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Trustee Treasurer

Henshaws Treasurer of the Trustee Board vacancy

Henshaws is a well-established registered charity based in the North of England supporting people with sight loss or other disabilities for over 180 years, to go beyond expectations, to live independent and fulfilling lives.

In September 2016 the Board approved an ambitious strategic plan to grow its diverse range of services in a number of geographical areas and implement a digital strategy to enable a worldwide audience to benefit from the Charity’s expertise. 

We are looking for a Trustee with financial and business experience to expand the Board’s current skill set and bring their own experience to benefit the organisation. The Treasurer is the leading interface between Trustees and management on financial matters.

The role is voluntary but reasonable travel expenses will be paid.

Prospective candidates should be:

  • enthusiastic and have an interest in services for disabled people
  • willing to take an active role in the strategic direction of the charity
  • able to attend Board meetings, usually held in Manchester, 6 times a year and act as chairperson of the Business and Finance Committee
  • able to  oversee financial, internal control and risk management matters of the charity in line with good practice, our governing document and legal requirements

A more detailed description of the role can be obtained by emailing hrsupport@henshaws.org.uk.

Henshaws is a registered charity (number 221888) and its trustee is a company limited by guarantee (number 8313313, registered in England).