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Trustees and Treasurer

Job Title: Trustees and Treasurer
Location: Maidstone
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Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: J69189
Contact Name: Rachel Ord
Contact Email: trusteeworks@reachvolunteering.org.uk
Job Published: October 08, 2020 18:21

Job Description

Funding For All is a successful charity dedicated to inspiring and empowering community organisations in Kent and Medway to build their fundraising capacity to deliver sustainable projects. We believe small and medium charities and community groups have a huge part to play in the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the people in their area. These groups are value driven, motivated by social goals, and have a closeness to and understanding of the needs of their service users and communities.

 

What will you be doing?

We aim to grow our board of trustees to expand our expertise - this includes recruiting a new Treasurer. Whether you are an experienced trustee or wanting to take your first steps at board level, we want to hear from you. Our preferred applicants will be based in Kent, or at least have knowledge of Kent’s diverse communities. 

 

New trustees who have skills or experience in one or more of the following areas will be particularly welcomed:

  • finance
  • leadership
  • marketing and PR
  • fundraising, particularly corporate and public sector
  • developing networks and influencing
  • legal
  • HR
  • governance of small groups and charities 

 

As a trustee, you will have the opportunity to:

• fulfill a vital role in the voluntary sector

• make a significant difference to a cause that matters to you

• meet like-minded people who share your enthusiasm

• access excellent trustee training

• gain experience of strategy and leadership, and boost your CV

• have the opportunity to apply your unique skills and experience while learning from others.

 

The role is unpaid but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. The minimum expected time commitment is four trustee meetings per year. Meetings are normally held in Maidstone at 5:30pm, although they are currently being held via Zoom.

What are we looking for?

• A commitment to the organisation

• A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort

• Strategic vision

• Good, independent judgement

• An ability to think creatively

• A willingness to speak their mind

• An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship

• An ability to work effectively as a member of a team

• A commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

 

In addition to the person specification for a trustee, the Treasurer should have the following qualities:

• Financial qualifications and experience

• Some experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes

• The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences

• Being prepared to make unpopular recommendations to the board

• A willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis

 

What difference will you make?

Funding for All mentors small charities, voluntary organisations and community groups from across Kent and Medway. We specialise in bid writing skills, funding strategy, business planning, marketing and communications, tendering, legacies, gift aid and developing budgets. The skills you would bring to the Board will strengthen and expand our service to our beneficiaries.

 

What’s in it for the volunteer?

This is your opportunity to support small charities and voluntary organisations so that they can become more sustainable and concentrate on the work they do best.

 

Time commitment:

4 Trustee meetings per year (in Maidstone or via Zoom). Some attendance at meetings and other events, with public sector organisations, funders etc.

 

To apply:

The deadline for applications is 6th November 2020. Interviews will be held in November. We will notify shortlisted candidates of the interview date after applications have closed.