RoSPA Honorary Treasurer & Trustee

Job Title: RoSPA Honorary Treasurer & Trustee
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Birmingham
Salary: expenses only
Reference: TU5644
Contact Name: Emma Patmore
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 31, 2018 14:52

Job Description

Life, free from serious accidental injury

Our organisation 

Everything we do at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is guided by two core principles: our vision: for life, free from serious accidental injury; and our mission: exchanging life-enhancing skills and knowledge to reduce serious accidental injuries.

RoSPA’s vision is drawn from our respect for life and all that it contains – the freedom to enjoy personal choices, health, happiness, wellbeing, relationships, and a huge variety of life-affirming activities. Serious accidental injuries are a burden, preventing them from enjoying life to its fullest – and one we are determined to free people from.

Every year across the UK thousands are maimed, and millions are injured, and more than 14,000 people die as a result of accidents. For more than 100 years, RoSPA has been quietly working behind the scenes to change both legislation and attitudes surrounding accidents. We’re responsible for helping to instigate the compulsory wearing of seatbelts; the campaign to stop drink driving; the Cycling Proficiency Test; and the more recent the ban on handheld mobile phones behind the wheel.  As a registered charity and through campaigning, carrying out research, influencing legislation, informing and educating, auditing and providing expert consultancy to businesses, we have maintained our position as the leading advocates for the wellbeing of people everywhere. 

The opportunity

RoSPA is now seeking to recruit an independent trustee to the Board to act as Treasurer. They should be a qualified accountant, ideally chartered, with broad experience of having worked within the charity and/or commercial sectors. They will probably be serving as or have served as a Financial Director or Controller of a larger charity and/or medium-sized commercial business, for an organisation of comparable size and complexity. He/she will also ideally experience of investment strategy, pension funds, financial systems, financial risk management, liaising with external auditors and investment advisers.

The skills & experience sought

The Treasurer should be able to demonstrate knowledge and ideally experience in the following key areas:

  • Membership of other boards or committees at a similar level
  • Professional background in finance in commercial and/or charitable sectors
  • Experience in investment strategy, pension funds as well as liaison with external auditors and investment advisers
  • Charity governance

How to apply

If you share our vision for ‘life, free from serious accidental injury’, and possess the skills and experience needed for this rewarding opportunity, please visit the Trustees Unlimted website.

You will also find details of important dates in the recruitment timetable, and please also note that where you live isn't an issue: board and committee meetings are held in Birmingham, London and Edinburgh