Could you bring your skills and expertise to the Glass Door Board and help deepen our impact? Glass Door is looking for a new Finance Trustee to support the Board with finance expertise.

APPLY BY 31 JANUARY 2022. 

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What will you be doing?

Within the Board of Trustees, you will join the Treasurer in taking the lead on all financial matters pertaining to the Charity. As a Board member, you will have a full overview of all of Glass Door’s operations and be an integral part of directing the Charity’s future.

The Charity has a strong internal finance team, with a Head of Finance & Resources, a Finance
Assistant and an external bookkeeper, who also runs payroll. The Trustee is not involved in the day
to day activities (bar releasing payment runs) but is required to fully understand what is happening and know the position of the Charity. 

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone willing to bring energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the role, and
who will broaden the diversity of thinking on our Board. You will have:

  • Financial qualification (ACA, ACCA) and a minimum of 5 years PQE.
  • No restrictions (eg from current employer) from being a bank signatory for the Charity.
  • Experience of running a SME or a charity’s finances and understand the breadth of the P&L and B/S accounts.
  • Experience of Charity accounting an advantage.
  • Willingness and ability to understand and accept the responsibilities and liabilities as Trustees, to act in the best interests of the Charity and to abide by the charity's Code of Conduct.
  • An ability to think creatively and strategically, exercise good, independent judgement and work effectively and collaboratively as a Board member and with the staff.
  • Effective communication skills and willingness to participate actively in discussion.
  • A strong personal commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life selflessness, integrity, objectivity,
    accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
  • Willingness to bring new ideas and work as part of the Trustee body in line with the vision and ethos of Glass Door.

Glass Door values diversity, promotes equality and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experiences of homelessness.

Although Glass Door services often take place within churches or church-owned properties, please note individuals with connections to a variety of faiths or none work for, volunteer at, and use the services of Glass Door.

For more information, please see Finance Trustee, Glass Door Homeless Charity | Reach Volunteering .

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