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Finance Trustee - EXPIRED

Job Title Finance Trustee - EXPIRED
Contract Type Contract
Location Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary Some out of pocket expenses reimbursed
Job Published 30 Sep 2016
Contact Name Volunteers Team
Contact Email

Job Description - EXPIRED

About Abbeyfield Newcastle

The Abbeyfield Newcastle Society is dedicated to enhance the lives of older people to allow them to play an important and unique role in the wider community. We give a high priority to the medical, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of older people to both develop a sense of community and companionship and reduce any potential feelings of isolation. Through caring, openness, honesty and respect, we enhance the quality of life for older people in our care.

We currently operate 2 Registered Care Homes and 1 Supported Living House.

Please note that this is a Part-time Volunteer position with no remuneration other than out of pocket expenses


We are currently looking for a Volunteer Trustee with particular skills in the areas of:

Financial Management

Trustee Job Description

Overall Purpose

The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, developing the organizations’ aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

Main Responsibilities

  • To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, organisation law, and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
  • Monitor the financial standing of the charity and reports to the Board regarding cash-flow forecasting, income streams, out-going expenses and the overarching strategic management of the organisation’s financial resources.
  • Oversee the charity’s financial risk-management process and report financial health to the board of trustees at regular intervals.
  • Liaising with external auditors on financial issues and ensuring that the organsiation’s finances are responsibly managed/invested for the betterment of the organisation’s work and for the beneficiaries it serves.
  • Ensure all strategic plans are financially appraised and budgets are aligned to both short-term and long-term objectives each year.
  • Oversee planning/budgeting processes in participation with the Board and constructively challenge where required.
  • To contribute actively to the board of trustees' role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets

Trustee Person Specification

  • Knowledge of charity SORP and impending changes.
  • Competent use of IT skills.
  • Proven ability to communicate and explain financial information to members of the Board and other stakeholders.
  • Analytical and evaluation skills, demonstrating good judgement.
  • Skills and experience in one or more areas of non-executive governance and management e.g. strategic planning, business management, financial/accountancy, understanding of HR issues, experience of Trusts or other grant giving bodies particularly fundraising and legal knowledge.

If interested please apply in the first instant with a full CV to:

Mrs Vee Wilkinson
Chair of the Executive Committee
The Abbeyfield Newcastle upon Tyne Society Limited
40 The Grove
Newcastle upon Tyne

Or by e-mail to :

Ref: EXPIRED - LF864 | Published: 30th Sep 2016