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Job description

Help create happier, healthier more empowered communities by strengthening Alive and Kicking’s finance and governance.

Alive and Kicking

Alive and Kicking (AK) exist to create happier, healthier, more empowered communities. We achieve this by producing a sports ball like no other - creating access to jobs, play and vital health education. In other words, we Make. Play. Live.

Make. Through the production of high-quality sports balls, we create ethical employment for adults from vulnerable job groups and drive self-sustaining communities. Since opening our doors we have produced 1,064,370 sports balls, created 1,103 ethical jobs and contributed over £5.47 million to the local economy.

Play. Through our community partnerships we give young people facing disadvantage regular access to sport, play and exercise. Over the last seventeen years we have given 8,670,825 children across 87 countries free access to play.

Live. Through our sport based award-winning health education programmes, we give young people facing disadvantage ongoing access to health education and services, delivered directly through sport. By training 1,405 youth educators to deliver programmes in their own communities, we have reached 112,745 young people

The Role

The Alive and Kicking Trustee Board are custodians of the Charity’s purpose, mission, vision and values. They are responsible for effective execution of the Charity’s strategy which includes supporting the Organisation's employees to deliver on key objectives.

The Treasurer plays a key support role to the Trustee Board, overseeing the financial affairs of the organisation, supported by the senior team and Finance Committee. This strengthens the Charity’s efficiency and strengthens their ability to create lasting impact on the communities we support.


  • Monitor the financial administration of the charity and report to the board of trustees on its state of financial health, in line with best practice, and in compliance with the governing document and legal requirements.
  • Chair the Finance committee, ensuring effective and inclusive meetings, facilitating discussions to which everyone can contribute and ensuring well founded, considered decision making.
  • Oversee and scrutinise budgets, management accounts and annual financial statements and provide advice on these and the financial implications of the charity’s strategy and plans to the board of trustees.
  • In partnership with the CEO and Finance Officer ensure sound financial management of Alive and Kicking - that proper accounting records are kept, financial resources are properly invested and economically spent; and that we have sound reserves and other finance and fundraising policies.
  • Oversee the charity’s financial risk-management process.
  • Develop and maintain positive and productive working relationships and liaise with the CEO and Finance Officer.

Person Specification

  • A qualified accountant.
  • Senior strategic leadership experience.
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship with an ability to balance the boundaries between different leadership role.
  • Some understanding of charity finance and the fundraising landscape.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong team player, who respects and values the views of others and is able to speak their mind with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to challenge constructively and ask questions appropriately.
  • Sound independent judgement, an ability to analyse information and communicate this in clear accessible ways to those without financial backgrounds.
  • An understanding and commitment to Alive and Kicking’s vision, mission and values
  • Willingness and ability to devote the necessary time and effort to meet the responsibilities of the post.
  • Preferably experience of using QuickBooks software.

Charity Values

We are:

  • Inclusive – We welcome diversity and difference and value the opinions and contributions of all those that work and partner with us to achieve positive impact.
  • Empowering – We acknowledge and understand the importance of people and partners having agency over their lives and futures so they can live and grow independently.
  • Fun – We fuel the fun across all that we do. As an organisation built on the foundation of play, we believe an environment you enjoy is one where you can thrive.
  • Family – We foster an environment of trust and support where people are put ahead of profit, promoting sustainability for the benefit of our staff, beneficiaries, and community.
  • Creative – We encourage curiosity, innovation and being bold. We look at things differently while still aligning within our purpose so we can shape our own future.
More about Alive and Kicking

Alive and Kicking (AK) exist to create a happier, healthier and more accessible society. We empower and impact the lives and livelihoods of peo...

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Refreshed on: 23 February 2024
Closing date: 15 March 2024 at 17:00
Tags: Finance,Intl Development,Governance

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