Edinburgh and Lothian Trust Fund (ELTF)is a grant making trust whose core aim is the relief of poverty. We provide small grants to individuals in need and grants to small local charities throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians. We also provide larger grants to individuals through the Edinburgh Fire Fund.
There is a minimum of five Trustees and a maximum of nine. Trustees are appointed for an initial term of up to 4 years and may be re-appointed for a subsequent term of up to four years.
The Trust has an investment portfolio of £7.5m which is managed on its behalf by Investment Managers. Income of around £250k annually is used to fund grant giving and meet overhead expenses.
ELTF is looking for a suitably qualified Accountant to be our Treasurer. Our current Treasurer is happy to talk to people interested in the role.
ELTF’s Treasurer provides advice to the other Trustees and oversees the financial management of the Trust. Financial services, including preparation of quarterly management accounts and statutory accounts, are provided by an outsourced contractor. The Treasurer will liaise with them as needed and provide appropriate challenge on behalf of the Trustees. Ideally, the successful candidate would have experience of charity accounts This may be a suitable role for someone who is looking for Board level experience.
Working with ELTF is a rewarding experience, helping to support vulnerable people in need. Applications for grants are increasing and over the next few months we will be developing a new strategic direction.
There are 4 Trustees meetings a year, each lasting half a day. In addition, there will be occasional additional meetings on specific topics as the need arises. Between meetings, some business is conducted by email.
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