Trustee and a Co-opted Member

Job Title: Trustee and a Co-opted Member
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Battersea
Reference: BDCH1241 & BDCH1242
Contact Name: Lauren Turner
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 03, 2019 18:20

Job Description

Do you want to contribute to the governance of one of the UK’s best-known national charities, helping us to be here for every dog and cat?  We are looking for a Trustee and a Co-opted Member, both with significant current senior financial leadership experience, most likely in a major accountancy firm, a large charity, or large commercial organisation.

The Trustee will join our Board of Trustees, known as Council, and will also be a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. 

The Co-opted Member will be a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee only and so may suit somebody who would like to work with Battersea at this level but has less availability.

Both roles are appointments for an initial term of three years and are volunteer unremunerated roles.

More information about Battersea, including our Strategic Plan, is available at our Battersea website.

About us

Battersea is here for every dog and cat and has been since 1860. We are a leading animal welfare charity and over the last 150 years we’ve grown from one home in London to three rescuing and rehoming centres across the South East. With c500 staff and 1000 volunteers, we have cared for over three million vulnerable animals We also campaign tirelessly to make things better for dogs and cats; sharing our expertise and educating the public and policymakers about responsible pet ownership. Join us and make a difference for every dog and cat.

How to Apply

To apply to become a Trustee or a Co-opted Member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee at Battersea, please submit your CV and a supporting statement of no more than 1,000 words that addresses how you meet the requirements of the person specification and outlines your personal motivation for becoming a Trustee or Co-opted Member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee of Battersea, identifying clearly which role you would like to be considered for, or if you would like to be considered for both roles, to our Job Inbox ( Any applications received via our online application portal will not be considered.

For full details, including our job applicant privacy notice, please download our recruitment pack. This can be found going to our website ( All applications must be submitted before the closing date advertised.’

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