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Trustee & Chair of Finance Committee - Remote

Mental Health Concern.
Voluntary - any travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Closing date
23 Jan 2022
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Job Details

We are looking for a trustee to both join the Board and be the Chair of the Finance Committee.

The successful candidate will have in-depth experience of financial issues, demonstrate knowledge of charity finance requirements, and play a key role in board discussions on complex financial matters.

The Chair of the Finance Committee has a crucial role in our financial stewardship, as we invest in significant change and respond to changes to our funding landscape and embark on the roll-out of our 'Shaping our Future' strategy.

You will oversee the financial leadership of the charity, on behalf of the board of trustees, to ensure its short- and long-term viability and assist the chair, trustees and the senior executive team in ensuring that the board fulfils its duties and responsibilities for the proper financial governance of the charity.

You will work closely with the Chief Finance Officer, who is supported by a Finance Director and a team of 10 colleagues who deliver a high performing finance function.

About you

We would love to hear from you if you possess the following:

  • Are a qualified professional with several years of financial/commercial expertise at a senior level, and a detailed knowledge/understanding of charity governance and finance, including the Charities SORP.
  • Able to ensure that the charity operates within the financial guidelines set out in current legislation, with appropriate accounting procedures and financial controls in place, and that these are monitored and reviewed regularly.
  • Able to scrutinise the proposed annual budget, management accounts, performance against budget, cash flow, and use of reserves, and advise and guide the board accordingly.
  • Be a source of financial advice to the trustees and a sounding board for senior colleagues within the organisation
  • A commitment to work in the best interests of Mental Health Concern and Insight IAPT, our service users, and colleagues at all times
  • Able to identify with and share our purpose, mission and values.

You will be required to attend all meetings of the board and committees on a regular basis, ensuring that notice and apologies are given when necessary. This includes 6 board meetings per year, virtual or face-to-face, in addition to virtual committee meetings. Any travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Further background and details are available in a recruitment pack on our website. 

To apply, please email a CV and cover letter detailing what attracts you to the role and what skills & experience you can bring to

Closing date is 11.59pm on Sunday 23rd January.

We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from underrepresented communities.


Mental Health Concern provide a wide range of services in the North East of England, including dementia nursing care, social prescribing, supported housing, 24-hour specialist adult care, dementia respite care, and community wellbeing groups.

Mental Health Concern is the parent organisations of Insight IAPT. Insight IAPT provide free NHS talking therapies for adults, to help with common issues like low mood, stress, and anxiety. We passionately believe in increasing access to psychological therapies that work. That people should be able to access these treatments as quickly as possible when they need them and that the people who provide them should be well trained and supported.

Everything we do is driven by our organisational values of innovation, compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence. They underpin every decision we make and package of care we offer.

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