Finance Trustee

Job Title: Finance Trustee
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Farnborough
Reference: 101
Contact Name: Amie Frayne
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 17, 2019 16:27

Job Description

This is a key voluntary role on the Board of Trustees helping to ensure that The Charity remains on a sound financial footing as the organisation moves forward through a period of growth and change. This is a unique opportunity for an individual to play a pivotal role in ensuring the success of the organisation as well as to make an impact on the lives of those affected by brain tumours.

Supporting the Chair of the Board and the Chair of the Finance Committee, and in partnership with the Director of Finance and Governance and Chief Executive you will ensure that The Charity is run on a sound financial basis and act as a high level representative for The Charity. The trustee will act as cover for and potential successor to the current Chair of the Finance Committee.

The Board meets four times a year with Committee meetings three times a year and occasional events. The Trustee would also be expected to be in regular email and phone contact with the Director of Finance and Governance and CEO and meet as necessary. The time commitment for this trustee is likely to be around one day per month. The term of office is three years renewable for a further term.

The position of Trustee is voluntary, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed by the Charity.

What are they looking for?

The Brain Tumour Charity wishes to encourage applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds who will bring considerable senior leadership experience. They will be an experienced qualified accountant. They must be able to provide oversight and a balance of support and challenge as well as ensure high standards of probity and governance for the Finance team. Perhaps most importantly, they will be passionate about The Brain Tumour Charity’s vision, mission and values and will be an effective ambassador for the organisation.

S/he must be able to demonstrate:

 A strong track record in finance roles within leading complex and growing organisations.

 Previous experience of the third sector and charity accounting is desirable.

 Experience of managing investments.

 The ability to communicate financial concepts to non-finance trustees.

 Successful private sector experience as well as the ability to demonstrate commercial acumen.

 The necessary networks and contacts to assist the Charity in achieving its goals as well as high level interpersonal skills, a collaborative approach to working and the ability to persuade and influence as well as promote the interests of the Charity.

 A strong empathy for the aims, objective and activities of The Brain Tumour Charity.

 Integrity and judgement with a strong commitment to evidencing the values of the Charity.

 An excellent, confident and persuasive communicator.

 A good sense of humour with the desire to be part of a high energy and dynamic organisation that often addresses difficult issues but is equally committed to having some fun doing it.

 Experience of fundraising, particularly with major donors, as well as an understanding or knowledge of the needs of those personally affected by disease is desirable.

Practical Considerations

The Charity is based in Farnborough although they fund research across the UK and overseas. Most meetings are held in London. To apply, please send your CV (including comprehensive details of key achievements and responsibilities) along with a short covering letter of application to In your covering letter, please summarise your motivations for applying for the role and address the role description, key competencies and person specification. The closing date for applications is 30th April 2019. 

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