Unpaid role, expenses paid
Contract, Part-time, The finance committee meet every 3 months via teleconference and meetings last 90 to 120 minutes.
Job description

World Physiotherapy are recruiting two people with accounting qualifications to volunteer for our finance committee. This committee plays an essential role in guiding the organisation, shaping our strategy, and ensuring that we meet our statutory obligations.


Founded in 1951, World Physiotherapy (previously known as the World Confederation for Physical Therapy) is the sole international voice for physiotherapy, representing more than 660,000 physiotherapists worldwide through its 125 member organisations. World Physiotherapy operates as a non-profit organisation and is registered as a charity in the UK.

World Physiotherapy is committed to moving the physiotherapy profession forward and promoting its contribution to global health.  It encourages high standards of physiotherapy research, education and practice.

As the international voice of physiotherapy, World Physiotherapy’s mission is to:

  • unite the profession internationally
  • represent physiotherapy and physiotherapists internationally
  • promote high standards of physiotherapy practice, education and research
  • facilitate communication and information exchange among member organisations, regions, subgroups and their members
  • collaborate with national and international organisations
  • contribute to the improvement of global health

For further details about World Physiotherapy can be found on our website:

World Physiotherapy has a trading arm WCPT Trading Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary and a registered company in England and Wales. The World Physiotherapy Congress is managed through WCPT Trading Ltd.

The finance committee oversees the finances of the registered charity World Physiotherapy and the company WCPT Trading Ltd. The Finance Committee reports, provides advice and makes recommendations to the Board in accordance with the Committee’s functions. Further information can be found in the committee terms of reference.


The commitment required for these roles includes attendance at quarterly finance committee meetings, attendance at annual meetings with auditors, reading papers in advance of meetings, as well as availability from time to time to support the chair and senior management team through correspondence or ad-hoc meetings.

Finance committee meetings are held via teleconference and last for between 90 to 120 minutes. 

These roles are unpaid voluntary positions and no travel is anticipated.


The successful candidates will be working to support a passionate and committed group of trustees who are elected from our member organisations around the globe.

They will have an accounting qualification and experience of providing financial support and advice, ideally with experience in UK charity finance requirements and knowledge of charity governance

The Board always welcomes applications from people with lived experience of a disability, physical health or mental health conditions. We are also committed to improving diversity in the charity sector and are particularly keen to receive applications from members of minority ethnic communities.

Further details on the specification and  how to apply are contained in the recruitment pack.

The closing date for applications is 1 May 2021.  

For an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact the World Physiotherapy ceo Jonathon Kruger to arrange a suitable time.

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Refreshed on: 09 April 2021
Closed date: 01 May 2021
Tags: Finance, Governance

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