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Prison befriender charity ‘New Bridge’ seeks new Trustee – law expertise sought

Prison befriender charity ‘New Bridge’ seeks new Trustee – law expertise sought

Closing Date
28 June 2021
Location
Brixton, London
Time Commitment
Please enquire on application

The New Bridge Foundation is a charity that supports volunteers to befriend people in prison by exchanging letters and visiting. Trustees help to shape our future – we’re looking for people with a commitment to New Bridge’s purpose.

 

What will you be doing?

We would love to hear from motivated and committed individuals with an interest in the criminal justice system and the unique and rewarding work that we do.

We are looking for a Treasurer with the knowledge and understanding to maintain oversight of New Bridge’s finance activities at a strategic level. Previous experience as a Treasurer would be advantageous, but is not essential.  You’ll need to be a qualified accountant. It would also be an advantage to have a good working knowledge of financial legislation and practices relating to the running of a registered charity, but it is not essential.

We are looking for people from all social and cultural backgrounds, with a variety of experience and skills to draw on, whether these have been formed through life or work situations who would like to be Trustees.

We’re looking for people with skills and expertise in the following areas:
•    Charity and company law.
•    Financial management and income generation.
•    Digital strategy.

Knowledge or experience in the following would also be an advantage:
• National and local voluntary sectors especially relating to criminal justice.
• Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and other statutory bodies.

What we can offer you:

  • Trustee roles are a great way for you to be able to use your skills and experience to oversee the charity and make decisions that have a direct impact on peoples’ lives and their time in prison.
  • You will have the opportunity to gain new skills and develop existing ones, whilst making a real difference to the lives of people in prison.

 

What are we looking for?

We are looking for Trustees and a Treasurer-Trustee to join our Board. Our Trustees help to shape the future of New Bridge and so we’re looking for people with a commitment to New Bridge’s purpose. We would love to hear from motivated and committed individuals with an interest in the criminal justice system and the unique and rewarding work that we do.

We are looking for people from all social and cultural backgrounds, with a variety of experience and skills to draw on, whether these have been formed through life or work situations.

We’re looking for Trustees with skills and expertise in the following areas:
•    Charity and company law.
•    Financial management and income generation.
•    Digital strategy.
Knowledge or experience in the following would also be an advantage:
• National and local voluntary sectors especially relating to criminal justice.
• Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and other statutory bodies.
We are looking for a Treasurer with the knowledge and understanding to maintain oversight of New Bridge’s finance activities at a strategic level. Previous experience as a Treasurer would be advantageous, but is not essential.

You’ll need to be a qualified accountant. It would also be an advantage to have a good working knowledge of financial legislation and practices relating to the running of a registered charity, but it is not essential.

 

What difference will you make?

Trustees help to shaper the future of New Bridge, to set strategic goals and direction – the impact of their decisions ripples through our 260+ volunteer community as well as our small staff team and influences the way we work with people in prison

What’s in it for the volunteer?

New Bridge is unique – the only organisation that writes to, emails with, phones and visits people in prison. Our befriending follows the person in prison wherever they may be moved to. We’re highly respected in the criminal justice system and having a New Bridge befriender has a positive influence on the wellbeing of those we befriend. Trustees are key to making that happen.

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