Become a trustee of The Coventry Irish Societyand use your finance expertise to help our work with the most vulnerable members of the Irish Community in Coventry. Your contribution will strengthen our governance and will help us in our aim to provide a culturally sensitive service that gets the necessary help, support and advice to as many Irish people as possible.
The Coventry Irish Society was set up in response to a need to provide health and welfare services to some of the most vulnerable members of the Irish community in Coventry. Coventry Irish Society also acts as a ‘gateway’ that enables Coventry’s Irish community to access other mainstream services.
Responsibilities of the Finance Trustee
- To assist the strategic development of a growing organisation and provide financial oversight.
- Oversee the charity’s financial risk-management process.
- Ensure that the organisation’s finances are responsibly managed/invested for the betterment of the organisation’s work and for the beneficiaries it serves.
- Lead 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.
- Advising on the financial implications of the charity’s strategic plans and overseeing the charity’s financial risk-management process.
- Assist in the development and implementation of financial reserves, cost management and investment policies.
Skills and Qualities for the Finance Trustee
- A commitment to the vision and aims of Coventry Irish Society.
- Financial qualifications with proven commercial awareness and knowledge.
- Ability to communicate and explain financial information to members of the Board and other stakeholders.
- Strategic vision and good, independent judgement.
- An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
- Commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
- Knowledge of charity SORP and impending changes.
Time Commitment: To attend board meetings around 10 times per-year including our AGM. Also to attend our annual St. Patrick’s Day event and our Summer Ball, usually in June.
How to Apply
In order to apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter stating why you wish to join the organisation, what skills and experience you will bring to the board, directly addressing the person specification, and any other relevant information.
Applications should be made via TrusteeWorks in the first instance.