Community Action Dacorum is a successful charity that is going places, we make a positive difference to the lives of people locally by delivering services in the areas of Community | Employment | Wellbeing. The charity has been supporting the vaccination rollout, was runner up in the national Digital Leadership Awards for our work getting people online, and is supporting local people with the cost-of-living crisis.
We also wholly own a trading business providing interpretation and translation services to public sector clients acoss the East of England and the South East. The business gift aids all profits to the charity to support our work locally.
We are looking for a new trustee to join the board with a view to becoming our treasurer in the new fiancial year. You will work cloasly with our in-house finance team and accountants, as well as other trustees in the charity.
We are looking for someone who has most of the following characteristics, or who is ready to grow in these areas:
Knowledge of accountancy - Qualified accountant.
Knowledge of the charity sector. Knowledge/experience of community issues. Experience of project planning.
Understanding of risk management.
Previous experience of being a Trustee is not required as training and support can be provided.
Skills and abilities
Able to distil complex information and bring a pragmatic approach to its application. Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
The ability to galvanise external relationships and build support for Community Action Dacorum is highly desirable.
Effective team player. Personal style and behaviour
Independent, strategic and innovative thinker.
Willing to debate constructively and challenge rigorously while working to achieve a shared consensus.
Collaborative team player. Exercise sound judgement.
Commit to the values of Community Action Dacorum; lead by example in upholding these values.
We will provide you with training and cover your expenses. There are monthly meetings, which whilst we would encourage you to join us face-to-face as often as possible, are run in a hybrid way to make accesss easier for trustees.
If you want to join a growing charity, this role is for you.