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Treasurer/Finance Trustee

First listed: June 2023


Our HQ is at Martlesham Heath, Ipswich

Estimation of time needed: 8-12 hours / month

Closing date: 22/07/2024

Everyone has the opportunity to live in their community with support, dignity and purpose

  • Do you share this vision?

  • Are you passionate about supporting vulnerable people?


If the answer is yes, this role may be for you.

What could you bring to the Board of a multi-service charity giving people the stability, support and challenge they need to realise their full potential?

ACT has been operating for over 50 years across Suffolk and the surrounding areas. Originally providing supported housing for offenders upon their release from prison, our services have expanded to help an increasing number of vulnerable people within our community. Over time, we have expanded our services to help vulnerable people in the community in many different ways. We now have over 120 staff and more than 275 volunteers providing housing, safety, health & wellbeing services as well as giving people a voice. We operate across Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex and are governed by an amazing board of Trustees who also voluntarily give their time.


What are we looking for?

We are looking for a new Board member to act as Treasurer/Finance Trustee to maintain effective governance of the organisation’s financial affairs ensuring its financial viability and to help develop and oversee our current strategic plan as we navigate a challenging external environment. Whilst this role is a voluntary position, you’ll have the satisfaction of joining a dynamic organisation, passionate about making a lasting difference to lives and communities. We want someone who shares our vision and values.

We welcome applications from people with a wide range of skills, as well as lived experience of any of the issues our clients face, and we are particularly seeking people with these broad skill sets at this time:

  • Audit and/or Accountancy experience

  • A solid understanding of Charity Accounting practices

We are committed to ensuring that our Board remains diverse and reflects our workforce and the communities we serve, so we are keen to find candidates from a broad range of diverse backgrounds. A full induction and training programme will be provided, including being buddied up with an existing Trustee depending on your areas of interest and learning.

How to apply

Eastside People is supporting ACT in the recruitment of this role. For further information please download the Candidate Information Pack and submit your CV and a cover letter via the link to the application portal, indicating why you are interested in applying for this role and how you meet the selection criteria.


If you would like a call to discuss the role in more detail, please email Lucinda Shaw, to arrange a convenient time. Having a call of this kind will not influence the success or otherwise of your application.


The closing date for applications is 22nd July and longlisting interviews, held by Eastside People, will take place the following week. Interviews with ACT for shortlisted candidates will be held week beginning 29th July and successful candidates will be asked to attend a board meeting on 30th September as the final part of the recruitment process.


We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability, and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help make the application process work for you.

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