Finance Committee Member

Girlguiding Somerset North

Name: Finance Committee Member
Organisation: Girlguiding Somerset North
Location: The volunteer will be based at home and attend meetings at various locations throughout the area., Sandford, BS25 5RA
Type: Part Time
This role requires preparation for and attendance at three evening meetings during the year, together with some email contact with other committee members including the Chair of Finance. This role is typically held for a 3 year term.


Your professional experience in the world of finance will bring an external voice to the County Finance Committee, helping us follow best practice and make sound decisions on expenditure and budgeting.

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Organisation Description

Girlguiding Somerset North is part of Girlguiding, the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. We cover North Somerset and B&NES local authority areas.

Via our network of local volunteers, we provide a wide range of activities and opportunities for over 3500 girls and young women. Through fun, friendship, challenge and adventure we empower girls to find their voice, inspiring them to discover the best in themselves and to make a positive difference in their community. By volunteering with us, you will help a generation of girls build their confidence, have fun and fulfil their potential. Find out more at


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Cause / Interests

  • Children
  • Youth

Types of Activity

  • Administration
  • Advice, Information and Support
  • Finance Work
  • Trusteeship and Committee Work

Skills and Qualifications


Professional financial experience, possibly in retail banking, which can be adapted to a small charity setting.

Reliable and trustworthy

Ability to assimilate details of Girlguiding’s polices and processes relating to financial matters.

Excellent communication skills, with ability to explain financial terminology to a lay audience


Contributing to good governance within a local charity committed to the development of girls and young women through ensuring a range of local opportunities are provided.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 21
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Valid expenses with receipts are reimbursed including travel
Restrictions: Volunteer must be willing to become a member of Girlguiding
Induction: Yes – with County team
Insurance Cover: Yes – via Girlguiding
Special Needs: Yes – if role requirements can be fulfilled
Offer: Yes – via Chair of County Finance
Training: Yes – via e-learning and training sessions
Other: There is a trial period of 6 month associated with this role. Secure access to a computer including in the evening and at weekends is essential

Recruitment Method

DBS Check, Informal discussion