Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
N/A Though out of pocket expenses will be paid.
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Job description

We are looking for someone:

  • who has a genuine interest in, and enthusiasm for the work of a Care Home
  • who has a professional accountancy qualification, but this is not essential if you have other appropriate experience.

Some knowledge of, or interst in, the Religious Society of Friends (Quiakers)  and it's ethos would be helpful.

Experience of charity finance specifically would be desirable as would experience of the care sector. 

We encourage applicants who can:

  • Support trustees in understanding the financial position of the charity and the financial implications of decisions they are making, in particular; monitor the organisation’s income and expenditure position and in conjunction with our Finance Manager present accessible reports at least quarterly to ensure board members understand the accounts and implications. with the rest of the board for the governance of the organisation.
  • Exercise oversight of and contributing to the preparation of the annual budget
  • Ensure that the organisation has an appropriate reserves policy and a realistic budget that meets the services’ needs. 
  • Keep the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities
  • Work with Board and Senior Management Team to give information and advice on financial matters.
  • Explain complex financial information in an accessible way
  • Make sometimes unpopular recommendations to the board
  • Be available to staff for advice and enquires on an ad hoc basis

 The volunteer should have:

  • Financial experience at a senior level
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A sound understanding of balance sheets, profit and loss accounts and budgets
  • The ability to explain complex financial information to non-specialists in an accessible way
  • Good team-working skills
  • The ability to think strategically about the organisation within it's competitive setting


In addition, as a trustee, you will help to ensure that:

  • the Home has a clear strategy, and that its work and goals are in line with its vision and values
  • physical assets are safeguarded – including property
  • non-physical assets are safeguarded – in particular its reputation 
  • resources are used effectively and efficiently and the Home is run sustainably
  • the Home provides a safe environment for its residents and adheres fully to safeguarding requirements
  • the Home operates within its regulatory and inspection frameworks
  • staff are managed fairly and considerately, and that HR policies and practices support such an approach
  • the home is managed effectively, through advising and supporting and challenging senior managers

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds one who can work as part of a Trustee team and help to ensure that

Requirements/Practical Considerations

The position is unpaid, but reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
Trustees are required to attend board meetings once every two months, at Jordans Meeting House in Buckinghamshire, and to visit the home on a reasonably regular basis.

As Treasurer you will be appointed for an initial term of 3 years, and will be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term (maximum 6 years).

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Swarthmore Care home

Swarthmore Housing Society Ltd is an independent 40 bedded Care Home, established for over 70 years, set in beautiful landscaped gardens in Ger... Read more

Refreshed on: 03 June 2020
Closing date: 17 July 2020
Job ref: Treasurer Trustee
Tags: Social Care/Development, Trustees

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