St Michael's Fellowship
Voluntary basis with expenses reimbursed

St Michael’s Fellowship has been helping families for over a century and secures the best possible future for children by working directly with their parents. Parenting is the biggest single factor affecting children’s well-being and development. We work with parents with difficult histories such as neglect, domestic violence, mental illness and substance use to break cycles of abuse.


Our Board of Trustees currently has eight members across a range of ages and backgrounds, including those with lived experience; men are under-represented on our Board. The majority of trustees have busy full-time jobs, so we will make best use of your time.

We are now looking for a new Trustee to join us, who will also act as our Treasurer. As Treasurer, you will oversee the financial governance of St Michael’s in line with best practice in charity financial management. The Treasurer plays an important role in setting and scrutinising St Michael’s annual budget and in overseeing the production of the trustees’ annual report
and accounts, supported by our Head of Finance and Operations. St Michael’s has a collaborative style of leadership and governance: the Treasurer, Deputy Chair and I meet monthly with our current Director, Sue Pettigrew. This is an exciting time to join St Michael’s as we are recruiting a new Chief Executive, as Sue is retiring after 36 years as Director, and in 2028 we will celebrate our 125th Anniversary.

We would welcome applications from people who are enthusiastic about our mission; who will bring significant experience of financial management; a good understanding of charity finance and governance; and be a strategic thinker with the ability to probe and appropriately challenge both the Executive and Board colleagues, deploying a collaborative approach, sound judgement and emotional intelligence.

If you believe you bring the experience, capability and leadership attributes, and share in our values of being compassionate, honest and expert, we very much look forward to hearing from you.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.