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Charity Finance Trustee

Reach Volunteering
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Volunteer role
Closing date
1 Dec 2021

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Accountancy, Charity
Contract Type
Office / Home
Job Level
Management & Executive
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Job Details

We are looking for a new Trustee with senior financial expertise. We need these skills to help ensure that our Charity is well run and able to raise and steward the funds needed to deliver essential local hospice care in Buckinghamshire.

About Florence Nightingale Hospice

Florence Nightingale Hospice is based on the campus of Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The Hospice is run by Bucks NHS Healthcare Trust, and partly funded by Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity.

Florence Nightingale Hospice provides a range of palliative and end-of-life care services to people in Buckinghamshire and parts of Oxfordshire and south Bedfordshire who have life-limiting illnesses such as chronic lung conditions, cancer and neurological conditions. It has an In-Patient Unit with twelve beds in the Hospice, and it supports patients in the home through the Nightingale 24/7 Care and Community Nursing Teams.

In addition, the Day Hospice offers physical, therapeutic and emotional support to people who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, but who are able to live independently at home. The Hospice also runs the Lymphoedema Clinic and cares for and supports families and friends of patients, through the Bereavement Support Team and Florrie’s Children’s Team.

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity commits to raise £750,000 each year to fund Florence Nightingale Hospice services, and the Charity recruits and manages a team of over 300 volunteers who support both the Hospice and the Charity, in our Charity shops and at fundraising events.

The role

Our Board of Trustees is a group of volunteers who govern the Charity, supporting and constructively challenging the CEO and paid staff team, to ensure that we serve our charitable purpose and meet our strategic aims, whilst staying financially healthy and in line with the law.

We need these skills to help ensure that our Charity is well run and able to raise and steward the funds needed to deliver essential hospice care in Buckinghamshire and bordering areas.

Person description

We are looking for a trustee with the following:

  • Accountancy qualification
  • Senior Finance experience
  • Clear strategic thinker
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to offer constructive challenge
  • Experience of the Charity sector is desirable
  • Commitment to the Hospice and health sector is desirable

This is an opportunity to use your skills and experience to make a real difference to the lives of the patients and families we support across Buckinghamshire and its borders.

You will work closely with our Board of Trustees who have a broad range of knowledge and skills, along with the Senior Management Team at the Charity.

Application closing date: Tuesday 30th November

Interviews at FNHC, Walton Lodge, Aylesbury: w/c 6th December

How to apply

Please apply via the Reach Volunteering website.


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