Bracknell, Bracknell Forest

Voluntary

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About the organisation

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Job Description

Treasurer for Age Concern Bracknell Forest

We are a fully-independent incorporated charity, first established in 1972. We have successfully transformed how we operate and are looking ahead to serve older people’s increasing needs in Bracknell Forest. We are not part of national Age UK, but work alongside them. In 2017/18, our income was £263,168, an increase on previous years.

What do we do and where do we do it?

We operate in Bracknell Forest in Berkshire, providing dementia-care day services, plus regular events to help combat social isolation. We provide a telephone helpline signposting callers to other services in the area.

Why are we looking for a new Trustee?

Our voluntary Treasurer is standing-down from the Board and we need new strategic contribution to the Board to assist our refreshed vision.

We are a charity not a business, but we apply business principles. We are looking for someone to bring their expertise and experience from a variety of backgrounds, including the business world, to our charity.


About the existing Board

There are three other voluntary Trustees, and we are actively recruiting more. Following a period of growth, diversification, and a recent away-day for the Board and senior staff, we want to ensure the organisation is equipped to provide and thrive for older people in the area.

What do you get as a volunteer Trustee of our organisation?

  • An opportunity to exercise your financial management skills and knowledge, possibly in a different environment or context
  • A chance to augment your experience of community charities
  • A boost to your career and CV, if needed
  • Satisfaction of helping vulnerable older people and giving something back to the community
  • Induction, training, support from us and other charity-support organisations

What do we get?

  • Your skills, experience and knowledge of financial management
  • Your abilities to help our charity grow in line with our strategic plans
  • Enhancement to our governance and the Board of Trustees
  • Your enthusiasm

How do I apply?

This appointment is being managed for us by involve Community Services, a charity-support organisation.
You will need to be eligible to be a charity Trustee & company Director, which we will explain.

Information for prospective Trustees, including a full Role Description and Person Specification can be obtained from the contact email shown. You can also arrange to have an informal discussion, without obligation.

Your CV or application will be read by Age Concern Bracknell Forest’s Trustees and an interview offered to exceptional candidates as soon as mutually-convenient.