Trustee of the Board and Chair of the Risk and Audit Committee

Job Title: Trustee of the Board and Chair of the Risk and Audit Committee
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: RAC
Contact Name: Sital Maisuria
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 08, 2019 15:48

Job Description

Opening date: 5pm Wednesday 7th August, the application information will be available on our website from this point

Closing date: midnight on Sunday 1st September

Download the candidate pack for this role from our website




We’re seeking an exceptional individual with a financial background, preferably in risk and audit, to serve on our Board of Trustees and to Chair our Risk and Audit Committee (RAC) soon after appointment.


About the role


The Board has ultimate responsibility for Versus Arthritis, including setting the strategy and policy framework, ensuring the Charity pursues its objectives as defined in the governing documents and overseeing the work of the Transformational Leadership Team. 

As Chair of the RAC you will work in partnership with the Chair of the Board, the Chair of the Finance Committee and Director of Finance and Corporate Services, to provide leadership and direction to the RAC in carrying out its governance and oversight role. 

Key requirements


This is an exciting new dual role and the Charity is keen to attract individuals with:

·     knowledge of best practice in audit and corporate governance

·     an understanding of organisational risk management concepts, frameworks and processes

·     an understanding of financial planning and experience of scrutinising financial information and processes

·     an appreciation of the values and mission of Versus Arthritis


How to apply


Please refer to the candidate pack on our website for further information on this role and how to apply.


Closing date for applications: midnight on Sunday 1st September



Preliminary interviews: Monday 9th September

Formal panel interviews: Thursday 19th and Friday 20th September


About us


Arthritis causes pain, fatigue and isolation for 17.8 million people in the UK every single day. It can impact on the ability to work, our relationships and take away our independence. We don’t accept this.


We are Versus Arthritis. We are volunteers, healthcare professionals, researchers and friends, all doing everything we can to push back against arthritis. We’re reaching out to everybody with the information and support they need, funding vital research and changing the way society sees arthritis. Together we’ll keep running, researching, influencing, volunteering, advising, chatting, baking, listening. We won’t stop until no-one has to tolerate living with the pain, fatigue and isolation of arthritis.

Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us defy arthritis.

Read more about what we do, working for us and what we offer on our website.




Versus Arthritis seeks to ensure that the composition of the Board reflects the Charity’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion with everyone being able to participate and achieve their potential, irrespective of age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, disability, marital status, religion or belief, and helping to engender a diverse approach to decision making in the committee and boardroom. We are working to improve diversity in all of its forms on our Board and we therefore encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.


Versus Arthritis is a Registered Charity No: 207711 and in Scotland No. SC041156