Treasurer & Chair of Trustees @ Charity Supporting Armed Forces Families

Accounting for International Development
Pro bono
Closing date
30 Jul 2021
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Our partner, set up by two mothers whose sons were both injured whilst serving in Afghanistan, provides peer support to the Armed Forces community, putting families in touch face-to-face, or virtually, with others in similar situations.

They are looking to appoint two new Trustees to take up the roles of Treasurer and Chair of Trustees, who can use their skills and experience to build on a foundation of excellence, ensure sustainability and grow the charity.


The Treasurer's duties include the following:

  • Chair the Finance Sub-Committee, which meets four times per year, prior to the Board meeting.
  • Ensure the organisation operates within the financial guidelines, set out in current legislation by the Charity Commission, in the Charity’s constitution and by the Board.
  • Ensure they have adequate financial and internal controls, and ensure these are monitored regularly.
  • Identify and bring to the attention of the Board any financial risks facing the Charity.
  • Ensure that the Charity’s financial resources are sufficient to meet the current and future needs and to advise the Board on the Board's reserves policy, which is to be reviewed and monitored regularly.
  • In conjunction with the Director, arrange the compilation and agreement of both the Trustees’ annual review and the annual report of accounts by the independent examiner.

Chair of Trustees

The duties of the Chair of the Board of Trustees include the following:

  • Providing leadership to the organisation and the Board, by ensuring that the Board operates within its charitable objectives and provides a clear strategic direction for the Charity.
  • Ensuring that the Board is able to regularly review major risks and associated opportunities, and satisfy itself that systems are in place to take advantage of opportunities and manage and mitigate the risks.
  • Ensuring that the Board fulfils its duties to ensure the sound financial health of the Charity, with systems in place to ensure financial accountability.
  • Chairing meetings of the Board of Trustees effectively and efficiently, bringing impartiality and objectivity to the decision-making process.
  • Ensuring regular contact with the Director to maintain an overview of the Charity’s affairs and building a strong and effective working relationship with them. Ensuring they are held to account for achieving agreed strategic objectives.
  • Representing the organisation at functions and meetings and acting as a spokesperson as appropriate.

The charity is based in Aldershot, Hampshire, and Board meetings are either held in Aldershot, or London, four times a year. Currently meetings are being held virtually, due to Covid-19, and some remote attendance will be possible post-pandemic. These roles are voluntary, but all reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Please note that these are voluntary positions and therefore unremunerated. 


For more Trustee/Treasurer opportunities, please visit the AfID website.


Accounting for International Development (AfID) offers every type of accountant, from anywhere in the world the opportunity to use their skills to support a broad range of non-profit organisations globally. Volunteer assignments of between 2 weeks and 12 months, &/or longer permanent placements, form part of our ongoing strategy to build the financial management capacity of charities in over 50 countries. 

AfID have now arranged assignments for over 1000 accountants from over 50 countries, providing over 250,000 hours of one to one support to more than 500 non-profit partners.

Our partners, which are a blend of international charities and grassroot NGOs, such as street child centres, hospitals, micro-finance institutions, conservation projects, women’s empowerment programmes and schools, are all doing amazing work to tackle extreme poverty and inequality but due to limited resources are unable to access vital financial management training.

The main focus of all AfID assignments is to develop the skills, confidence and potential of local people, enabling organisations to ultimately have the financial management capacity they need to deliver more sustainable programmes to their many beneficiaries, whilst maintaining good relations with their donors. Volunteers could be budgeting with a street child centre in Kampala (Uganda), coaching a hospital bookkeeper in Kigali (Rwanda) or financial reporting for a primary school in Kathmandu (Nepal).

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55 North Cross Road
East Dulwich
Greater London
SE22 9ET
United Kingdom

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