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Trustee with a finance and/or accountancy background

Employer
Care for Veterans
Location
BN11 4LJ, Worthing
Salary
Unpaid Voluntary Role
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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Sector
Charity and not for profit
Salary band
Unremunerated
Hours
Part Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly home

Care for Veterans (CfV) was established in 1919 as the Queen Alexandra Hospital Home to care for soldiers returning from World War I with life-changing disabilities. For over 100 years, it has provided long term nursing, rehabilitation, respite and end of life care to Veterans and their families.  The 62-bed home has been at Gifford House in Worthing since 1933.

CfV are seeking a Trustee with a finance and/or accountancy background, preferably with an ACCA/ICAEW qualification (or equivalent).  The successful candidate will join and in time, chair the Finance Committee.

 What will you be doing?

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contributing at four board meetings, a strategy offsite and four Finance sub-committee meetings a year. These are usually held during business hours in Worthing.
  • Develop a good understanding of CfV’s operations and the environment in which it operates;
  • Monitor the performance of CfV in a constructive and inquisitive way;
  • Making their time, skills, and experience available to CfV and its executive (in and outside of regular board meetings) and supporting key fundraising events;
  • Average time commitment is 12-15 days per year

What are we looking for?

  • You will have a background and/or qualification in finance or accountancy (ACCA/ICAEW or equivalent preferred). You will have strong commitment to the improving the lives of veterans and the work of CfV.
  • Previous trustee experience is not necessary as new trustees will be given support and training.  Due to the work of the charity a DBS check and references will be required.

What difference will you make?

OUR TRUSTEES

  • Bring a range of diverse professional and real-world experience to the Board;
  • Have a strong empathy with the Armed Services community;
  • Are articulate communicators with integrity and a strong commitment to CfV’s beneficiaries;
  • Are committed to the highest standards of charity governance.

Before you apply

If you are interested in becoming a trustee, please send an up-to-date CV and supporting statement to us via Reach.   

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