Job title: Treasurer (Board of Trustees)
Time commitment: approx 5-8 days per year
Remuneration: pro bono
Location: London (with online access to meetings)
About The Advocacy Project
We help marginalised and vulnerable people make effective choices about what happens in their lives. We also support them to speak up and help improve important services we all need. We want to make sure people across all age and care groups – including learning disability and mental health – can:
- voice their concerns
- understand their rights
- make effective choices about what happens in their lives
We do this through advocacy services which support people individually, and user involvement projects that help organisations improve the services they offer.
About the role
The Advocacy Project is looking for a new trustee with considerable professional experience in finance to become Treasurer of the Board of Trustees. This role represents a fantastic opportunity for experienced professionals who want to be part of an organisation with a mission to support people with learning disabilities, people with mental health issues or older people to say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need.
As a member of our Board of Trustees, you will have enormous influence over the success of our charity. With your fellow trustees, you will shape our long-term strategy and be guardians of our vision, mission and values. You will make sure we are led and managed effectively, take the well-being of our service-users, employees and volunteers seriously and are accountable to our stakeholders.
As well as embracing our aims and values, you must have a good understanding of charity governance issues and the ability to demonstrate understanding of the trustee role from a non-executive perspective. We will need in-depth knowledge of finance and audit, preferably from the perspective of charity regulation and management. On a personal level you will bring strategic leadership expertise, networking capabilities and relationship building skills.
The likely time commitment for the role will be 5-8 days per year which include four Board meetings of about three hours each, one Board away-day plus relevant committee meetings. This role will take time and commitment and, you will be influencing the steps we take to help build a better world.
How to apply
Upload a comprehensive CV or extended biography, plus a supporting statement which:
- addresses the points in the person specification
- lists any other directorships or trusteeships you currently hold (if not included in your CV)
- includes the name and phone number for two referees (we won’t contact them without your permission)
If you have any questions, please contact Judith Davey on