Role No: 1051 - APPLY FOR ROLE

A Trustee (Non- Exec) is required for a London based charity for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health challenges.

Our client is seeking a new Finance Trustee who is a qualified accountant who has empathy with the needs of people with learning disabilities, autism, and mental health challenges, to replace their current lead Finance Trustee who is stepping down after 9 years. They welcome candidates wishing to gain experience in a non-executive role.

Candidates should, in addition to the above skills, have ideally some fundraising experience and knowledge of investments.

This is a voluntary appointment so no salary or fees are payable, although out of pocket expenses will be paid.

The time commitment is approximately one day per month as trustees are expected to attend 6 Board meetings (held in the evening) per year. There will be additional time required for sub committees and possibly for other events. In addition, trustees are provided with training to allow them to understand their role and carry out their duties.

The Charity

  • Is a person-centred, inclusive organisation for people with learning disabilities, autism, and mental health challenges.
  • Services are offered through their Support for Living programme aimed at people who are managing their personal budgets as well as offering services to local health and social care commissioners.
  • They achieved 100% compliance with Care Quality Commission standards in mental health residential care services, and in domiciliary care and support.
  • The Charity welcomes applications from the whole of the community.

Non-Exec Director Role/Requirements/Expertise

  • Qualified and commercially aware Accountant ideally experienced but open to candidates early in their career too.
  • A knowledge of fund raising for the not-for-profit sector and the ability to ask questions.
  • Interest in helping make wise investment decisions to effectively manage any surplus (desirable).
  • A commitment and interest in the not-for-profit sector and in services for people with learning disabilities, autism, and mental health challenges.
  • Understanding local council contracts and knowledge of personal budgets would be a benefit.
  • Adherence to high standards of ethics and corporate and charitable behaviour that meets the obligations of a trustee of a charity in England.
  • You will be provided with an induction programme and the Board provides training to new Board members.
  • There is potential for this role to become the Chair of Audit over time.

A DBS check and declaration of interests will be required for the successful candidate prior to appointment.

PLEASE NOTE: client interviews are provisionally planned for the week commencing 14th May 2018.

The role will close on: Friday, 27th April 2018

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