Finance Trustee

  • Job Reference: 00000442-1
  • Date posted: 28 May 2021
  • Recruiter: Bumblebee Conservation Trust
  • Location: Combination of remote working and teleconferencing and in-person meetings where practical
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Animals & Wildlife, Education/Training
  • Job type: Trustee
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

Role Summary:

This role is one of two Trustee positions on the Board providing oversight of the Trust’s finances and financial management.

The role involves:

  • Monitoring the financial standing of the charity.
  • Ensuring that the charity’s finances are managed responsibly.
  • Overseeing the reporting of the financial health of the charity to the Board of trusteesand of the charity’s financial risk-management process.
  • Providing general support and oversight for the effective running of the Trust as a memberof the Board of Trustees.


Main Responsibilities – in conjunction with the Chair of the Finance committee

Scrutiny of financial papers produced by the Head of Finance in the following areas:

Budgeting and strategic financial planning

  • Ensure that strategic plans are financially appraised and that implementation plans are aligned with budgets.
  • Provide constructive challenge to the annual and longer-term budget process.
  • Ensure transparency and accountability in resource allocation.


Management Reporting

  • Ensure that a high standard of management accounting is maintained.
  • Liaise with the Chair of the Finance committee to guide the Head of Finance in the preparation and production of high quality management accounts to the Board.


Statutory Financial Reporting

  • Ensure the finalisation of statutory financial accounts by the Head of Finance in line with charity regulations and statements of recommended practice and the completion of the external audit process. Assist fellow trustees to formally approve the Trustees’ Annual Report and Annual Accounts


Reserves Policy

  • Review the reserves policy.

 Keep the Board informed regularly of the free reserves position and advise on strategies for coping with changing circumstances 


  • Ensure that proper accounting records are kept, financial resources are controlled, invested and economically spent in line with governance, legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Attend finance committee meetings and support the Chair of the Finance Committee in reporting financial matters to the Board of trustees.


How to Apply

Please download the full Job description.

Your application should be sent by email to Sarah Burrows by the 30th of June 2021.

If you wish, the current Board Chair, Pete Hollingsworth would be happy to have an informal conversation with you about the role, what the Trust is looking for and what the Trust could offer you. Please contact Sarah Burrows to arrange this.


Submit the paperwork for application as follows:

  • A covering letter, outlining your reasons for wishing to join the Board, what you could contribute, and what you would hope to achieve as a Board member.
  • A brief CV, which should include the names and contact details of two people who could vouch for your abilities to serve on a Board and whom the Trust can contact, if necessary.
  • A brief biography (maximum 150 words) which could be circulated to trustees


The Bumblebee Conservation Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer. This means that when carrying out our work and in the employment of staff to undertake this work, we will seek to ensure accessibility and equity of treatment for all persons regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, marital status, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or economic status.