Become a Financial Trustee

We are currently looking to invite a new member to join the Board to work with existing Trustees and the College’s Senior Management Team.

As our Financial Trustee, you will support effective oversight of the financial matters of the college in line with good practice and governance and the College’s legal responsibilities and charitable status.

Trustees ensure that the College has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction and is focused on achieving these.

Interviews: Online via Microsoft Teams, at a mutually convenient time

Homefield College provides education and services for people with learning disabilities, the majority of which are on the autistic spectrum. We adapt the teaching and support on offer to meet each individual’s needs and strengths.

Our small, committed and friendly team of Trustees have a passion for making a difference to the lives of our students and day service members.

We would welcome applications for new Trustees from those who have:

  • Financial and Accounting background – Accounting qualifications.
  • Experience at strategic level within an organisation.
  • Ability to analyse information and have full understanding of the College’s finances.
  • Vision, enthusiasm and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

We are committed to equality and diversity and aim to ensure that the Board is composed of Trustees who reflect the community at large. We will be honest – our Board of Trustees is not as diverse as we would like. We would strongly encourage applications from under-represented and minority groups.

Homefield College is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners and expect all staff to share this commitment. This position is subject to Section 128 screening, including checks with past employers and enhanced Disclosure and Barring check. We will also complete an online search on all shortlisted candidates.

If you feel you have the skills and experience needed to support and enhance the work of our Trustees, we look forward to hearing from you. Please fill in the interest form at the bottom of this webpage, and we will contact you for an informal chat.

Find out more about being a trustee

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the eligibility to become a trustee?

    What is the eligibility to become a trustee?

    Most people over 18 years of age can become Trustees, but a few are not eligible.

    People aged 16 and over can be Trustees of a charitable company, but cannot be Trustees of an unincorporated charity.

  • What is the minimum time commitment per year?

    What is the minimum time commitment per year?

    There are four Main Board meetings a year, and 3 sub-committee meetings a year. All of these are held in the early evening and currently take place via Microsoft Teams.

  • Can Trustees be paid?

    Can Trustees be paid?

    Generally, Trustees are unpaid; this is a voluntary position and Trustees must not benefit in any way from their connection with the charity.

    There are limited exceptions to this rule, and the Charities Act allows Trustees to be paid in certain circumstances for providing services to the charity over and above their normal Trustee duties.

  • Can I be a trustee if I already work at Homefield?

    Can I be a trustee if I already work at Homefield?

    Generally, no because Trustees must not gain from their position. Again, there are limited exceptions to this rule.

  • What if there is a conflict of interest?

    What if there is a conflict of interest?

    Trustees must act reasonably and prudently in all matters relating to Homefield, and must always bear in mind that their prime concern is the charity’s interests.

    Where Trustees are required to make a decision that affects the personal interests of one of the Trustees, then we often require that that person does not vote on the matter.

Register your interest

Register your interest

If you're interested in becoming a Homefield trustee, please complete the form below.

Linda, our Clerk to the Trustees, will contact you for an informal chat and talk you through any additional information we may need.