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Board Trustee

Job Title: Board Trustee
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Industry:
Salary: Voluntary
Reference: trustee
Contact Name: Greg Whelan
Contact Email: g.whelan@childhoodfirst.org.uk
Job Published: June 07, 2019 11:44

Job Description

We are an organisation which provides specialist therapeutic care, education and treatment to children suffering severe emotional and behavioural disturbance due to early life trauma. We also provide support to their network of adult carers.

We are currently looking for a trustee with significant recent financial experience and ideally an accountancy qualification to join the Trustee Board and the Finance Committee of the Board.

You will be able to demonstrate your commitment to our mission and values and to equality, diversity and inclusion. A supporter of innovation and able to communicate at all levels, you will contribute effectively to Board discussions and challenge established thinking constructively.  You will be willing to learn about the unique demands of our work, and challenges which it can present for a sustainable charitable enterprise.  You will be capable of holding significant risk and complexity, in human and business terms.

There is a full-time executive board that runs the day-to-day operations, including a finance function led by the finance director.  This trustee role does not require detailed bookkeeping experience. However you should have recent experience of financial management or control, knowledge of the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) on Accounting and Reporting by Charities and ideally be CCAB qualified (or equivalent).

This is a voluntary position and expenses will be reimbursed. You will be expected to commit to attending quarterly trustee board meetings and quarterly finance committee meetings (usually held in the evening).

Reasonable adjustment will be considered for candidates who have a disability.

Those interested in applying should send CV and covering letter to  g.whelan@childhoodfirst.org.uk

 

Alternatively, if you wish to understand a little more about the role and our organisation please visit our website childhoodfirst.org.uk or contact one of our trustees, George Viney, on 020 7290 7848 to discuss.