Chair of the Finance Committee

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  Published:  09 May 2018    |      1 minute read

Salary: Unremunerated (reasonable expenses will be covered)

Contract: Three year initial term

Location: Flexible, Board meetings are usually held in London

Closing date: 23:59 on Sunday 27 May 2018

Interview dates: w/c 25 June 2018

Friends of the Earth is one of the most influential environmental organisations in the UK. Among other achievements, we’ve played a major role in the development of the world’s first climate change laws and the rise in household recycling.

To ensure we’re best positioned to make a long-term, sustainable impact, we’re looking for a new Chair of our Finance Committee and Member of the Board of Trustees.

Being a member of the Friends of the Earth Trust Board is a highly rewarding experience and as Chair of Friends of the Earth Limited’s Finance Committee, you’ll play a vitally important role overseeing both our finances and our governance.

You’ll oversee the viability of new plans and proposals, as well as making sure that our financial affairs are legal and adhere to agreed good practice.

You’ll have a significant amount of experience in a senior finance role (ideally holding a relevant accounting qualification – ACA, ACCA or CIMA), as well as experience of board-level governance. You’ll also be able to use your strong interpersonal skills to communicate complex financial information to non-financial colleagues.

Additionally, you’ll have an interest in and commitment to Friends of the Earth’s values and environmental goals.

If you’re committed to our aims, keen to apply your skills at board level, have the right background and experience, and can attend meetings regularly, then please consider putting yourself forward.

Friends of the Earth is an equal opportunities organisation, which we want the Board to reflect. We’re especially keen to encourage applications from people currently under-represented in the environment movement, including black, Asian, and minority ethnic people, disabled people, LGBTQ people, and women in senior positions.

To apply, send your CV and a supporting statement (of no more that 500 words) to [email protected]. Further information is included in this Information Pack [PDF].