Role opportunity - Vice-President Finance 2019-2022

BCS has over 70,000 members, with growing influence across government and industry. We are a ‘not for profit’ charitable foundation, operating within a Royal Charter, yet with strongly performing business activities. Our ambition is to “Make IT Good for Society”, achieved through our many initiatives, from education to commercial and public service IT delivery. We are a voice respected world-wide for independence and influence.

We are seeking to appoint a Vice-President Finance to commence the role in March 2019 for a three year term of office which includes the Chairing of the Group Risk, Audit and Finance Committee (RAF). Candidates should have experience at a senior level of a sizeable organisation (turnover >£20M) and relevant experience at board level and non-executive directorships in the sector. Experience in finance and risk assessment is required alongside a knowledge of charity finance and an understanding of legal and financial guidelines set out in current legislation and the Institute’s Royal Charter.

Candidates must possess skills to analyse proposals and examine their wider consequences, good communication and presentation skills, with the ability to explain complex issues clearly alongside good interpersonal skills.

The Chair of the RAF Committee of the Trustee Board is responsible for providing leadership to the Committee in fulfilling its duties and responsibilities under its Royal Charter, and in doing so at a very high and effective level of performance. The Chair must create and manage effective working relationships amongst the Committee, management, and the external auditors and should demonstrate candour, the timely sharing of information and concerns, and by the willingness to work together in the best interests of the Institute.

The appointment does require commitment in time - typically an average of one to two days per month (but flexibly). You are expected to be an existing BCS Professional Member, subscribing to our values and our Royal Charter and ideally be a Chartered Member of a recognized accountancy body. Although the role is not remunerated, all reasonable travel and out-of-pocket expenses will be paid.

A full role description is detailed in the link below. If you wish to apply or discuss the role further, please contact Paul Martynenko, Immediate past President and Chair, BCS Nominations Committee via the Registrar Department at

As part of BCS’ aim to improve equality and diversity within the profession, we are seeking to increase the diversity of Board members. BCS therefore, welcomes applications from under-represented groups such as women, black and minority ethnic, people with disabilities and the LGBT community.

Applications should include your CV and a short statement to support your candidature at

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