Trustee (Accountancy/Finance)

Job Title: Trustee (Accountancy/Finance)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Worthing
Reference: Trustee
Contact Name: Human Resources
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 04, 2018 14:49

Job Description

About Us

Care for Veterans (formerly The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home) was established in 1919 to care for those soldiers returning from World War I with life-changing disabilities. For almost 100 years, we have provided long term nursing care, rehabilitation, respite and award-winning end of life care to disabled ex-service personnel from the RAF, Army, Royal Navy and auxiliary services and their families.

The Role

The Board of Trustees are jointly responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, its financial health and developing its aims and objectives in line with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines. 

We are now seeking a Trustee with a background in accountancy or finance to support our work following the retirement of one Trustee.  The role primarily involves attending Board Meetings and chairing our finance committee.   This is a volunteering role and is therefore unpaid. 

The purpose of the finance committee includes the provision of strategic financial advice to the Board of Trustees as well as monitoring the financial performance of the Charity.  This is an interesting and critical role which would suit a senior qualified finance professional looking to contribute in the charity sector.

CfV has an annual income of c£4m. The day to day financial activities are managed by a Head of Finance who works closely with the Finance Committee. A separate fundraising department supplements the increasing financial requirements arising from the growing demands for specialised clinical care.

About You

If you have empathy with the purpose of our Charity, an accountancy or financial background at a senior level then we would welcome your application.

Please note that some people are disqualified by law from acting as charity trustees and full details can be found on the Charity Commission website.   Due to the work of our charity a DBS check and references will be required. 

For further information about the role, please contact the H.R. team on: 01903 213458 or email 

A c.v. and covering letter can also be submitted via this email address or alternatively posted by the closing date to: Care for Veterans, Boundary Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 4LJ.

Closing Date: 8th December 2018