Finance and Audit Committee Member

Voluntary unpaid
05 Nov 2018
30 Nov 2018
GFS 9142
Children and Youth
Hours per month
1 to 10 hours
Long Term

Established in 1875 Girls Friendly Society (GFS) is one of the oldest UK registered charities working to support girls and young women.

We support girls and young women through the difficult transitions from childhood to adolescence to young adulthood by providing opportunities for them to have fun, make friends and develop their understanding about themselves and the world around them to enable them to fulfil their potential and live as independent women.

Our staff of 20 and national network of more than 160 trained volunteers deliver a gender-specific variety of activities, services and support to girls and young women in a safe, single gender, non-judgmental environment throughout England and Wales designed to:

  • Build confidence, self-esteem, wellbeing and resilience
  • Create support networks and foster friendship
  • Develop healthy life coping and decision-making skills

We provide guidance, advice and information about a number of topics, issues and themes including friendship, healthy living, positive relationships, happiness and independent living.

We also support and promote campaigns addressing issues affecting girls and young women such as sexualisation, abusive relationships, discrimination, everyday sexism and the lack of equality in the workplace. 

We are recruiting for a new member of our Finance and Audit Committee. The Finance and Audit Committee is a sub-committee of the Board of Trustees, and is responsible for scrutinising the financial performance and management of the charity. The committee also provides support to the Treasurer, Executive Director and other key staff in preparing for the charity’s annual audit of accounts.

We are looking for someone with demonstrable knowledge and experience of financial management and/or audit, ideally gained through significant professional experience and relevant qualifications such as the ACA. You will have sound judgement, attention to detail and the ability to challenge fairly and robustly when required. In addition to these specific skills, we are also seeking someone who can relate to the overarching principles of our work, and who is passionate about supporting girls and young women to fulfill their potential.

The time commitment is currently four meetings per year (subject to change by mutual agreement of committee members) and applicants should demonstrate a willingness to engage with committee business as might be required between meetings.

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter (no more than two sides of A4), detailing your experience and the qualities you feel you would bring to GFS as a member of the Finance and Audit Committee, to

Application deadline: 9.00am, Friday 30 November 2018

Interviews to be held in central London (zone 1) week commencing 10 December 2018.

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