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Trustee and Honorary Treasurer

Reach Volunteering
Papworth Everard, CB23 3UY
£0.00 - voluntary
Closing date
26 Feb 2021

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Varrier Jones Foundation manages £50m of assets for the benefit of Papworth Trust and other disability charities. We are seeking an additional trustee who will strengthen our financial management by taking on the important role of Honorary Treasurer.

The Honorary Treasurer will be a member of the VJF Board and will work with the VJF Director of Finance/Company Secretary to ensure that VJF's overall financial management is of an exemplary standard and that the Board has the appropriate financial information to fulfil its responsibilities and charitable objectives.

As required the Honorary Treasurer will also be the lead Trustee for the appointment of, and liaison with, VJF's auditors. 

What’s in it for the volunteer?

This is an opportunity to apply Board-level financial management skills, honed in substantial commercial or public sector organisations, to a demanding charitable setting and in so doing ensure that the Papworth Trust and the other disability charities that benefit from VJF donations can continue to deliver long term support to those they care for.

Time Commitment

  • Mostly during office hours.
  • Estimate of time needed: 0-5 hours / month.
  • The Board meets four times a year. On average Trustees provide 8-10 days per annum for the Foundation's business.

Please make contact in the first instance through Reach. We will then be happy to arrange for informal information discussions with the Chair of VJF and/or the VJF Director of Finance/Company Secretary as required. Formal applications will be through a covering letter and detailed CV. Deadline: 26 Feb 2021.


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.

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SE11 5RR
United Kingdom
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