Finance Committee Chair

Thrive is looking to recruit a new Trustee to join the Board as Chair of the Finance Committee (Treasurer).  The Board provides strategic oversight of the organisation and works with the Chief Executive and Senior Managers to deliver Thrive’s Strategy to widen the reach of our services and build our financial health.

Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who are living with a disability or ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable.  We are a professional, caring and down-to-earth organisation, with committed staff supported by a wonderful cohort of volunteers.

We are looking for a qualified accountant who has experience of charity finances/accounting and can provide leadership and support to the non-financial Trustees on the Board. 

We also need an individual who can wholeheartedly endorse and support the aims and principles of Thrive. This does not mean you need to be an expert in horticulture or have experience of working with disabled, disadvantaged or vulnerable people to join the Board, although that could help. We are particularly keen to hear from people from the Midlands area.

Above all, we are looking for someone who shares our passion for using gardening to improve the lives of others and who is willing and able to commit around 1 day per month to work with us to achieve our goals. 

Thrive will provide, or meet the costs of, any appropriate training to ensure that you are equipped to execute your role as a Trustee.

The specific duties of the Chair of Finance Committee include -

* Overseeing the preparation of budgets, accounts and finanical statements and presenting finacial reports to the board

* Being assured that the financial resources of the organisation meets its present and future needs, and advising on the financial implications of the organisation's strategic plans

* Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate reserves and investment policy

Skills

Accountancy qualification

Excellent management and leadership skills



Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    18+
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

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Location

The Geoffrey Udall Centre
Beech Hill
Reading
Berkshire
RG7 2AT

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