Financial Trustee

Reach Volunteering
Bath, Somerset
Unpaid voluntary role
Closing date
2 Dec 2021
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Job Details

Reach Volunteering are supporting Voices with the recruitment of a Finance Trustee to join their board. Voices is a Bath based charity founded by women who have experienced Domestic Abuse. They provide peer support and recovery programmes specifically for women who are experiencing or have experienced Domestic Abuse. The Finance Trustee will support their staff and contracted professional accountants, provide governance and scrutiny and provide advice and guidance on business strategy and decision making to help the charity develop and expand its work in a sustainable way. The successful candidate will play a key role in oversight and advising the charity around the development of sustainable funding strategy and opportunities for income diversification.

What are we looking for

Voices are looking for someone with passion, experience and expertise who really wants to help them make a difference to the lives of those they support. The ideal candidate will be able to provide strategic financial oversight as well as show interest in their innovative ventures. It is a very interesting time for the charity as they begin a new project of moving to new premises. The role would particularly suit a finance specialist who also has a background in business or a keen interest in entrepreneurship. Voices are fully committed to increasing the diversity of their Board as having a more diverse Board will help the charity to better understand the needs of the communities they serve. This role would be suited to someone without any previous board experience and a full induction will be provided. Voices are also keen to hear from people that do not come from a finance background but share their passion and feel they would have something to offer the board.

Time commitment

The Board meets every quarter (meetings last 2-3 hours) and the Finance Sub-Committee meets every quarter c. 3 weeks before each Trustee meeting.  In addition to attending board meetings (conducted via Zoom if not in person), the Treasurer Trustee should expect to spend about 1 day per month on the work involved in this role, carried out either at home or at Voices’ premises.

How to apply

The Reach Volunteering TrusteeWorks team are supporting Voices with their recruitment. Please email your CV or Linkedin Profile, along with a supporting statement stating why you wish to work for the organisation, how your skills would add value to the board and any other relevant information. For an informal chat with the charity please contact the TrusteeWorks team who will be able to arrange this.



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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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:

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Our guides and resources help volunteers and good causes make the most of skills-based volunteering.

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

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