Could your finance experience help some of our world’s most marginalised people?

We are a small, dynamic overseas development charity, dedicated to reducing the poverty of some of the world’s most vulnerable people in Africa. Our work is focused on livelihoods and rights: by enabling people to fully participate in society and generate their own income, they are lifted out of poverty for life, not just for the duration of the project.

In addition to our very supportive and friendly team of trustees, we have a small UK team of 7, based in Worcestershire. We pride ourselves on keeping small and lean so that most of our funds go out to our overseas partners who can apply them where they are most needed. We run 3-7 projects at any one time, with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, National Lottery Fund and the European Union being among our major funders.

Who we need
We are looking for a trustee who can lead on financial matters, attending trustees’ meetings four times a year and assisting with finance-related ad-hoc issues in between times. This is a strategic overview role rather than a detailed administrative appointment, as we employ a qualified Finance Manager who leads on budget preparation, management accounts and statutory matters. We would be particularly interested in hearing from you if you have previous experience in your work of strategic financial leadership, preferably but not exclusively in a charitable setting.

If you would like to find out more, please contact our Office Manager, Liz Chard, at liz.chard@aptuk.org.uk, or our CEO, Alex Daniels at alex.daniels@aptuk.org.uk if you wish to have an initial conversation. We are hoping to do (Zoom) interviews on 4th March.

Learn about our staff and trustee members.

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