ECHO, a leading provider of services for people with disabilities living in Herefordshire, is seeking a Finance Trustee to join their board Board. As a Trustee you will be involved in the governance of the charity, setting the strategic direction as well as supporting the Chief Officer. Echo has recently gone through a period of change and this is an exciting time to be involved in setting the direction for the charity as we look to the future. With a new Chief Officer having recently joined us and our major lines of funding secured for the next few years, we are in a strong position as we consider how we continue to meet the ongoing and emerging needs of our participants as well as ensure the smooth and efficient running of the charity.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for a finance professional with excellent financial management and analysis skills. You will provide financial oversight and assist the strategic development of a growing organisation. With the position of Treasurer of the Board soon to become available, we are interested in hearing from candidates who would be keen to move into the role of Treasurer in the future.
To become a Trustee of Echo, you do not need to have experience in working with disabled people. The role would be suited to someone with or without previous board experience and presents a fantastic opportunity to not only share your knowledge and skills but learn from your fellow trustees and take part in the various events that Echo run. As inclusion is in everything we do at Echo, It is important to us to include our participants in every aspect of our charity and our board is no different. We aim to have a third of our Trustees to be people with disabilities, which makes our board a very accessible and supportive environment for everyone.
What difference will you make?
With 25 Projects and Social Activities, suitable for people with moderate or severe learning difficulties, mental health difficulties and physical or sensory impairments we aim to make a difference. By listening to the people we support, we run projects and social activities that reflect their needs and help ensure they are engaged in the community. The important work of our Board of Trustees truly enables Echo to continue making this difference to the lives of our 230 participants.
Time commitment and how to apply:
The board meets every quarter and you will also be on our finance subgroup which meets monthly. There is also an annual strategy day. Applications should be made via the TrusteeWorks team in the first instance. Please submit your CV along with a covering letter detailing what skills and experience you can bring to the board as well as addressing the following questions:
Why choose the voluntary sector?
Why Echo in particular?
As soon as Covid restrictions allow we would want board members to be able to commit to attending at least some meetings in person. Would this be possible for you?