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Trustee vacancy – accountancy background

Opportunity description
We are looking to recruit a new trustee to the board with a background in accounting. As well as providing the generic role of a trustee, the trustee will also chair the Finance and Audit Committee and to provide expert advice on finance and compliance.

The role
The Bikeability Trust was established in 2017. It is in the process of taking over all central support for the national cycle training scheme Bikeability. The programme is funded by the government and has been very successful. This transition will be complete by the autumn of 2018.

We have a vacancy for a trustee with expertise in accountancy, the previous trustee having stepped into the role of director of finance and compliance for the trust. You will join a board of seven trustees, with expertise in health, local government, road safety, law, marketing, sport, child psychology. We are also recruiting for a trustee with a background in primary and secondary school education concurrently with the recruitment of this trustee post.

What impact the opportunity will have
One of the most important tasks for The Bikeability Trust is to make sure that Bikeability achieves the best possible outcomes for the money invested in it.
This is an opportunity to make a real difference to a programme which is delivered to schools, in school time. The challenge is make schools and children feel that it is for them and not being done to them.

Time commitment
The term of office for a Trustee is three years.
Attending quarterly board meetings, usually in London, lasting approx 3 hours.
Chairing the Finance and Audit committee, which meets quarterly, lasting approximately 2 hours.
In between meetings, trustees help the executive of the charity, either directly or via the chair of trustees.

Your application
Please supply us with 100 words on why you would be interested to apply for this trustee role, and provide us with the names of two referees.

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