Financial Advisor to the Board of Trustees (Voluntary)


Job Title: Financial Advisor to the Board of Trustees (Voluntary)

Responsible to: Chair of Trustees

Location: Allsorts Hub and various venues in Stroud

About Allsorts

Allsorts is a local charity for over 350 families who have disabled children aged between 0-25 years in Gloucestershire. With an annual turnover of about £500k we provide a welcoming and positive community where families can access opportunities, build friendships and find practical support. We work with the parents, siblings and grandparents, as well as the disabled children. Families can access a wide range of everyday, fun activities including sports sessions, a Toy Library, holiday clubs, various youth clubs and family day trips.

Are you passionate about supporting children and young people with additional needs? Would you like to give time to a local, innovative charity that has been successful in achieving significant grant awards such as the People’s Project and Global Make Some Noise? Would you enjoy helping children and young people learn and develop useful skills through play and while doing that have lots of fun?

What are we looking for?

We are seeking a passionate, motivated candidate from a finance background to join our experienced Board of Trustees.

You will use your financial knowledge and experience to undertake reviews of the Charity’s management accounts as well as providing the necessary oversight of the annual audited accounts process. You will advise other members of the financial committee and Board members to ensure the responsible management of charitable funds.

The post-holder, along with other Board members, will oversee governance, strategy and operational management. This includes actively contributing to policy setting, strategic direction, goal and target setting, and evaluating the organisation’s performance against targets, budgets, plans and charitable objectives.

What skills will you need?

  • A qualification in accounting
  • The ability to work closely with the charity’s firm of accountants and our Treasurer.
  • A commercial approach, which will support the management of the Charity’s trading arm.
  • Expertise in providing leadership and explaining financial matters to non-financial trustees.
  • Expertise in analysing and interpreting detailed information such as statistical and financial data and information on legal, fundraising, and policy and drawing appropriate conclusions.
  • Able to motivate and communicate effectively, to command the respect of others, to challenge and engage courteously, particularly those of opposing views, facilitating agreement across a wide range of perspectives and attitudes.

How much time should you offer? When would you be needed? Where will you be based?

Four x 3-hour meetings a year, in person, usually on a Friday, and one strategy day a year, usually in September. There will be the option to also attend the main board meetings, also 4 times per year.

What can you gain from this opportunity?

  1. Making a difference to families who have children with disabilities and additional needs
  2. Experience of working with an innovative and growing organisation
  3. Getting involved in your local community
  4. Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses as defined in Allsorts’ volunteer policy

Is there an induction and training?

You will receive a full induction.

Who should you contact to find out more?

To find out about more, please contact Jane Jones, Allsorts Chief Executive: [email protected]

To apply for this role

Please complete an Allsorts Volunteer Application Form and return it to Sally Dyer at [email protected].

This post is subject to enhanced DBS check and references will be taken up in line with the Allsorts safer recruitment policy.

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