Finance & Fundraising Trustee for small but exciting charity Third Age Project London (Central),

Finance & Fundraising Trustee for small but exciting charity Third Age Project London (Central),

Trustee/Governor
J88389
At a glance

Skills

  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing

Where

London, NW1 3RH
Mainly at home

Time

Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month

Deadline

01 Mar 2024

The aim of our charity is to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of older people, particularly those that struggle to access mainstream or other older people’s services. We are looking for new Trustees to hep us achieve those aims.

What will you be doing?

We are looking to recruit a Trustee with an appreciation of how charities and businesses operate. Basic finance knowledge is highly desirable. A demonstrated aptitude for constructive review is most important.  This Trustee will join the Trustee Board and also the Finance Sub committee which supports the General Manager by offering overview of the Charity’s financial position.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic leadership – The Board of Trustees should:

• Provide leadership to the charity, ensuring that the Charity has maximum impact for its beneficiaries

  • Fulfil their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the Charity

• Operate within its charitable objectives, and provides a clear strategic direction for the Charity

• Regularly review major risks and associated opportunities, and satisfy itself that systems are in place to take advantage of opportunities, and manage and mitigate the risks

• Ensure sound financial health of the charity, with systems in place to ensure financial accountability

 

Governance – The Board of Trustees should:

• Ensure that the governance arrangements are working in the most effective way for the Charity

• Encourage positive change and where appropriate address and resolve any conflicts within the Board

• Ensure that the Board of Trustees is regularly refreshed and incorporates the right balance of skills, knowledge and experience needed to govern and lead the charity effectively, and which also reflects the wider population

• Work within any agreed policies adopted by the charity

 

Relationship with the management team – The Board of Trustees should:

• Establish and build a strong, effective and a constructive working relationship with the General Manager, ensuring he is held to account for achieving agreed strategic objectives

• Support the General Manager, whilst respecting the boundaries which exist between the two roles

• Liaise with the General Manager to maintain an overview of the Charity’s affairs, providing support as necessary

 

The above list is indicative only and not exhaustive. The Trustees will be expected to perform all such additional duties as are reasonably commensurate with the role.

What are we looking for?

Experience and Skills required

Personal Qualities

• Demonstrate a strong and visible passion and commitment to the charity, its strategic objectives and cause

• Exhibit strong inter-personal and relationship building abilities

• Demonstrate tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively

 

• Ability to foster and promote a collaborative team environment

• Ability to commit time to conduct the role well; Board meetings are every two months with a half day strategy day once per year.

 

Experience

• Experience of operating at a strategic level within an organisation

• Demonstration of  empathetic achievement through their career

• Appreciation  of charity governance and working is desirable

What difference will you make?

We need a diverse group of Trustees to enable the charity to develop and grow to serve to needs of the community. The specific skills mentioned are current skill sets which are an opportunity for TAP.

Before you apply

Please contact us via Reach with any questions.

Causes
  • Older people / later life
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    Third Age Project was established over two decades ago in January 1997 to serve the needs of 1 in 4 of the local population who are over 60 years of age. Over the last two decades it has become an...