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British & Foreign School Society
Homebased with occasional meetings in London
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Charity and not for profit, Education, Board trustees
Salary band
Contract type
Long term role
Part Time
Where will they be working
From home

Job Details

The British & Foreign School Society (BFSS) is looking for a new Treasurer who cares deeply about the right of children and young people to be able to access high-quality education as a driver for equality of opportunity, personal development and well-being. 

Our new Treasurer will oversee the BFSS investment portfolio (~£25 million) and regular financial affairs. Ongoing financial planning to ensure we can continue grant giving for the long-term, is of equal importance to ensuring that our day-to-day financial processes and investments are well managed.

The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant, preferably with experience of both charity investments and charity finances, and with availability to join us in early 2024 for a handover with our current Treasurer. 

Applicants from diverse backgrounds, including different ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds are welcomed.

See further details about the role on our website. The closing date is 30 November 2023 and we anticipate interviewing shortlisted candidates in January 2024.




BFSS is a grant giving charity and we work towards our vision of educational opportunity for all by awarding grants of around £0.8 million per annum to not-for-profit organisations and educational establishments to address educational disadvantage in the UK and internationally.

BFSS was formed in 1808 by Christian social reformers to carry on the work of Joseph Lancaster, a pioneer of school and teacher education.  Our regular grants fund international projects which improve access, quality and sustainability of education in marginalised and deprived communities, and UK projects which improve educational outcomes and life chances for Young Carers and Care Experienced Young People. In 2022 we launched a new £1 million Displaced Education Fund to support the education of children and young people who have been displaced by conflict.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, gender equality and protecting the environment by funding projects which remove barriers to education, develop the skills of local people from low-income communities, improve education quality through teacher training, minimise environmental impact and build resilience against future climate changes. Our projects give young people the tools to enable them to transform their own education and life chances as well as those of their families and communities.

In addition to funding grants, we also facilitate shared learning amongst our 150 Members from the not-for-profit and wider educational sector, and our current Grant Partners via regular events, publications and an online Forum. We have a BFSS Archive, now hosted by Brunel University, which offers opportunities to learn from history including Joseph Lancaster’s pioneering work in the UK and American continents and BFSS activities from 1808.


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020 7922 7814
7-14 Great Dover Street

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