Vacancy: Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee, Foundation East

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Vacancy: Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee, Foundation East

Mutual company Foundation East (FE) seeks a Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee when the current Treasurer retires in 2018.

Foundation East is a mutual society operating in the East of England which vigorously promotes social and financial inclusion by providing affordable loans and support to businesses.

Foundation East has been operating for almost 15 years and has made a real difference to businesses, communities and individuals. Over the next five years the Society needs to develop to a position of sustainability and to increase and broaden its membership. A new Treasurer is to be appointed by the end of 2018.  The successful candidate will:

  • Be a qualified accountant with senior management experience:
  • Understand the small business sector and social enterprise sector and recognise the challenges these sectors face when seeking to raise finance;
  • Lead a Finance Committee of up to 5 members, working closely with the Chief Executive and Finance Manager;
  • Be responsible for overseeing the financial status of Foundation East and considering issues relating to financial management and performance, fundraising, budget setting and audit;
  • Have experience in the development of strategic business plans to support the Board Chair and Chief Executive;
  • monitor the Loan Portfolio between Board and Finance Committee meetings.
  • Have responsibility for reviewing the Foundation East’s risk register and make recommendations for changes to the Board.

Foundation East is a membership organisation and the person appointed would be required to become a Member. 

Foundation East is authorised to provide Consumer Credit regulated loans. The person appointed will be required to become a Financial Conduct Authority Approved Person.

The role of Treasurer is voluntary.  Reasonable expenses are paid.

Foundation East would like to hear from you if you meet the above requirements, share its vision and believe you could gain satisfaction from being a member of the Society’s leadership team to make a significant contribution to alleviating financial and social inclusion.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity with Katy Ford, the Society’s Chief Executive please contact her in the first instance by emailing 

Further information, including a job description can be found on our website:

The closing date for applications is 21st December 2018

Interviews are likely to take place in January 2019

A Registered Society No. 29722R. An Exempt Charity recognised by the Inland Revenue.
We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Firm Reference Number 725178.

 Foundation East, Coppice House, 5 Greenwood Court, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7GY



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