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Deben Extra Care Society
IP12 1EN, Woodbridge
Unpaid voluntary role
Closing date
24 Sep 2021

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Contract Type
Consultancy / Strategy
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Job Details

Deben Extra Care Society is an independent charity formed in 1976 to run the Highlands residential home in Woodbridge on a not-for-profit basis. The society is fully autonomous, but is also a member society of the Abbeyfield Society, a national provider of care homes. We are recruiting a new Treasurer to act as a trustee, an officer and director of the Society, and a member of the Committee. We are looking for someone with a background in finance and accounting with solid experience in audit processes and preparation of statutory accounts.

The board meet 8 times a year and role responsibilities and additional time commitment outside the board meetings is negotiable as we appreciate that some candidates can offer more time than others. We are keen to recruit someone who will make suggested improvements to the role and its structure. We will be recruiting a finance assistant to help the Treasurer with the day to day activities and would encourage applicants to participate in this process.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

This is an opportunity to contribute to the development of our Society at an important time, particularly given the effects of Covid 19 on the care sector. You would be joining a friendly, caring and committed team of professional people, and would be fully supported by induction and a comprehensive handover.

How to Apply

Please provide a CV or similar (LinkedIn profile, portfolio etc) and a supporting statement explaining your suitability for the role. This should include why you are interested in the role, how your skills and experience match the role description, and any other relevant details.

Reach Volunteering are supporting Abbeyfield Deben with their recruitment. Please let us know if you have any questions or would like an informal chat with the charity about the role.


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.

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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.  

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