Bradford, West Yorkshire
Job description

Who are we

Would you like to join a dynamic team to help end homelessness in Bradford.  We are growing christian charity working with people experiencing homelessness in Bradford.  Our aim is to end rough sleeping in Bradford by eradicating homelessness through the provision of a range of services including crisis management, advice and advocacy and supported housing. Hope Housing currently has 36 supported bed places in 18 properties across the city.  We have an excellent track record of effective delivery and partnership working around issues such as homelessness, migrant destitution and to assist those with multiple needs.

Our latest Trustees Annual Report and Accounts as submitted for the last year are available to view on the companies house website.

Role Overview

The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

In addition to the general responsibilities of a trustee which can be found on the attached Voluntary Trustee Role Description document, duties of the treasurer include the following.

  • Overseeing, approving and presenting budgets, accounts and financial statements

  • Being assured that the financial resources of the organisation meet its present and future needs

  • Ensuring that the charity maintains  appropriate reserves in line with the charity’s policy

  • Preparing and presenting financial reports to the board

  • Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place

  • Liaising with payroll and any paid staff and volunteers about financial matters

  • Advising on the financial implications of the organisation’s strategic plans

  • Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate investment policy

  • Ensuring that there is no conflict between any investment held and the aims and objects of the charity

  • Monitoring the organisation’s investment activity and ensuring it is consistent with the organisation’s policies and legal responsibilities

  • Ensuring that the accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies, for example the Charity Commission and/or the Registrar of Companies

  • If external scrutiny of accounts is required, ensuring that the accounts are scrutinised in the manner required (independent examination or audit) and any recommendations are implemented

  • Keeping the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities

  • Contributing to the fundraising strategy of the organisation

  • Making a formal presentation of the accounts at the annual general meeting and drawing attention to important points in a coherent and easily understandable way

  • Sitting on appraisal, recruitment and disciplinary panels as required

Person specification

In addition to the person specification for a trustee, the treasurer should have the following qualities.

  • Financial qualifications and experience

  • Some experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes

  • The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences

  • Being prepared to make unpopular recommendations to the board

  • A willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis


This is a voluntary role and would require attending up to 6 Management Committee meetings per year. 

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee you should first read the guidance from the Charity Commission ('Charity trustee: what’s involved') to ensure you are eligible.



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Hope Housing, Bradford

Hope Housing is a registered Christian charity working with people experiencing homelessness in Bradford.  Our aim is to end rough sleepin... Read more

Posted on: 13 July 2020
Closed date: 31 July 2020
Tags: Finance, Trustees

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