London, UK
07 Oct 2019
28 Oct 2019
Job role
Part time

Could you help shape the biggest organisation for girls and young women in the UK?

Girlguiding is looking for people with vision and commitment to join our Board of Trustees and help us fulfil our mission of empowering girls and young women. We’re recruiting for two trustees, one with financial expertise and one with risk-related expertise.

About the role

Our board sets our strategy and direction, holds us to account and ensures we are always working for the benefit of girls and young women. You will play a key role in contributing to the board’s work and decision making, overseeing Girlguiding’s activities and supporting us in living up to our mission. You will also sit on either our Audit and Risk Committee or our Finance Committee, helping set policies and making recommendations to the board.

This is not a paid role, but Girlguiding will cover all your reasonable expenses.

Who can apply?

In this round of recruitment, we’re looking for one person to sit on our Finance Committee, and one person to sit on our Audit and Risk Committee.

The Finance Committee member must have the following:

  • Qualified accountant (ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA) or other relevant financial qualification
  • Strategic financial skills, including
  •  the ability to critically assess financial viability and performance, and contribute to strategic financial planning
  •  the ability to oversee budgets, funding arrangements and efficient use of resources

The Audit and Risk Committee member should have at least one of the following:

  • Risk management and assurance skills
  • Ability to identify key risks to the charity, including legal and regulatory compliance
  • Experience of monitoring and developing assurance frameworks to manage organisational risk and compliance
  • Safeguarding experience
  • Experience of developing and implementing policies and processes to ensure the safety and welfare of young people
  • Knowledge of best practice, statutory regulation and guidance relating to safeguarding
  • Legal expertise

We welcome candidates of any gender (women, men or other gender identity) and from any background who think they can contribute as a trustee. We would like to particularly encourage those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, people belonging to minority religions and LGBT+ people to apply, to increase the diversity of the current board and bring fresh perspectives through their lived experience.

How much time do I need to give?

Trustees serve for three years, starting from 1 February 2020, and can be reappointed for one further term.  

The role will take up around 15-20 days a year, including reading time, four Board of Trustee meetings and four committee meetings each year. Some meetings will be at weekends.

How do I apply?

Download an application pack on our website via the apply button below.

This will give you lots more information about the role and how to apply.


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