Finance Trustee

Finance Trustee

Trustee/Governor
J97611
At a glance

Skills

  • Financial management

Where

London, EC1V 7EY
Mainly at home

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
We expect Trustees to be willing and able to commit to around one day per month to trustee duties.

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to join Public Law Project’s (PLP) Board in a key leadership role, providing expertise and insight on financial matters. 

What will you be doing?

Board members are responsible for overall governance of the organisation, including oversight of its strategic direction and financial management. The role is voluntary and unpaid, although reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.   

The Finance Trustee plays a crucial role in ensuring that PLP operates within a framework of good governance and financial stability.  

What are we looking for?

  • Financial management experience, likely to be a qualified accountant with a recognised professional body (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA); 
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to impart financial and risk information effectively to a non-expert audience, including the Board, staff team and other stakeholders; 
  • Ability to recommend difficult and demanding decisions to the Board; 
  • Understanding of financial, legal and regulatory requirements.  

What difference will you make?

You will play a crucial role in ensuring PLP operates within a framework of good governance and financial stability. The PLP Trustee Board consists of the Chair and up to 12 total members. As a Board member, you and our other trustees take on responsibility for overall governance of our organisation, including oversight of our strategic direction at a pivotal moment, as we will soon be setting our new strategy. The Board delegates core governance functions to sub-committees including the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee (FARCOM), Fundraising Committee and the Personnel Committee. 

Before you apply

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter (max 2 sides A4) explaining why you wish to become a trustee at PLP and the skills and experience that you would bring to the role. Please ensure that your covering letter addresses the criteria of the person specification above, as applications will be shortlisted against these criteria.   

We welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy/maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation. Applicants are required to complete our equality monitoring form. This will be anonymised and stored separately from your application.  

Causes
  • Human rights
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

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