The Fund seeks at least 2 enthusiastic trustees to help take the Fund forward to reach and help more beneficiaries.

The Fund seeks at least 2 enthusiastic trustees to help take the Fund forward to reach and help more beneficiaries.

Trustee/Governor
J93964
At a glance

Skills

  • Marketing strategy
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • General / operations management
  • Business advice / analysis
  • Advice / Advocacy

Where

UK based, WC2N 6AU
Mainly at home
Travel limit? No limit - reasonable travel and accommodation expenses paid. Membership body office Central London

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 1-3 hours / week
4 meetings a year (3 Virtual & 1 in person), 4 or 5 hours + prep time re papers. Ability to contribute via email between meetings for urgent business

This is an opportunity to join a professional, collaborative Trustee team whose aim is to give financial support to ACCA members, past and present, and their families. It includes opportunities to develop as part of your wider career.

What will you be doing?

We want to strengthen our board and are looking for applicants with a range of skills and experience, and with knowledge of the wider charity world as well as of the public services, and understanding of the causes and consequences of hardship and need.   

We are looking for someone with an interest in charities and who can help to develop our Benevolent Fund. Someone with a positive attitude, effective communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team. 

Someone who is aware of how charities operate and the role of trustees and committees. Knowledge of Charity Governance Code and the Nolan Principles. Someone with the ability to think strategically and operationally, understanding when a detailed assessment is necessary and when a more general approach is appropriate. Ability to think outside the box to contribute to strategic discussions and to assimilate information quickly and deal with fast moving discussions. Ability to respect boundaries between executive and governance functions.

Demonstrate an understanding of social trends and their implications for those in times of hardship and need.

Understand the need for and actively demonstrate confidentiality.  

Ability to give and receive feedback objectively and sensitively and a willingness to challenge constructively. 

Available to use specific skills obtained in your professional and personal life.

Commitment to the charity and its work.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone with an interest in charities and who can help to develop our Benevolent Fund. Someone with a positive attitude, effective communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team. 

Someone who is aware of how charities operate and the role of trustees and committees. Knowledge of Charity Governance Code and the Nolan Principles. Someone with the ability to think strategically and operationally, understanding when a detailed assessment is necessary and when a more general approach is appropriate. Ability to think outside the box to contribute to strategic discussions and to assimilate information quickly and deal with fast moving discussions. Ability to respect boundaries between executive and governance functions.

Demonstrate an understanding of social trends and their implications for those in times of hardship and need.

Understand the need for and actively demonstrate confidentiality.  

Ability to give and receive feedback objectively and sensitively and a willingness to challenge constructively. 

Available to use specific skills obtained in your professional and personal life.

Commitment to the charity and its work.

What difference will you make?

What difference will you make?

We believe you can bring diversity of thought to the Trustee Board to support the continuous development of the Fund.  New faces will freshen up the Trustee Board and help it develop with fresh ideas as to promoting as well having new views about how we can help our beneficiaries more. 

What is in it for you?

  • Be part of a professional, collaborative Trustee team as they seek to advance opportunities for those suffering with hardship
  • An opportunity for you to apply experience and skills from your permanent/executive/other non-executive & trustee roles to help continually improve the work of the Fund and help those in need
  • An opportunity to learn new skills as a Trustee, including strategic planning, risk management, governance, financial oversight, managing investment and marketing for the CCABF
  • A terrific opportunity to build trustee and non-experience for your wider career

Before you apply

Please apply through Reach in the first instance and to ask any questions. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete our additional application form.  Interviews will be informal via a Teams or Zoom chat with the Chair and Secretary and perhaps 1 other trustee. 

Causes
  • Counselling / advice
  • Men
  • Poverty relief
  • Women
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    Our charity is a benevolent fund which helps members of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and their families in times of need and hardship.  We help them by providing advice and...