Remote
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Voluntary, 1 - 4 hours per month
Job description

 

The Good Faith Foundation’s (GFF) mission is to promote social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing people from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society.

The Story so far 

GFF was set up by the Good Faith Partnership LLP (GFP) as an independent organisation. GFP and GFF share a commitment to cross-sector working for the common good. GFP found its capacity to pursue particular projects limited as a result of it being a company. GFF was set up in order to meet the need for a charitable organisation committed to incubating and delivering cross-sector initiatives. GFF received charitable status in early 2020. We are seeking to fill two roles on the board: chair and treasurer. 

Responsibilities as a Trustee

  • Ensure that GFF complies with its governing document (its Articles of Association), safeguarding best practice, charity law, company law, and any other relevant legislation or regulations

  • Ensure that GFF pursues its objects as defined in its governing document

  • Ensure that GFF applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects, i.e., it must not spend money on activities which are not included in the objects, however worthwhile they may be

  • Contribute actively to the board of trustees' role in giving firm strategic direction to GFF, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets

  • Safeguard the good faith name and values of GFF 

  • Ensure the financial stability of the foundation

  • Protect and manage the property of GFF and to ensure that proper investment of GFF’s funds

Responsibilities of Treasurer

  • Overseeing, approving budgets, accounts and financial statements  

  • Ensuring the financial resources of the organisation meet its present and future needs  

  • Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate reserves policy 

  • Working with the officers to prepare quarterly financial reports to the board  

  • Working with the accountants to approve annual financial reports

  •  Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place  

  •  Advising on the financial implications of the organisation's strategic plans 

  •  Ensuring that there is no conflict between any donors held and the aims and objects of the charity  

  •  If external scrutiny of accounts is required, ensuring that the accounts are scrutinised in the manner required (independent examination or audit) and any recommendations are implemented 

  •  Keeping the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities  
     

Personal Qualities 

  • Exhibit strong interpersonal and relationship building abilities 

  • Preparedness to make unpopular recommendations to the board  

  • Demonstrate tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively 

  • Ability to foster and promote a collaborative working environment  

  • Ability to commit time to conduct the role well, including travel and attending events out of office hours

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of different world views and an ability to work collaboratively across difference

Experience

  • Financial qualifications and experience in charity reporting

  • Experience of preparing financial reports and working with or as part of a Board of Trustees 

  • Experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level 

Knowledge and skills  

  • Good understanding of financial controls

  • Ability to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences 

  • Ability to use relevant computer programmes (e.g. Excel and quickbooks)

  • Financial management expertise and a broad understanding of charity finance issues  

How to apply

As this is a voluntary role, we recognise that you may want to find out much more information about The Good Faith Foundation before you decide to spend your free time supporting us.  Therefore, if you have any questions and would like to have a chat with us beforehand, please email us, as we would be more than happy to discuss this further with you.

After the phone call or if you would like to apply straight away, please send over your CV and a short cover letter, answering the following questions: 

  • What social issue are you particularly passionate about? 

  • Why are you interested in this role and working with The Good Faith Foundation?

  • What skills and experience could you bring to the trustee board? 

The application deadline is 5 pm on 31st January 2022

 

 

Application resources
Application Instructions

Please send over your CV and a short cover letter, answering the following questions:

What social issue are you particularly passionate about?

Why are you interested in this role and working with The Good Faith Foundation?

What skills and experience could you bring to the trustee board?

The application deadline is 5 pm on 31st January 2022

Refreshed on: 15 January 2022
Closing date: 31 January 2022
Job ref: https://goodfaith.org.uk/careers
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