Trustee and Finance and Audit Committee Chair

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    Arts & Culture

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    20 days ago

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About Amal and this role

We are looking for a Trustee with a strong financial background to join our growing Board in the leadership of Amal at this exciting time in its young life.  As Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee (FAC), you will play a critical role by guiding Amal on its governance, financial, risk management and internal control processes and practices.  Amal is a Muslim-led charity which welcomes people of all faith backgrounds and none in its governance, management and wider work.

If you care about creating a fairer society, this is a wonderful opportunity to play a pivotal role in building an organisation dedicated to tackling structural inequalities in creative ways.

Role purpose

  • As a Trustee, to share in the oversight and strategic leadership of Amal’s work.
  • As FAC Chair, to provide objective advice and guidance to the Board and management on the adequacy of and potential improvements to Amal’s financial, risk management and internal control processes and practices.

The skills, experience and attributes we are looking for

  • Commitment to building harmonious relations between the UK’s communities and to Amal’s values of social justice, compassion and conviviality
  • Strong financial management and business planning experience and skills
  • Some experience of charity governance, finance and fundraising law and practice
  • Objectivity and independent-mindedness
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to this role

Your commitment to Amal

Trustees meet four times a year at roughly quarterly intervals for around two hours.  The FAC will also meet four times a year for one to two hours.  The Trustees have met by Zoom to date and are likely to meet in person in future with some Trustees joining by Zoom.  The average time commitment each quarter to attend both sets of meetings and read papers is about eight hours (excluding travel to meetings).  We also envisage seeking advice from the FAC Chair on an ad hoc basis.

Amal’s commitment to you

Amal provides an induction for new Trustees on Amal’s strategy, budgets, governance and policies.  For Trustees who have not been a trustee before, we will also provide an induction on the duties of being a trustee and the regulatory framework. The Chair and the CEO will be available to provide any other guidance or discuss issues with the FAC Chair as necessary. Amal advises Trustees of Amal-supported events that may be of particular interest to them and reimburses Trustees for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred on Amal business.