Trustee with experience in finance

Trustee with experience in finance

Trustee/Governor
J97848
At a glance

Skills

  • Digital and IT strategy
  • Digital Trustees
  • Financial management
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning

Where

Leatherhead, KT22 7RD
Mainly at home
Travel limit? 3 of the 4 meetings are held online, and 1 meeting is in central London. See pack for details.

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Trustees are expected to attend at least 3 meetings annually. See pack for further details.

Since its formation in 1995, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD). CRY is now looking for a Finance Trustee to join the Board. 

What will you be doing?

The Finance Trustee will play an important role in ensuring the financial health and sustainability of CRY. As the charity continues on an upward trajectory post-Covid, this role will help steer CRY towards robust financial stability and growth. You will assist in providing insight and guidance to the Board on all financial matters.

A full list of duties can be found in the candidate pack attached.

Time Commitment 

  • Attend 4 Board meetings a year. 
  • These are held in February, June, September, and November (typically in the 3rd week of the month depending on Trustee availability). 
  • 3 of the 4 meetings are held online, and 1 meeting is in central London. The main meeting is the Business Plan meeting in February in London (in-person attendance encouraged, travel expenses covered). 

This is a voluntary position, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. Training and induction is provided for all new Trustees.

What are we looking for?

We are seeking a Finance Trustee who will bring a blend of strategic financial expertise, leadership, and a keen understanding of complex financial matters. 

  • Experienced financial professional: Finance background with experience in managing or being part of a finance team. No formal accountancy qualification needed, but must demonstrate financial management and strategic planning skills. 
  • Strategic financial thinker: Experience in high-level financial planning, budgeting, and decision-making to drive CRY’s growth and sustainability. 
  • Clear communicator: Ability to present complex financial information clearly and accessibly to the Board of Trustees. 
  • Understanding of charity finance: It would be desirable for the candidate to have experience of charity accounts and ensuring compliance with charity accounting standards. 

In addition to a Finance Trustee, we are also interested in hearing from individuals with experience in IT, cyber security, organisational governance and risk. Please state in your covering letter if you are interested in exploring this further.

We believe that a diverse and inclusive Board is key for effectively representing and addressing the needs of the young people and families we support. Our mission to prevent young sudden cardiac death and improve heart health relies on a range of perspectives and experiences that reflect the communities we serve.

What difference will you make?

As a Finance Trustee at CRY, you will significantly influence our efforts to combat young sudden cardiac death and support those affected by heart conditions. Your oversight in financial reporting, budgeting, and audit processes will ensure that CRY can continue to fund essential heart screening programs, advance medical research, and offer bereavement support to families. Your role will help sustain and expand CRY’s lifesaving initiatives, making a meaningful difference in preventing YSCD and improving heart health for young people.

Before you apply

The TrusteeWorks Team at Reach Volunteering are supporting Cardiac Risk in the Young with their Trustee recruitment. 

Applications should be made via TrusteeWorks in the first instance. 

To apply please send your CV/LinkedIn profile along with a supporting statement explaining why you are interested in the role, the skills and experience you will bring to the Board and what you would hope to get out of the role. 

Please also list any potential conflicts of interest in your covering letter. 

Please send enquiries to: trusteeworks@reachvolunteering.org.uk

Causes
  • Children / families
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. Since its formation in 1995, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has been working to reduce the frequency of young...