Guideposts is transforming and is looking for trustees to support our new leadership team

We think that having a board of trustees with a range of skills and backgrounds will help us to develop as an organisation and implement our strategic objectives.

We are currently recruiting a Treasurer to join our Board who can quickly get to grips with our current operating context in the charity sector and bring to the board financial leadership experience.

The Treasurer will mostly liaise with the Chief Executive and the Head of Finance and/or Management Accountant where appropriate. Our finance team will carry out day to day finance functions. In addition to the general responsibilities of a trustee, the duties of the Treasurer include the following.

  • Advising on the financial implications of our strategic plans
  • Oversee planning/budgeting processes in participation with the Board
  • Monitoring the financial standing of the charity
  • Overseeing our financial risk management processes
  • Keeping the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities

It is expected that you will be a qualified accountant with recent experience. An understanding of charity finance regulations would be an advantage.

But most important is your commitment and enthusiasm and the opportunity to give your own time to support our fantastic charity during its next phase of development.

What does being a Trustee involve?

Our Trustees have a really important role and are ultimately responsible for the organisation and management of Guideposts. Our CEO works closely with the Trustees to ensure strategy is effectively implemented by the operational leadership team.

The Board of Trustees appoints a Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary – these are the ‘official jobs’. However, all trustees have jobs to do to keep the charity running and to enable it to carry out its range of activities.

The Board of Trustees usually meets four to six times a year. Trustees are expected to attend these meetings. As well as these face-to-face meetings, the board communicates frequently by email and phone.

To find out a bit more about Guideposts please visit our website www.guideposts.org.uk where you can also find information about our board.

If you would like some more information about becoming a trustee please give Matthew Jones a call on 01993 893560 or email [email protected]