Trustee

Role: Trustee - Finance
Location: Remote, home based
Salary: Unpaid
Closing Date: 29th April 2022


About Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK)  DSUK has for over forty years’ provided the opportunity for so many living with a disability, to experience the thrill and independence that taking part in snowsports can provide.  Be it gentle assistance or using the quality specialist equipment we provide, our adaptive instructor team and volunteers can help make life changing moments for individuals and their families.    

Snowsport can help build fitness and confidence, and it’s also a lot of fun. It can be a great way to improve strength, coordination and balance too. Our skiers and snowboarders talk passionately about the sense of freedom that they gain on the slopes.  

It is our dream that mountains and slopes are free from barriers, where disabled people can learn and take part alongside family and friends.  

The Role The role of the Trustee is to ensure the activities of the charity support its purpose and serve the interests of its beneficiaries. Trustees provide strategic guidance, governance and oversight of management, ensuring the organisation is accountable and acting as a ‘critical friend to the CEO. They are there to protect the charities assets both physical and reputational. They make sure resources are managed responsibly and that the charity is run sustainably. 

To complement our existing board and support our strategic direction, at present we are seeking a trustee who will bring knowledge, skills or experience in finance:

To complement our existing board and support our strategic direction, at present we are seeking a trustee who will bring knowledge, skills or experience in Financial Management. This may include experience of managing finance within an organisation, working in an audit function or a regulated environment, and /or experience on an audit and risk committee. Ideally you will be a Chartered Accountant with experience of management reporting (including cashflow) and financial planning. In addition it would be helpful to  have an understanding of statutory accounting and reporting requirements for charitable organisations.

Having our members’ voice represented at the board is important to us, so we would encourage people who have skied or snowboarded with us, or other adaptive skiers, to apply. Additionally, in the interests of board diversity we would welcome applications from disabled people, young people and those from ethnic minority backgrounds.  

Previous board experience is not a pre-requisite. Training will be given to new Trustees where appropriate.  

Disability Snowsport UK is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex/gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status or age.  

For further information on the role and person specification you can download the information pack here.

To find out more about DSUK and being a trustee please watch this conversation between our chair, Shona Tate and CEO, Virginia Anderson here.