Job Title: Trustee
Location: Exeter
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: 23.19
Contact Name: Anna Foster
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 15, 2019 13:34

Job Description

EDP Drug & Alcohol Services is a thriving charity, working in Devon and Dorset with people affected by drug and alcohol use and their families. Increasingly we work with people that have a range of challenges impacting on their wellbeing, building on their strengths, hopes, aspirations and hidden talents. Simply put, we help people to live fulfilling lives.

The charity has steadily grown over the past two years, and we have an ambitious strategy for the future that aims to consolidate this growth, whilst continuing to focus on further growth and innovation. To support us in this task, the Board of Trustees is seeking to appoint an additional financial trustee who shares EDP’s values and has a strong commitment to our supportive work in the field of substance misuse recovery.

You will be expected to work closely with our Finance Director and Treasurer to critically analyse a range of proposals, assessing and understanding financial implications and conveying this information to the Board of Trustees in order to assist and inform strategic decision making.

This is a great opportunity to make a positive and fulfilling contribution to our beneficiaries, and offers a chance for personal and professional development.

What the role will involve

A role of a Trustee is to ensure that EDP Drug and Alcohol Services fulfils its duty to its beneficiaries, and delivers on its vision, mission and values. Trustees help to guide the strategic direction of the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, and evaluating progress against targets.

There are four annual board meetings (usually between 5pm and 7pm in Exeter) which you will need to attend. You’ll also need to attend four Audit meetings per year which are usually held in the morning in Exeter. There is also one annual ‘away day’ which is also usually held in Exeter.

The role is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although reasonable expenses for travel may be claimed.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for an individual with a strong financial background, including a relevant financial qualification - the ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant (CIMA/ACA/CIPFA/ACCA). Your experience will include charity finance, fundraising, pension schemes, risk and audit.

Personally, you’ll have a strong empathy for the mission and values of EDP. You’ll have experience working at management level and will be happy to constructively support and challenge our senior leadership team to ensure that EDP remains true to these values. You’ll be able to demonstrate experience of exercising sound judgement and effective decision making, and will have an understanding of the responsibilities of trusteeship.

However, previous board experience is not necessary, and we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds.

How to apply

For more information on this role and to apply please go to our website and download a Board of Trustees Application Form, Candidate Information Pack, and Equal Ops Form.

Closing date for applications is noon on Monday 20th May 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to attend an interview on the 4th June 2019 in Exeter.

Please ensure that you quote reference number 23.19 on your application.

EDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates are subject to additional checks including DBS (to the appropriate level). Outcomes of these additional checks will be considered before any appointment is confirmed.

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