Chair of Foundation Finance Committee

Job Title: Chair of Foundation Finance Committee
Location: Unknown
Reference: Foundation Finance
Job Published: March 28, 2018 14:56

Job Description


The Latymer School, a voluntary aided co-educational grammar school, is one of the top performing state schools in the country and is the object and main beneficiary of The Latymer Foundation.  Trustees attend termly Board meetings and may take on activities between meetings. 

Chair of Foundation Finance Committee 

The current Chair of the Foundation Finance Committee is to retire in 2019 and trustees are seeking a successor. This voluntary trustee position is a key post and the successful candidate would be expected to undertake the following duties on behalf of The Latymer Foundation at Edmonton: 

Job Description for Chair of the Foundation’s Finance Committee 

• Plan and prepare for the Finance Committee Meetings  

• Have overview responsibility for custodianship of the Foundation’s finances and associated procedures working with the Foundation’s Finance Officer 

• Be responsible for supervising the recovery of Gift Aid 

• Liaise with the Chair of The Latymer School Finance Committee regarding donations and advise fellow trustees on requests from the school for funding 

• Provision of financial information to the Trustee Board to aid decision making on donations and other expenditure 

• Take a lead role in the Foundation’s investment strategy working with the two Investment Management firms employed by the Foundation 

• Involvement in fund raising initiatives 

• Assist the auditors in the preparation of the annual accounts 

• Make the annual return to the Charity Commission 

Person Specification 

For this role you will need to: 

- Have proven leadership skills with the ability to chair meetings effectively 

- Have knowledge and experience of governance or management 

- Be able to commit time to preparation for and attendance at Board Meetings 

- Have proven practical financial management experience 

If you believe you meet the above requirements and are interested in the role, please send a letter of application together with a CV to Sue Lawn, The Latymer Foundation at Edmonton, The Latymer School, Haselbury Road, Edmonton, London N9 9TN or email