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Finance Trustee: Vacancy

Sudbury Gasworks Retoration Trust (SGRT) is seeking a Finance Trustee to join its Board.


Sudbury Gasworks Restoration Trust (SGRT) oversees the running of The Gasworks Sudbury. SGRT was incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee in February 2014 and in April 2015, received charitable status and operates as a Building Preservation Trust. In December 2019, the Trust was awarded a £1.6m National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to restore and develop the building to create a space for the local community.

The role

We are seeking a Finance Trustee accountable for maintaining and reporting all Group financial records (in line with the requirements of the Charities Commission and Companies House) and advising the board on all fiscal matters (including investment appraisals).

Key duties

1. Chair the Finance and Business Development Committee.

2. Work with other lead Trustees to monitor and review budgets.

3. Monthly reporting to Trustees on all aspects of financial performance.

4. Preparation of statutory annual accounts.

5. Key contact for the Charity Independent Assessor/company solicitors/tax advisers.

6. Ensuring the submission of all financial returns to the Charities Commission and Companies House in line with deadlines.

7. Ensuring the completion of all claims and returns associated with grant funding.

8. Preparation of proposed annual budget for the Board.

9. Monitor and review key Finance policies as described in the Policy Schedule.

10. Work closely with the finance and admin staff member.

11. Insure all invoices are paid in a timely manner and accounts updated on the accountancy system.

12. Oversee and complete the master spreadsheet.

13. Instruct the accountant to file the VAT return as soon as the invoices have been paid for that month.

14. Take any necessary action to safeguard the charity’s interests in the case of an urgent financial issue.

If you would like discuss the role or apply, please email