Porchlight financial trustee (voluntary position)

We’re looking for someone with financial experience to join our board of trustees and make a real difference to the lives of homeless and vulnerable people in Kent.

We’re looking for someone with financial experience to join our board of trustees and make a real difference to the lives of homeless and vulnerable people in Kent.

We are interested in hearing from qualified accountants who also have experience of explaining financial information to others – something you will have to do to other Porchlight trustees and stakeholders. An understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship is also desirable.

This role is about helping the board of trustees to ensure Porchlight follows good practices in relation to its financial matters, and that it is acting in accordance with the Charities Act.

Porchlight has a long history of providing high quality support to homeless, vulnerable and isolated people. We’re working towards a future where homelessness and poverty are things of the past, and the most excluded are included. By volunteering your knowledge, skills and experience, you can help us make this vision a reality.

Our trustees are currently appointed on a voluntary basis and must be able to commit to at least three years in the role. Board meetings take place four times a year (in February, April, July and November). Trustees also have the opportunity to use their skillset to aid our work outside of these times. Applications from under-represented and minority groups (for example, people from black, Asian and ethnic minority communities) are particularly welcome.

You can read the full role description here.

Apply online

To apply for this position, please download and complete this application form and email it to cathybrown@porchlight.org.uk

If you would like an informal discussion about the position, please do not hesitate to call Mike Barrett, chief executive, on 01227 760078. If you would like to find out a little more about our day-to-day work, please contact Cathy Brown, PA to the chief executive on the same number