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Finance Trustee Walsingham Support

Are you committed to ensuring people with disabilities lead full and happy lives and are supported to achieve their goals and dreams? If so, join Walsingham Support as a finance trustee as we enter a new exciting chapter.

  • Location: National
  • Salary: Voluntary
  • Closing date: CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS

Who we are

Walsingham Support is a national charity supporting individuals with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs across England and Wales. We put people at the heart of what we do, from the people we support and their families to our incredible staff.

The social care sector provides dedicated support to vulnerable individuals through a funding model that allows for very narrow profit margins. The operating environment is extremely challenging with high levels of staff turnover, recruitment challenges and poor levels of funding; all heightened by the cost-of-living crisis. Walsingham Support is affected by these factors but also faces challenges unique to us as an organisation including systems and processes that do not meet the needs of the business and legacy issues from mergers and acquisitions. We have an ambitious and pacy transformation plan that we are already making progress against.

About the role

Walsingham Support is seeking a Finance Trustee to chair the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. The ideal candidate should be a qualified accountant with extensive financial skills, commercial acumen, and experience in financial risk management at board level. Additionally, you should have excellent financial communication skills with a coaching and collaborative approach, a good understanding of charity finance and be able to provide strategic finance support aligned with the organisation’s values. Having a good grasp of relevant financial legislation related to governance and previous trustee experience or experience chairing a committee is desirable.

We have a new executive team who are all highly skilled and committed to developing and implementing a new strategic plan for the growth of the organisation; we need the expertise of a finance trustee to support this exciting journey.

As a new trustee, you join us at a time when a real focus is on the organisation’s long-term sustainability. Your contribution to the development of our new strategy will help us become financially sustainable, deliver outstanding services to the people we support, and make Walsingham Support a great place to work.  Our aim is to develop this strategy with the involvement of the individuals we support, as they are the heart of our organisation.

Who we are looking for

You will work closely with the Director of Finance and Commercial, and be responsible for providing professional, thoughtful, coaching and strategic support to the executive team, holding them accountable while working collaboratively.

As a trustee, you will also be required to commit to more than one (1) day a month, attending six (6) board meetings and four (4) committee meetings a year.

Above all else you will be intrinsically values-driven and committed to enabling more individuals we support to live their lives to the full.

This is a role that offers you real scope, challenge, and reward.


For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Lucy Mavers | lucy@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07947 935068

Rachel Davies | rachel@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07961 208037

Lucy Mavers Head of Not-for-Profit Practice Peridot Partners

If you would like to know more about this role please contact Lucy Mavers

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Welcome from the Chair and CEO

We invite you to consider an exciting opportunity to become part of Walsingham Support as a Finance Trustee. Our organisation provides high-quality support services that empower individuals with learning disabilities and autism. By joining us as a Finance Trustee, you will be a critical part of ensuring that our services are sustainable and evolve to meet the changing needs of future generations.

We are searching for a driven and experienced Finance Trustee who shares our passion for making a meaningful difference in people’s lives. As a member of our board, you will work alongside other trustees and senior management to ensure that Walsingham Support remains financially sustainable and continues to deliver exceptional care and support.

If you are excited about this new challenge and the possibility of joining our team, we encourage you to apply for this fulfilling role. We look forward to hearing more about how you can support us in assisting more people with learning disabilities.

Robert Longley-Cook
Chair

Holly Spiers
CEO Walsingham Support


For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Lucy Mavers | lucy@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07947 935068

Rachel Davies | rachel@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07961 208037

About Walsingham Support

Walsingham Support is a charity that has been supporting individuals with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs across England and Wales. We pride ourselves on putting the individuals we support at the centre of everything that we do enabling us to deliver truly person-centred support solutions that provide independence and happiness.

Our Ambition

We seek an equal and diverse society, in which people with disabilities are citizens in their own right, who are supported to be happy and reach their full potential.

Our Values

Our values underpin our ambition – as an organisation, we are:

Passionate

We ensure people are at the heart of everything we do and good quality drives us in ensuring that we impact positively on individuals’ lives.

Supportive

We recognise, appreciate and celebrate what everyone contributes and achieves.

Progressive

We embrace innovation, positive risk-taking and new ideas alongside making the best use of our skills, knowledge, experience and partnerships as we continuously develop and improve.

Genuine

We value difference in everyone and are open, honest, and respectful in our engagement and communication.

Our Services

We provide personalised services including supported living, residential care and transition support. Our support is tailored to the needs of the individuals we support and designed to improve life skills, strengthen relationships and encourage personal choices.

We enable each individual to develop the abilities they need to move on to the next stage in their lives, all the while ensuring their support constantly evolves and adapts around them to meet their changing needs and goals.

We focus on nurturing equal opportunities for the individuals we support within the local community through community activities, education and skills development, volunteering and supported employment.

The Participation & Involvement Group

The individuals we support are at the centre of what we do and the Participation & Involvement Group consists of individuals we support across England and Wales. This group meets monthly to discuss issues important to them, involving their support workers, family and friends. We also hold monthly town hall meetings and we encourage people we support to share their experiences and stories.


For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Lucy Mavers | lucy@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07947 935068

Rachel Davies | rachel@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07961 208037

Accessibility information

We understand that different members of the community have different access needs, and have made some modifications to the way we do business in order to accommodate people from diverse communities and abilities.

We offer the following amenities:

  • Step-free access to the building, all key meeting rooms and bathrooms, and an accessible workstation
  • Accessibility dogs are welcome
  • Interviews can be held in meeting rooms that support hearing loops
  • Papers and materials can be presented in different formats
  • A sign language interpreter can be accessed for interviews
  • Working patterns and locations can be adjusted

Applicants with a disability are invited to contact us in confidence at any point during the recruitment process to discuss steps that could be taken to overcome operational difficulties presented by the role, or if any adjustments or support are required regarding the recruitment process.

 


For further information or to organise a conversation, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Lucy Mavers | lucy@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07947 935068

Rachel Davies | rachel@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07961 208037

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    For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

    Lucy Mavers | lucy@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07947 935068

    Rachel Davies | rachel@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07961 208037

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    Applicants with a disability are invited to contact us in confidence at any point during the recruitment process to discuss steps that could be taken to overcome operational difficulties presented by the role, or if any adjustments or support are required regarding the recruitment process.

    We encourage applications from disabled candidates under the Disability Confident Scheme.

    Timetable

    Closing date: 9 a.m. Tuesday 29th August 2023
    Candidates informed of outcome: Tuesday 5th September 2023
    Informal Service User/Trustee/SLT discussions (virtual): Friday 15th September 2023 (12 p.m. to 3 p.m.)
    Interviews (in-person): Monday 25th September 2023


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