Trustee Treasurer

Trustee Treasurer

At a glance


  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management
  • General / operations management
  • Business advice / analysis
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning


Marsham Lane, Gerrards Cross, SL9 8HB
Mainly at home
Travel limit? 20 miles


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-3 hours / week
Trustee meetings take place every other month. Time will also be required for meeting preparation, Home visits and there are other (optional) tasks.

We are looking for a Treasurer Trustee. We require someone with a background in finance to support other trustees in understanding this area of responsibility.


What will you be doing?

As a trustee, you will help to ensure that:

  • the Home has a clear strategy, and that its work and goals are in line with its vision and values
  • physical assets are safeguarded – including property
  • non-physical assets are safeguarded – in particular its reputation 
  • resources are used effectively and efficiently and the Home is run sustainably
  • the Home provides a safe environment for its residents and adheres fully to safeguarding requirements
  • the Home operates within its regulatory and inspection frameworks
  • staff are managed fairly and considerately and that HR policies and practices support such an approach
  • the home is managed effectively, through advising and supporting and challenging senior managers

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone:

  • who has a genuine interest in, and enthusiasm for the work of a Care Home
  • who has a professional accountancy qualification, but this is not essential if you have other appropriate experience
  • who is in sympathy with Quaker values of equality, simplicity, truth and peace


 The volunteer should have:

  • Financial experience at a senior level
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A sound understanding of balance sheets, profit and loss accounts and budgets
  • The ability to explain complex financial information to non-specialists in an accessible way
  • Good team-working skills
  • The ability to think strategically about the organisation within it's competitive setting

What difference will you make?

Good trusteeship is essential to the operation of the Home. Trustees, working with senior managers can help to ensure that Quaker values are upheld, and residents are provided with a high level of care, feel safe and, where appropriate, are involved in their care. This trustee would be able to make a real difference by ensuring that other trustees and senior managers  fully understand the financial implications of the decisions that they take. In addition managers would benefit from the support and guidance offered.

What's in it for the volunteer?

The volunteer will benefit in the following ways:

  • knowing that through their active involvement as a trustee they are able to make a real difference to the quality of life for all the residents
  • being able to use their skills for the benefit of others
  • being part of a team committed to making a real difference
  • developing and enjoying productive, collegiate and working relationships with fellow trustees and staff
  • learning from the experience of others.
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Older people / later life
  • Social care
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