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Volunteer Finance Trustee for Youth Charity

Ignite Life


Posted over 30 days ago...

Ignite Life support disadvantaged and/or marginalised young people and families to overcome adversity. We are looking to recruit an additional trustee who will offer a range of finance skills and expertise.


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Bristol, BS15 4FW

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Ignite Life offer bespoke support services to disadvantaged and/or marginalised young people and families who face barriers in their lives. Ignite provides three core services which work collaboratively to reduce the inequalities disadvantaged young people and families face holistically by creating accessible mental health care for all, reducing the educational gap, providing economic support, and reducing social isolation. Our three main services include mentoring, counselling, and food support. Ignite currently has a board of 6 trustees, each which bring unique skills and expertise to their role. However, we are looking to recruit an additional trustee who will bring finance skills and expertise to our board to support the financial decision making and forecasting along with the overall governance of the charity. Also, supporting with monthly payroll (of 1 member of staff) and authorising payments.  Our trustee responsibilities include a minimum of meeting 4 times per year to discuss the current position of the charity and any potential structural changes and decisions. We also welcome any other involvement from the trustees where available.  We welcome applications from those who have specifically had lived experiences of the challenges we support to be able to better guide the charity through responsible decision making which will reflect the needs of our service users. 

What are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have: 

At least three years experience in the financial industry, a huge bonus if this involves working or volunteering in the charity sector Compassionate about supporting young people reaching their potential  Great communication, minimum requirement is 4 annual meetings 

What difference will you make?

Ignite Life is able to have a huge positive impact on the lives of many young people and families in our community. Joining our trustee board will allow you to be part of a team who make a real difference on the lives of many and specifically support a small and growing charity with their finances.  As part of our board you will support and shape our charities direction and help us to achieve our main goals and charitable activities. 


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