• Advertised from 11th January 2021


We are Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity

Enable | Empower | Thrive

Young people are at the heart of everything we do. Our ambitious, innovative and impactful projects enable children and young people, from Armed Forces communities across Scotland, to develop in confidence, find their own voice and speak up for what they feel most passionate about. What’s more, our services support children and young people to realise their potential and explore a wide range of positive futures. Our charity also awards grant funding to Armed Forces families and now, more than ever, we remain passionate and committed to supporting families living through considerable crisis as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. This is your opportunity to join our charity as a Trustee, and we are looking for your passion, commitment and drive to support Armed Forces children and their families thrive across Scotland, during an exciting period of organisational change and development in services.

About the role

We are looking for Trustees who share our vision and values and who have the energy, integrity, passion and skills to drive forward a successful and dynamic future for our charity. Our Trustees are volunteers, who are responsible for the strategic direction of the charity’s services, business plan and organisational policies as well as monitoring the performance of the CEO and team. Our Board of Directors meet four times a year and consists of up to nine members. Our Treasurer, alongside the aforementioned Trustee responsibilities, will be responsible for overseeing many of the charity’s financial operations and, therefore, this role requires specific experience and competencies. For instance, you will have achieved Chartered Accountant status and be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of charity finance and fundraising.

The main duties of the role include:

• Overseeing the financial affairs of the charity, ensuring that they are legal, constitutional and within accounting good practice.

• Ensuring proper records are kept and stored in accordance with good practice and that control measures are effectively managed.

• Monitoring and providing reports with regard to the financial health of the charity.

• Overseeing the production of financial reports, returns, accounts and audits.

We warmly encourage applications from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences, and we are particularly keen in candidates with knowledge and expertise within children’s social care, young people’s mental health and wellbeing as well as children’s rights. As a military charity, it is also important that we strive to ensure those who have served or have gained considerable experience working within the veterans sector are reflected within our Board of Directors.

Application notes

Thank you for your consideration in becoming Trustee Treasurer with our charity and we hope you feel inspired to join us as we start taking our ambitious new plans forward to support Armed Forces Children across Scotland. If this sounds like the perfect role for you, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please download our application pack: rcet.org.uk/rcet-seeking-new-treasurer

Please note, applications will close on Wednesday 20 January 2021 and interviews will be held, via Zoom on Wednesday 27 January 2021.

Please view our five year Strategic Plan and Impact Report: bit.ly/38f2tRA

For further information, or an informal chat about our charity, please contact Laura Falconer, Chief Executive: ceo@rcet.org.uk