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Trustee & Chair of Finance Committee

Groundwork Yorkshire
Morley, Leeds
Unremunerated, but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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

Job Details

We are seeking a finance professional or someone with experience of financial management to join our Board and Chair our Finance Committee. You do not need to be a qualified accountant or have specific knowledge of charity finance although this would be an advantage.

Groundwork delivers practical action to create a fair and green future in which people, places and nature thrive.  We work with local communities and businesses to build capacity to tackle hardship, achieve a just transition to net zero and help nature recover in a way that reduces inequality and leads to better work and healthier, happier lives by:

  • Connecting people with each other, with opportunity and with nature;
  • Building knowledge and confidence to that people feel more in control of their future;
  • Delivering social, economic and environmental outcomes in an integrated way.

We are recruiting for a new Finance Committee Chair to join our Trustee Board.  As a Trustee of Groundwork Yorkshire, you will play a crucial role in setting the strategic direction of the charity and ensuring good governance.  As Chair of the Finance Committee, you will maintain an overview of the charity’s financial affairs and ensure the wider Board is well briefed on financial matters.

About you

We are looking for someone to join our Board and Chair our Finance Committee.  You will be able to demonstrate the ability to engage fellow Trustees and ensure financial information is explained to them in an accessible and understandable way, and the ability to act in an advisory capacity to support our professional staff team.

You must be willing to invest the necessary time to fulfil the role.  As a guideline, the time commitment is likely to be eight to twelve meetings per year; allowing around half a day per meeting. Trustees are appointed for a term of three years, with potential to extend for a further three years. 

By volunteering to join the Board of Groundwork Yorkshire and to Chair our Finance Committee, you will help us to transform local places and the lives of local people. We are looking for people who care about their neighbourhoods and communities, and who want to help us make a difference.  The Chair of our Finance Committee will need to have skills in accountancy, audit and risk management or general experience of financial management in an organisation of a similar scale to Groundwork.

We want to expand the diversity of our board. We welcome applications from women, people of colour, people with disabilities and those aged 45 and under, and applications from other underrepresented or marginalised groups.

We are a friendly and welcoming board in need of some new perspectives and diverse voices around the table to help us continue to Change Lives and Change Places with those who need it most.

 To find out more about the role and our organisation, take a look at our candidate pack.


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Environment & Business Centre
Merlyn Rees Avenue
West Yorkshire
LS27 9SL
United Kingdom

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