life in 1987 and supports disabled adults and provides opportunities for personal development, education, training and independence. 

The new Trustee will help ensure the financial affairs of the organisation are within legal requirements, accounting conventions and good practice.

Role summary

This is a rewarding opportunity to bring your knowledge and expertise for the benefit of an organisation, which supports disabled people in the community to pursue their ambitions. 

Main responsibilities of the Trustee:

  • Provide accountancy expertise to the Board of Trustees and Senior Management Team.
  • To liaise with the CEO regarding the strategic management and performance of the Charities finances.
  • To liaise with the Senior Administrator and maintain a general overview of the Organisation's financial controls, cash flow forecasting, creditors and debtors positions.
  • To report to the Board of Trustees at regular intervals and ensure the Board are effectively monitoring the financial standing of the Charity and the management of its finances.
  • Act as one of the counter signatories on outgoing payments.

Person description

The ideal candidate would bring the following skills and experience:

  • Qualified accountant, with knowledge of SORP and an understanding of charity accounting. 
  • Ability to work as part of a team and willingness to take collective responsibility for the governance of the charity.
  • Ability to work at a strategic and visionary level whilst understanding the detail and complexities of delivery, and the influencing skills needed to bring staff and stakeholders along with plans.
  • Ability to analyse risks and opportunities and take a balanced approach to both.
  • Strong communicator.

Time commitment

Two hours a week or one day a month to support our senior administrator. Plus two hours a month for Board Meeting and an AGM.

A potential trustee must attend at least three Board Meetings (covering a period of at least three months), before formally being appointed a Trustee.  After three months, both the potential Trustee and the Board will review their position, after which a formal offer to join the Board may be made.  

Potential Trustees are also asked to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.  

How to apply

Applications must be made via the TrusteeWorks team in the first instance. Please submit your CV along with a covering letter stating why you wish to join the organisation, how your skills would add value to the board and any other relevant information.

Reach is the leading skills-based volunteering charity in the UK. We are the single biggest source of trustees for the voluntary sector in the UK. Connecting people, skills and good causes is our mission and our passion. 

What we do

We help charities and other non-profits find the skills they need to thrive. Every year hundreds of charities recruit volunteers through our service. These volunteers share their skills as trustees, advisors or mentors, carrying out short term projects or ongoing operational roles.  

Our goal is to create a step change in the quality, range and scale of skills-based volunteering and trusteeship in the UK. We are proud of our growing impact.

Why we do it

Charities can boost their capacity, increase their effectiveness and innovate / find new ways of doing things when volunteers donate their professional skills. Trustees play a crucial role in leading charities and overseeing their work. When the trustee board of a charity has a good mix of skills and professional experience, it can govern more effectively.

By supporting charities to recruit volunteers and trustees with valuable skills, we help charities increase their capacity and strengthen their governance.

How we do it

Our online community inspires people to use their skills for social good. We help organisations to make the most of those skills, to think through their needs and to attract the right person. We believe that communication is important in recruiting trustees and volunteers, so our service encourages dialogue between organisations and individuals. Our service is free to volunteers and to most charities. Find out more about when we charge.  

For volunteers and charities

Whether you are an organisation that wants to find a volunteer with particular skills or a new trustee, or an individual who has a skill you want to offer, you can:

  • join the community as a volunteer or as a charity and create a profile
  • explore roles and profiles
  • make contact and talk through what you're looking for 
  • make a match.

Our guides and resources help volunteers and good causes make the most of skills-based volunteering.

Other organisations and partners

We also work with other organisations including:

  • businesses, supporting their staff into rewarding volunteer or board positions
  • funders, supporting their grantees.

Read more about our partnerships.

Contact Us
  • Reach Volunteering
  • 17 Oval Way
  • London
  • SE11 5RR
  • United Kingdom
  • 020 3943 9901
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