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Finance Lead and Treasurer

London, Greater London (On-site)
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Job description

Are you passionate about providing a world where every child can learn grow and flourish? Are you looking for an opportunity to help you grow your leadership skills? 

What will you be doing?

Our current Treasurer will complete their service as a trustee in March 2025. We are looking to appoint a new Trustee with demonstrable experience of strategic financial leadership, and ideally a professional background in accountancy, who can help to fulfil this role. 

The Finance Lead  will chair our Finance Committee and oversee our financial strategy, including the audit process and the  production of our Annual Report and Accounts. 

What are we looking for?


  • Commitment to the mission and ethos of the Winch 
  • It is important that ALL our Trustees share the charity’s values, including our commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
  • Demonstrable ability to operate strategically 
  • Ability to work well in a team and through consensus
  • Great communications and leadership skills 
  • Understanding of the responsibilities of a trustee 
  • A strong interest in and commitment to the wellbeing of children and young people 
  • Able to commit the time needed to fulfil the duties of a trustee 
  • Networks which they are willing to access to advance the mission of the Winch


  • Previous experience of working to or with a governance Board

Further information

This is a voluntary role. The time commitment includes the following on average:

  • Prepare for and attend at least four full Board meetings a year 
  • Prepare for and attend an annual away day or two half-days
  • Prepare for and attend occasional meetings or contribute to time-limited trustee working groups 
  • Be available for advice and support to the executive team on specific issues in which a trustee has particular expertise

As well as the full Board, we have a Finance Committee and an HR & Governance Committee, which you would be welcome to join should you be successful in your application. Both committees meet four times a year.

Trustees are also encouraged to spend time engaging with the work of the Winch. 

All trustees are required to complete an enhanced DBS check and a Fit and Proper Person check.

What difference will you make?

Your life experience, knowledge, and skills are invaluable to ensure that we can continue to fulfil our mission.

As a trustee, you'll play a crucial role within The Winch team by:

  • Setting our direction and purpose
  • Promoting and consistently acting in the best interests of our charity
  • Facilitating connections with our communities
  • Providing support to our dedicated staff who manage and run the charity

What we’re looking for

When recruiting trustees, we are looking for those who are:

  • Able to represent and speak for the Winch
  • Able to offer constructive challenges and think creatively
  • Passionate and committed to our mission, vision and values

Before you apply

How to apply

Please apply through Reach in the first instance. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete our additional application form.

Please ensure that your application is submitted by 9 am on Monday, 27th May. If you encounter any difficulties or have questions regarding the submission process.

Time frame

Either: 11th June between 4-7pm or1 7th June between 4-7pm or 19th June between 4-7pm.

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Reach Volunteering View profile Company size Size: 6 - 10
Posted on: 10 May 2024
Closed date: 27 May 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: J96495
Tags: Finance, Trustees, Governance

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