We’re looking for a new Chair of the Finance Committee

Could you bring your financial expertise to Girlguiding? Closes 11 March 2019.

It’s a really exciting time to join us.

With more than 400,000 members and 110,000 volunteers, we are the largest charity dedicated to girls and young women in the UK. We’re now looking for a Chair of Finance Committee to support our growth, by overseeing our financial affairs on behalf of the trustees.

About the role

In this volunteer role, you’ll play a key role in advising the Board of Trustees on financial strategy and management issues relevant to the Girlguiding movement. You will oversee the financial affairs of the charity on behalf of the trustees and ensure that it complies with all the legal, constitutional and financial requirements and best practice.

The role includes:

  • Holding the title of Treasurer to reflect the Royal Charter.
  • Working in partnership with staff and trustees to ensure sound financial planning.

Find out more in the application pack

How much time do I need to give?

The appointment is for three years from 1 July 2019 and is eligible for reappointment for one further term.

You’ll attend four Board of Trustee and Finance Committee meetings each year, plus further relevant meetings. Our meetings are often held at weekends.

Who can apply?

You’ll be a Qualified Accountant with experience of finance strategy within the not-for-profit sector. You’ll also have experience of chairing well-managed and inclusive meetings, making sure all members’ views are heard.

Please note Girlguiding employees cannot apply for this position.

How do I apply?

If you’re interested in becoming the Chair of the Finance Committee and have the skills and experience to support and help further develop our organisation, upload a supporting statement and CV online here. The documents should be: 

• A supporting statement illustrating your fit for this role against the criteria and experience sought, and crucially, your motivation for applying for the role (up to two sides of A4)

• A current comprehensive CV, including details of two referees (who will of course not be contacted without your prior knowledge and consent)

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