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Finance Trustee and Treasurer

St Pauls, Bristol (GB)
Closing date
23 Feb 2024

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Charity and not for profit, Board trustees
Salary band
Part Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly home

At Aid Box Community we offer support, supplies and sanctuary to people seeking asylum in Bristol 

With our team of dedicated staff and volunteers we offer the assistance needed to access living essentials, emotional support, recreation, shelter, community, legal advice, health care and employment

Every year we welcome thousands of displaced people by means of our Free Shop, Welcome Hub, Activity Programme, Crisis Fund and Befriending Service

As Trustee Treasurer, as well as general governance, you will have specific responsibilities to oversee the monitoring of the charity's finances and budgeting on behalf of the Board of Trustees. You will also ensure that end-of-year financial tasks are completed for our Annual Report and Accounts. Operational responsibilities are carried out by our Finance Manager and one of our Directors who liaises closely with our Treasurer. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • You'll report quarterly to trustees on the charity's finances ensuring financial reports to the trustees are clear and properly discussed   

  • You'll ensure accounts and other financial reports are produced in the correct form and on time as required by the Charity Commission and independent examiners   

  • You'll chair our Finance Risk and Audit Committee which oversees the charity’s financial risk management process and reviews our financial health

  • You'll attend four Trustee meetings a year (each lasting up to 3.5hrs) and four online FRAC (Finance and Risk) meetings a year (each lasting up to 2 hours)  

  • You'll attend one RemCom meeting a year (up to 2 hrs) for an annual salary review. 

This role is for you if:

  • You are a qualified accountant or a part qualified finance professional
  • You would like to join a fantastic community of staff, volunteers and service users
  • You are committed to our upholding the basic human rights of refugees and asylum seekers
  • You are able to commit the necessary time to the role (see requrements above re meetings)


Safeguarding Statement 

ABC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its service users and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, trustees and volunteers to share this commitment. 

ABC operates Safeguarding Policies for the purpose of protecting Young People and Vulnerable Adults.  All staff and trustee members are required to undergo Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service DBS checks.  

Statement on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 

ABC aims to be an anti-discriminatory organisation committed to the promotion of quality and diversity and, in line with the Equality Act 2010. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups and those with lived experience. 

Registered Charity Number 1172697 


For an informal chat:  please email our chair of trustees

Closing Date for Applications: 20th Jan 2024

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