Finance Trustee

Job Title: Finance Trustee
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England
Reference: Trustee - FInance
Contact Name: Joe Martin
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 16, 2019 08:50

Job Description

Nightline Association Trustees have ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of the charity, ensuring that it is legal, solvent, well-run and delivering its charitable objectives. Nightline Association Trustees ensure that the charity adheres to charity law and other relevant legislation, its governing document and the principles defined in “Good Governance: a code for the voluntary and community sector”. They must always act in Nightline Association’s best interests.

Nightline Association is almost entirely run by volunteers with only one full time member of staff. Trustees play a ‘hands-on’ role in supporting the work of the Charity Manager and volunteers.

We are currently looking for trustees with specific skills and knowledge, including another specialist finance trustee who will work with our current finance trustee to:

  • Monitor the financial standing of the charity and reports to the Board and Charity Manager regarding cash-flow forecasting, income streams, out-going expenses and the overarching strategic management of the organisation’s financial resources.
  • Oversee the charity’s financial risk-management process and report financial health to the board of trustees at regular intervals.
  • Act as a counter signatory on cheques and applications to funders and ensure that annual accounts are submitted to all relevant regulators in a timely fashion.
  • Liaise with external auditors on financial issues and ensuring that the organisation’s finances are responsibly managed for the betterment of the organisation’s work and for the beneficiaries it serves.


Time Commitment

7 Trustee Meetings a year via skype (2 hours);  3 as part of Away Days in central location (1.5 hours) & 1 at Annual Conference (3 hours)