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Foundation Charity Finance Trustee (NED)

Employer
The MedicAlert Foundation
Location
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Salary
0.00 - Voluntary
Closing date
8 Oct 2021

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Function
Finance
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Job Details

We are looking to recruit a Trustee (NED) with a substantial track record within the world of Finance, providing you with the ability to offer strategic and more tactical advice and support to the charity.

The The MedicAlert Foundation seeks to give peace of mind to anyone living with a medical condition, allergy or other health need, by providing access to their vital personal medical information in an emergency.

What will you be doing?

  • There are currently four Board meetings a year and 3-4 committee meetings per committee.
  • An additional day for planning could potentially be required.
  • Meetings are held at Liscombe Park, near Leighton Buzzard but can be attended online.
  • This is a three-year term with the possibility of re-appointment for a further three-year term.

 

What are we looking for? 

As our current Finance Trustee and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee is coming to the end of their term of office, we are looking to recruit a new Trustee (Non-Executive Charity Director) with a financial background and experience of finance strategy and operations. As a qualified accountant, you will ideally have experience of the charitable sector. You will have strong demonstrable skills in building and developing working relationships that will help the charity grow its membership base and profile and be motivated to use your own networks and experience to help create opportunities to raise the profile of MedicAlert’s services with key audiences.   

 

What's in it for the volunteer?

As well as the opportunity to inform and influence MedicAlert’s life saving services to our members, we offer an engaged and dynamic team, the opportunity to work with us remotely/online and a fully accessible office environment. The MedicAlert Board strives for equality, diversity and inclusion where all Trustees feel valued and respected and welcomes all applicants.

 

A few more details

Interviews will take place from 18th October 2021

Please note that interviews will be held by video link, via Google Meet, with the Chair of Trustees and two other members of the Trustee Board. 

 

Time commitment

4 Board meetings each year (4 hours) + 4 meetings per committee (2 hours). Meetings can be attended remotely.

 

Before you apply

Applications are via the Reach platform. If you require more information please contact us or request an informal chat with the Chair. If you are interested in being considered for this role, please submit a full CV with a covering letter explaining how you believe you fulfil the role requirements. Please provide details of two referees, one of whom should be your current/most recent employer, including their names, positions, organisations and telephone contact numbers. References will only be taken up once your express permission has been granted.

 

Deadline: 08 Oct 2021

Company

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.  

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