Trustee (Finance specialism, Voluntary)

Job Title: Trustee (Finance specialism, Voluntary)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: SETrustee
Contact Name: Nicola Rees
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 28, 2018 14:46

Job Description

Do you want to use your financial experience to help our charity create healthier, stronger and fairer communities through sport and physical activity? 

If so, we’re looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Trustee to oversee our charity’s financial practices.

Role: Trustee (Finance specialism)

Salary: Voluntary (with expenses reimbursed)

Location: Most meetings held in London or Birmingham

Closing date: 5pm Monday 22nd October 2018


Sporting Equals’ is a national charity and we are experts in equality, diversity and inclusion in sport. Our vision is to create healthier, stronger and fairer communities through sport and physical activity – engaging under-represented race and faith communities in sport (from grass-roots to board level), and using sport to build more integrated communities.

We’re a small team based in Birmingham, UK, and are governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees/ Directors.  Sporting Equals is both a registered charity and Private Limited Company by Guarantee so beholden to both charity and company law.  We’re proud to have recently achieved formal compliance with the new Code for Sports Governance.


Sporting Equals is now looking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced Trustee to the Board of Trustees to oversee Sporting Equals’ financial practices. 

Being a Trustee is an excellent way to contribute to a cause you care about, to develop your own skills and experience, and to work with people from diverse backgrounds. 

You will have the opportunity to attend Sporting Equals’ events including the British Ethnic Diversity Sport Awards and Houses of Parliament receptions.  You will have the opportunity to network across the sports sector – including meeting equality in sport ambassadors and key partners (for example, Sport England, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, UK Sport, Youth Sport Trust, and sport national governing bodies).

As a Trustee, you will be jointly responsible with the other Trustees to ensure Sporting Equals is doing what it was set up to do as a charity and is being well ran.  Whilst Trustees share responsibility for financial oversight, we’re looking for a Trustee to take the lead on financial governance and advise the wider Board of Trustees on financial matters (for example, ensuring realistic funding plans and strategies; ensuring effective management controls and systems; ensuring assets and resources are being used in the best possible way; identifying and managing financial risks).

With regards to time commitments, you will be required to attend quarterly Board meetings (circa 3 to 4 hours duration, held on a weekday, usually London or Birmingham based). You may also be required to attend some sub-committee meetings, teleconferences between Board meetings and an annual development/ strategy day. There will also be papers to read and actions to deliver on.


We’re looking for an experienced senior-level financial professional who has proven success in their own area of work, an accounting or financial management qualification, and the willingness to act as a proactive team player with other board members in the interest of the charity.

An understanding of the charity sector and/or an empathy to race equality in sport is desirable but not essential.


Please send a covering letter (detailing your motivation for applying for the role and how you feel your skills and experience could be of benefit Sporting Equals) and your CV to by Monday 22nd October 5pm.

For an informal chat about the role with our CEO, Arun Kang, please email

After the application closing date, Sporting Equals will be in touch with shortlisted candidates to make the necessary arrangements for interview early/mid- November 2018.

Before you apply, please check that you are legally eligible at act as a Trustee/ Company Director.  Subject to waiver conditions, example reasons for disqualification include having an unspent conviction for an offence involving dishonesty or deception (such as fraud); being currently declared bankrupt; being disqualified from being a company director; having previously been removed as a trustee by either the commission or the High Court due to misconduct or mismanagement.


You can find out more about the key duties of a Trustee in the Charity Commision’s “Charity trustee: what’s involved (CC3a)”:

You can find out more about the financial responsibilities of a Trustee in the Charity Commission’s “Charity finance: trustee essentials”






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