Treasurer of the Association of Charitable Foundations

The Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF)

Location Central London

Position Part time

Salary Voluntary position

Application deadline 17:00, 14 May 2018
The application deadline for this role has passed

The Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) is the membership association for foundations and grant-making charities in the UK. Our mission is to support foundations to be ambitious and effective in the way that they use their resources for social good. We do this through the provision of policy and advocacy, research and information, and a wide-ranging programme of events and learning. Our 350 members collectively hold assets of around £50bn and give over £2.5bn annually to a diverse range of organisations and people: from community groups, charities and social enterprises to museums, hospitals and schools.

At their best foundations are the most transparent, intentional and efficient way of transforming private wealth into public benefit. They embody the belief that things can be better - mobilising funding, resources and expertise in the service of supporting others, whether by preserving social good that is under threat or catalysing it where it is absent.

One year into a new strategy under a new Chief Executive, ACF has ambitious plans to strengthen its policy voice on behalf of foundations, to develop its thought leadership, deliver ever-more value to our members, and to stimulate a conversation that articulates excellent foundation practice and raises standards across our sector for the achievement of greater social good. We will be moving from our current premises to a new London base in the next 12-24 months and our plans include achieving the establishment of a permanent centre for the UK philanthropy sector over the next five years.

It is an exciting time for ACF and this role offers a unique opportunity to play a central role in supporting the foundation movement to fulfil its potential for social good in our society.

Role description
The Treasurer will oversee the financial matters of the charity in line with good practice and in accordance with the governing document and legal requirements, and report to the Board of Trustees at regular intervals about the financial health of the organisation. The Treasurer will ensure that effective financial measures, controls and procedures are put in place, and are appropriate for the charity.

For more information about the role and person specification please download the document below. 

To apply

The closing date for applications (by cv and cover letter) is Monday 14 May to Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on Friday 8 June in Central London. If you would like to know more, or to discuss this role, in the first instance please contact our Chief Executive, Carol Mack at or telephone 020 7255 4499.

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