Trustee with financial, fundraising and/or legal expertise to support our journey in Carers First

Trustee with financial, fundraising and/or legal expertise to support our journey in Carers First

At a glance


  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Financial management
  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Legal


Rochester, ME2 4TG
Remote opportunity


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week

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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.

Carers First works directly with, and for, carers, providing personalised information and tailored support online, by phone, or face to face in local communities.

What will you be doing?

In terms of skill priorities, we are keen to introduce a qualified accountant to the Board, with a solid understanding of management accounting systems and capable of translating numbers into meaning for trustees. We are also seeking a trustee with legal training and experience and/or a Trustee with a strong fundraising background.

What are we looking for?

In this current round of recruitment, we are particularly seeking: 

  • A qualified accountant with a solid understanding of management accounting systems and processes. 
  • An experienced fundraiser.
  • A qualified lawyer, who can advise on contracts
  • If you have caring responsibilities, then we welcome and value your experience, and will be as flexible and accommodating as possible around your needs

What difference will you make?

As a new Trustee, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of unpaid carers, and will ensure that our work contributes to our mission and purpose and our resources are used wisely and effectively. You will be joining a Board with a strong mix of skills and experience including finance, communications, business, health and social care. The Board meet quarterly supported by two Committees (Finance & Risk and People & Governance).

Before you apply

If you wish to have an informal conversation with a member of our Trustee Board about this role, please contact us via Reach to arrange a chat. 

If you wish to apply, please submit a CV and supporting statement (maximum two sides of A4) that outlines your suitability for the role against the criteria provided in the person specification, including your interest and motivation in applying for this position. 

Please send your CV and supporting statement via Reach.

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    About us 

    We understand that life as a carer can be challenging. Getting the support and help you need shouldn’t be. 

    Any of our lives could be turned upside down due to the ill-...