London, Greater London
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Contract, 3 years, Part-time
Job description

Time Commitment: 

  • On Average 4 hours per month
  • You may be required to attend four quarterly meetings annually 
  • You may be required to attend an annual AGM
  • You may be required to attend 1-4 Committee meetings
  • Physical presence at meetings is ideal, although video conferencing is also available for those who are unable to attend.
  • You may be required to reply to email correspondence in a timely way


The role of Trustee does not have any financial remuneration; however, reasonable expenses for travel may be claimed.

Application Deadline: Although Charity Jobs states that the deadline for this position is 30 December, kindly note that you can still apply for the position on the Muslim Aid website as the deadline on Muslim Aid website is 02 January 2022. 

Summary of the role

Muslim Aid is looking for a Trustee with a professional background in Finance.Candidates should have a good understanding of contemporary charitable activity in the UK and internationally and will help the Board develop our strategic aims and provide insight and support to achieve these aims - to constructively challenge our executive management team and to provide robust governance.

We are also looking to ensure a diverse make-up of the new Board in terms of gender and international linkages.  We are also looking for an individual who can bring commitment, enthusiasm, creativity and thoroughness to the governance function.  An ability to attend quarterly board meetings is a requirement; however, it is not a prerequisite to be a permanent resident in the UK.    While implementation of strategic decisions of the Board will largely be in the hands of the CEO and Leadership Team, there may also be a need for some Trustees to be involved in sub-committees established for specific purposes.

There are big challenges ahead, but we have the passion, belief and ambition to meet them. If you share our belief and commitment to improving the lives of those in need, we very much look forward to hearing from you and perhaps, welcoming you on board. 

About the Role:

The main responsibilities of this role will be to: 

  1. Work collaboratively with all trustees and the executive, supporting the delivery of our strategic priorities.
  2. Ensure organisation strategic priorities are financially appraised and budgets are aligned to both short-term and long-term objectives.
  3. Supporting the Board’s duty to ensure proper accounting records are kept; financial resources are controlled, invested, and economically spent in line with governance, legal and regulatory requirements.
  4. Act as a key member of the Finance and Audit Committee.
  5. Review planning/budgeting processes in participation with the Board and constructively challenge where required.
  6. Assisting in the development and implementation of an appropriate financial reserves policy.

About You:

To be successful in this role: 

  1. Qualified accountant with demonstrated experience in the charity sector
  2. FD/CFO level experience
  3. Strategic planning experience at senior level.
  4. Strong commitment to Muslim Aid’s mission, visions, and values.
  5. Knowledge of charity SORP and impending changes Proven ability to communication and explain financial information by members of the Board and other stakeholders

Why you should apply

By becoming a Trustee, you have the opportunity to not just talk about how charities should be run but rather do something about it yourself. The role allows you to utilise your skills and make the changes you want to see. By joining Muslim Aid, you have the opportunity to work towards a cause that you feel passionate about and be a part of something special.  

How to apply:

If you are interested in the role please familiarise yourself with the Muslim Aid Finance Trustee Candidate Information Pack, Role Description and submit the completed Trustee Application Form and your CV .

Muslim Aid is seeking applications across all sectors of society, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, ethnicity but wishes to encourage applications from women on the basis that they are underrepresented on the board of trustees.

Muslim Aid’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children and vulnerable adults in our care/employment. Successful candidates will be expected to undergo a DBS check. In addition, all successful candidates for finance roles will undergo an Experian Credit Check.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief or age.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have applied for this role before you do not need to do so again, your application has been recorded. Applications will be accepted until the closing date; however, Muslim Aid reserves the right to initiate interviews and the selection process on a rolling basis with the aim of identifying an appropriate candidate as quickly as possible.

Once we receive your application, we will review your application and see if you are a good fit for the position, and for us. Due to the volume of applicants, we are unable to contact everyone so if you are selected to continue to the interview process, we will be in contact with you.



Refreshed on: 15 December 2021
Closed date: 30 December 2021
Tags: Finance

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