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Volunteers are the life blood of foodbanks. Your skills could be just what we need.

Volunteers are the driving force behind foodbanks.  Our volunteers who work in Braintree, Great Notley, Sible Hedingham, Halstead and Witham commit over 1100 hours per week in supporting the Foodbank and our clients.  We want you to enjoy volunteering and there are lots of ways to get involved. Whatever role you choose, you will make a real difference to the life of someone in crisis.

For more information about each of these roles please contact Lee at [email protected] or telephone 01376 330694


Volunteer Finance Trustee

Due to Trustee retirement, Braintree Area Foodbank is looking for a new volunteer Finance Trustee. We are  looking for a candidate from a financial background, with experience of planning, preparing and monitoring budgets with expertise in the preparation of annual accounts. Support is availa

ble from a volunteer Treasurer along with additional support and guidance from the Board. If you are looking for a new volunteering role in a fast moving environment that directly supports those in poverty and makes a real difference then this could be the role for you.

Key duties and responsibilities: 

    • Review timesheets, run payroll including the maintenance of this system. Set up payments for travel and remuneration. This includes managing the Inland Revenue system and the pension scheme.
    • Monitor and manage our online finance management system, including updating our internal cash flow report.
    • Provide supporting financial information for grant applications. Including monitoring and maintaining records
    •  for related expenditure for grants received for inclusion in donor reports.
    • Review Charity savings including the investigation for new or renewable investments, with the completion of paperwork as necessary.
    • Prepare and present the annual budget for the Board of Trustees agreement.

Complete the SOFA, balance sheet and notes for inclusion in the TAR. This will include liasing with Trustees to support a Trustee commentary to sufficiently explain financial data.

  • Obtaining the acceptance of the TAR from Trustees and organise and attend meetings with the Independent Examiner.

How to apply

If you are interested in hearing more about the role and to apply please contact Lee Ranson, Charity Manager at [email protected]. Please include a brief summary of why you are interested in the role and why you feel you would be a great candidate and fit for the role. We are happy to receive CV’s if you have access to an up to date and relevant CV.

Volunteer Finance Trustee Job Description 2024


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