Charity Finance Trustee (NED)

  • Location

    Leighton Buzzard

  • Sector:


  • Contact:

    Rachel Ord

  • Contact email:

  • Role ref:


  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:

    Reach Volunteering

We are looking to recruit a Trustee (NED) with a substantial track record within the world of Finance, providing you with the ability to offer strategic and more tactical advice and support to the charity.

The The MedicAlert Foundation seeks to give peace of mind to anyone living with a medical condition, allergy or other health need, by providing access to their vital personal medical information in an emergency.


What will you be doing?

  • There are currently four Board meetings a year and 3-4 committee meetings per committee.
  • An additional day for planning could potentially be required.
  • Meetings are held at Liscombe Park, near Leighton Buzzard but can be attended online.
  • This is a three-year term with the possibility of re-appointment for a further three-year term.


What are we looking for? 

As our current Finance Trustee and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee is coming to the end of their term of office, we are looking to recruit a new Trustee (Non-Executive Charity Director) with a financial background and experience of finance strategy and operations. As a qualified accountant, you will ideally have experience of the charitable sector. You will have strong demonstrable skills in building and developing working relationships that will help the charity grow its membership base and profile and be motivated to use your own networks and experience to help create opportunities to raise the profile of MedicAlert’s services with key audiences.   


What's in it for the volunteer?

As well as the opportunity to inform and influence MedicAlert’s life saving services to our members, we offer an engaged and dynamic team, the opportunity to work with us remotely/online and a fully accessible office environment. The MedicAlert Board strives for equality, diversity and inclusion where all Trustees feel valued and respected and welcomes all applicants.


A few more details

Interviews will take place from 18th October 2021

Please note that interviews will be held by video link, via Google Meet, with the Chair of Trustees and two other members of the Trustee Board. 


Time commitment

4 Board meetings each year (4 hours) + 4 meetings per committee (2 hours). Meetings can be attended remotely.


Before you apply

Applications are via the Reach platform. If you require more information please contact us or request an informal chat with the Chair. If you are interested in being considered for this role, please submit a full CV with a covering letter explaining how you believe you fulfil the role requirements. Please provide details of two referees, one of whom should be your current/most recent employer, including their names, positions, organisations and telephone contact numbers. References will only be taken up once your express permission has been granted.


Deadline: 08 Oct 2021