Finance Trustee

Employer
Reach Volunteering
Location
Leominster, Herefordshire
Salary
Unpaid voluntary role
Closing date
20 Nov 2020
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ECHO, a leading provider of services for people with disabilities living in Herefordshire, is seeking a Finance Trustee to join their board Board. As a Trustee you will be involved in the governance of the charity, setting the strategic direction as well as supporting the Chief Officer. Echo has recently gone through a period of change and this is an exciting time to be involved in setting the direction for the charity as we look to the future. With a new Chief Officer having recently joined us and our major lines of funding secured for the next few years, we are in a strong position as we consider how we continue to meet the ongoing and emerging needs of our participants as well as ensure the smooth and efficient running of the charity.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a finance professional with excellent financial management and analysis skills. You will provide financial oversight and assist the strategic development of a growing organisation. With the position of Treasurer of the Board soon to become available, we are interested in hearing from candidates who would be keen to move into the role of Treasurer in the future.

To become a Trustee of Echo, you do not need to have experience in working with disabled people. The role would be suited to someone with or without previous board experience and presents a fantastic opportunity to not only share your knowledge and skills but learn from your fellow trustees and take part in the various events that Echo run.  As inclusion is in everything we do at Echo, It is important to us to include our participants in every aspect of our charity and our board is no different. We aim to have a third of our Trustees to be people with disabilities, which makes our board a very accessible and supportive environment for everyone.    

What difference will you make?

With 25 Projects and Social Activities, suitable for people with moderate or severe learning difficulties, mental health difficulties and physical or sensory impairments we aim to make a difference. By listening to the people we support, we run projects and social activities that reflect their needs and help ensure they are engaged in the community. The important work of our Board of Trustees truly enables Echo to continue making this difference to the lives of our 230 participants.

Time commitment and how to apply:

The board meet every quarter and you will also be on our finance subgroup which meet monthly. There is also an annual strategy day. Applications should 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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