Charity Trustee - Finance Specialist
brain tumour research
  • Salary Unpaid role, expenses paid
  • Location Milton Keynes,Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes (Hybrid)
  • Job Type Voluntary
  • Category Finance , Governance / Management
  • Sectors Health
  • Job Reference : 165704_BT

Job Description

Charity Trustee - Finance Specialist

Intelligent, influential, and focused trustee wanted for game-changing yet embracing charity.

A powerful campaigning organisation, Brain Tumour Research is the leading voice of the brain tumour community in the UK. Unique and much needed, we are the only national charity focused on finding a cure for all types of brain tumours. Our work focuses on campaigning to increase the national investment in research into brain tumours to £35 million per year, while fundraising to create a network of seven sustainable Brain Tumour Research Centres of Excellence, across the UK.

Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, yet just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease since records began in 2002.  All of us at Brain Tumour Research are passionate about finding a cure for this devastating disease.    We are now looking to strengthen and complement our Board with the addition of a finance focussed Trustee to Chair the Investment and Finance & Risk sub-committee meetings.

The desired trustee should have the skills and experience to oversee the financial management and strategy of a charity. They will be responsible for ensuring that the charity's funds are used effectively and ethically, in line with its mission and vision and help set and monitor the charity's budget, financial policies, risk management, and investment decisions. The desired trustee will work closely with the CEO, the Director of Finance & Operations, and other trustees to ensure transparency and accountability in the charity's financial affairs. The ideal person will have a strong background in accounting, finance, or business, and ideally some knowledge of the charity sector and the regulatory framework that governs it.

The Board of Trustees plays a key role in the growth of the charity, setting the overall strategic direction and providing scrutiny to our processes and decisions as well as ensuring standards of governance are upheld.    This role is pro-bono with board meetings held three times a year in Milton Keynes and Sub-Committees held three times a year online. You will also be expected to attend the annual Board away day in person and be a member of the Investment and Finance Sub-Committees. In addition, Trustees are given the opportunity to work together through participation at our annual members and research workshops as well as receptions at our Research Centres and parliamentary events.   

Closing Date: Sunday 28th July 2024

We are looking for people who share our passion for finding a cure for brain tumours and who have the skills and experience to make a difference. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, cultures, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and ages. We believe that diversity enriches our organisation and helps us achieve our mission. We are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment where everyone can be themselves and contribute to our vision.