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Governor Vacancy - Finance

The Beaconsfield School
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Unpaid voluntary role
Closing date
30 Apr 2021

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Contract Type
Consultancy / Strategy
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Job Details

A rare chance has arisen to join our supportive and highly valued governing body. We are looking for a committed, highly skilled person to support our ongoing journey to excellence.

Role summary

We are looking for a community governor to support and challenge the school through the next 3 to 5 years of our journey. We are a good school with lots of potential; the next steps for us involve broadening our skillset at governance level and creating a high-performing, sustainable school that serves our students and community.

Person description

Qualifications, Experience and Specific Duties

  • Degree educated with an accounting or other professional financial qualification
  • Demonstrable understanding and experience of the financial and operational roles of a medium sized organisation
  • Provide strategic input
  • Ability to challenge the norm and think creatively
  • Understanding of company regulations and audit requirements; and ideally charity law
  • Wide commercial experience
  • Member of the Finance Committee and Estate Committe


  • Experience of working within a Charity
  • Experience of working within an educational organisation
  • Experience of managing the development of capital projects

What's in it for the volunteer?

You will have substantial impact and influence at the school, serving as a critical friend to the business manager and further developing your skillset around community engagement.

Time commitment

Three full governing body meetings and three finance and operations meetings per year

How to apply

Please apply via the Reach Volunteering site.

Deadline: 28 May 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.

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.

Find Us
020 3943 9901
Reach Volunteering
17 Oval Way
SE11 5RR
United Kingdom
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