Foundation Finance Trustee

Sale Sharks Foundation is the charity partner of Sale Sharks Rugby Club.  Our Vision is to use the power of our sport to change lives throughout the North West.

We work hard every day to deliver change in our communities to people of all ages and abilities.

We work with over 15,000 people annually in three key areas: Community Inclusion, Education and Rugby Development. Our highly skilled, dynamic and passionate team now deliver over 50 community projects that change the lives of a huge spectrum of people across the North West: from children and young people right through to senior citizens.

We believe in the immense power of our sport to positively transform people’s lives. We believe the North West is a home to extraordinary people like you. This is your chance to be part of our story!

The charity is now looking to recruit a new Trustee with specific finance and accounting expertise to help support the charity in its next stage of development, building on the current strong programming to ensure the Foundation is one of the leading providers of health, education and sporting activities in the North West.


The role of all Trustees is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although expenses for travel may be claimed.

Time commitment:          

Minimum five Board meetings per year. The Trustee with designated finance responsibility is also expected to have regular meetings with the, CEO, and to chair meetings of the Trustees’ Finance and Risk Sub Group.

Reporting to: 

Board of Trustees

Closing date: 

Monday 19th November 2022


The overall role of the Trustee with designated finance responsibility is to maintain an overview of the Sale Sharks Foundation’s affairs, oversee its financial viability and ensure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained.

Duties of the role:

In addition to the general responsibilities of a charity trustee, duties of the designated Trustee for financial matters also include the following:

Oversee the preparation of budgets, accounts and financial statements

Being assured that the financial processes of the organisation meet its present and future needs and to work with the CEO to review accountants and independent auditors (for efficiency and value for money and also to review whether bank accounts/building societies are best fit for the organisation

Ensure that the Charity has an appropriate reserves policy

Ensure that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place

Advise on the financial implications of the organisation’s strategic plans

Ensure that the Charity has an appropriate investment policy

Advise the board on any potential conflict between any investment held and the aims and objects of the Charity

Monitor the organisation’s investment activity and ensure it is consistent with the organisation’s policies and legal responsibilities

Ensure that the accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by any relevant statutory bodies, for example the Charity Commission and/or the Registrar of Companies

Ensure that the accounts are scrutinised in the manner required (independent examination or audit) and any recommendations are implemented

Keep the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities

As part of the annual general meeting, provide a narrative to help the board have clarity on the financial position of the organisation and draw attention to important points in a coherent and easily understandable way

Person specification

The Trustee with designated financial responsibility should have the following qualities.

Financial qualifications and experience

Some experience of Charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes

The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences

A willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis

To apply

Please send your CV and letter of application to by 19th November.