Trustee (Treasurer)

Job Title: Trustee (Treasurer)
Location: Bolton
Salary: Voluntary
Reference: Board
Contact Name: Saeed Atcha
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 11, 2018 15:04

Job Description

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Trustee at Beacon Bolton Counselling Service. Beacon Bolton Counselling Service, established in 1990, provides therapeutic counselling to anyone over the age of 16 years, irrespective of race, religion, gender or sexuality. Over the past year, nearly 3,000 sessions have been offered to nearly 400 clients on a wide range of issues from stress and anxiety to bereavement and relationships.

With a team of over 40 dedicated counsellors and operating over 20 years, Beacon is a well-established local organisation that provides support to those in need.

We also support our volunteers by providing opportunities for continuous professional development, thereby equipping them with the skills, knowledge and resources necessary for the delivery of high quality support for clients.

Now, looking to the future, the current Board of Trustees are seeking additional Trustees to support the organisation in its next phase of development. Increasing the breadth of experience, knowledge and skills of the Board of Trustees is a priority for the provision of a high quality, volunteer-shaped, professional counselling service.

This Trustee’s recruitment pack provides further information on the role and how to apply.


Role Background

Our Trustees work with our Service Manager to take overall responsibility for Beacon Bolton Counselling Service, acting collectively and effectively in its interests by giving strategic direction and determining our mission and vision.

They make decisions required for Beacon’s control and management, ensuring compliance, good governance and adequate financial resources for our services, and protecting our assets. The Board of Trustees also ensure that Beacon manages risks carefully, act as a responsible employer, and uphold the principles of equality and diversity.

The Board of Trustees currently comprises of 4 members with a skill base in leadership, governance, counselling and finance.

In this continually changing environment, the Board have taken steps to further cement Beacon as a permanent fixture in supporting people in need; the charity is currently undergoing a governance structure change from an unincorporated charity to a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) and is recruiting new trustees.

We are seeking new Trustees for our Board, with particular skills in the following areas:

  • Volunteer Management
  • Legal
  • HR
  • Volunteer Management
  • Commercial/Organisational Development

New Trustees will be joining a committed Board with energy and expertise in many areas, who work with and support the leadership team to achieve sustainability and growth.

Previous experience as a Trustee would be welcomed.


Time Commitment

The position of a Trustee is voluntary and unpaid; however, reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be paid.

Trustees are expected to attend around 8 meetings per year, which last two hours and are held after the working day in our central Bolton offices. An additional specialised sub-committee is currently being developed meaning that the frequency of Board meetings may reduce. In addition, Trustees occasionally act as advisors to the staff team and lead on any specific projects related to their areas of expertise, and represent our charity at events and meetings.

In return, we offer a full induction, training opportunities and the opportunity to work with a talented Trustee and staff team to grow a service that will improve the lives of local people.

How to Apply

To apply for a Trustee role, please send your CV and a covering letter containing:

  1. Your reasons for wanting to join
  2. Any relevant qualifications or training standards
  3. What you’re hoping to achieve from the role.

Completed applications should be submitted via e-mail to Pam Duxbury, Service Manager at

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Pam Duxbury to arrange a call back from Saeed Atcha, Beacon’s Acting Chair.

The closing date for completed applications is Friday 6th July 2018 at 5pm.