At Reach, we are committed to helping connect people like you with causes that really inspire them. Becoming a charity trustee could help you grow your skills and experience in a totally new environment and context.
Charities are always looking for trustees with professional qualifications, especially accountants and finance professionals. Charity boards have responsibility for financial management so your background can be key to advising and guiding fellow trustees on reporting, control systems, solvency and investments.
You may even want to take on the role of honorary treasurer, a unique kind of trustee with specific responsibility for finance. More than just a busman’s holiday, the role of an honorary treasurer is more varied and challenging than “just doing the books”.
Many trustees find working as part of a team hugely energising and satisfying. As a trustee you could help a charity improve people’s lives, change the environment or transform a community. Being a trustee can also build your network, broaden your experience or get you involved in something completely new. Learn more about being a trustee.
Our friendly team can suggest opportunities in some of the thousands of charities we support in London and throughout the UK. You can get to know the charity of your choice and make a real long-term difference as a financial trustee or treasurer.
Keith Owen registered with Reach hoping to take on a treasurer position; he shares his experience of the process and the positions he found:
Musical Keys Logo”When recently seeking voluntary treasurer positions, I set myself a maximum of two charities within 20 minutes’ drive of my home. I found two – each quite different and without a treasurer for some while – and joined them both.
“Both are expanding as both are successful at funding. I am developing simpler financial reporting for their boards, helping to cost bids and meeting their partners. As a former accountant, I am certainly not finding the work a busman’s holiday. In fact, quite the opposite!”
Keith is now the Honorary Treasurer for both The Magdalene Group and Musical Keys. Read more accountant to treasurer success stories below.
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Read a blog piece about what to expect when becoming a treasurer from Denise Fellows, CEO of the Honorary Treasurers’ Forum.
To search for treasurer roles visit our website.