2017 Trustee Elections

Passionate about charity finance? If you have clear ideas about how charity finance and support for charities should be developed, why not put yourself forward to become a Trustee of CFG?

Get involved in shaping CFG

Charity Finance Group is growing. Our influence and reputation is increasing each year reflecting the increasingly high regard in which effective financial management and leadership is held. Having a strong and engaged Board is vital to this growth and success.

We will have three positions available in the coming election as Ian Theodoreson, Diane Bassett and Kevin Barnes come to the end of their maximum two terms of three years; the fourth is an appointed position which we will recruit later in the year. The elected Trustees are drawn from across our membership. Click to see our current Board, and for further information on how we are governed.

What are we looking for?

We are keen to entice members for our Board who match some or more of our list of ‘must-have’ skills and experiences.

Background and experience:

- Larger charity (£50m+)
- An established or emerging finance leader (title could be anything from CEO to aspiring CEOs of the future)
- Campaign/lobbying/influencing experience
- From any discipline within a member charity such as HR, Governance, IT, Business Development etc
- Interest in becoming an office holder (Chair, Deputy Chair or Treasurer)

Skills and understanding:

- Ambitious for CFG’s position as a leading voice in charity finance
- Open minded and happy to listen, challenge (exec and fellow board members) and offer opinions
- Brave and committed.


You don’t have to be a senior finance person to be eligible to become one of our Trustees, you just have to be able to demonstrate how you match the ‘What we are looking for?’ section above along with the essential criteria listed in the Person Specification (see role description below). We’re particularly keen to encourage a broader range of candidates with diverse backgrounds and experience – people at different stages in their careers as we feel this encourages really good debates and discussions and better decisions.


- To nominate yourself, you must work for a charity that is a full member of CFG
- You must be proposed by an individual from a member charity (excluding your own)
- You must be eligible to be a charity Trustee and Company Director (see declaration on the application form)

To apply

Please read the role description, which includes an explanation of the role and responsibilities of the Trustees, and fill out the application form.

Please send the completed application form and a headshot to vacancies@cfg.org.uk – any queries can be directed there also.

We are seeking your nominations for these three positions by midday on Friday 7th July 2017.

Elections will be taking place over the summer and voting information will be sent to the primary contact at each member charity by email – so do make sure your contact details are up to date.

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