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New Treasurer Required For Leading Public Health Charity serving Merseyside and Cheshire – Health Equalities Group

Health Equalities Group are continuing a period of significant growth as they aim to further increase our social impact at regional and national levels. Their Board of Trustees currently includes leading figures from epidemiology, finance, marketing, the higher education sector, human resources and legal services.

Health Equalities Group are now seeking a new trustee from an accountancy / finance background to become Treasurer for the charity owing to the current Treasurer stepping down in May 2023 after over 6 years in the post. They would particularly value the following skills and experience:

• A qualified finance professional with significant post-qualification experience
• Experience of scrutinising management accounts and end of year audit accounts
• Experience of managing finance committees or sub-groups
• Experience of working with public sector clients or organisations from the Voluntary, Community, Faith & Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector.

What can we offer you?
This is an exciting and potentially very rewarding role. You will be supporting an organisation that is recognised at both regional and national levels for our work on tackling health inequalities. You will be part of an ambitious, growing organisation that is delivering public benefit through our research, health interventions, campaigns and advocacy activities. You would also, if you wished, be able to act as an ‘Ambassador’ for the group at selected events and ceremonies during the year.

We can thus offer to facilitate your own professional development. In addition to gaining experience as a trustee of a very successful and effective third sector charity, you will have opportunities to develop further expertise at both local and national levels.

The role is well assisted by NWHS Business Support, who provide the charity’s financial and management accounting support services. The role includes attendance at four evening-based Trustee meetings per year (currently online) with Finance Committee meetings arranged beforehand. As a registered charity, we would be able to reimburse reasonable expenses.

If you are potentially interested in applying for a trustee position with Health Equalities Group, please send a brief CV and a short (one page) application letter saying why you are interested in the role, how your skills and experience are aligned to the areas of expertise we require, any previous experience of acting as a trustee, and how you might add overall value to the Board.

Please send your CV and brief letter of application to:

For any initial enquiries or an informal chat about these roles, please feel free to contact:

HEG Executive Director, Matthew Philpott 07826533013:

or the HEG Interim Chair, Simon Capewell 0790 801 6477:

Expressions of interest to close on Friday 21st April 2023

Interviews to be held in early May.

About Health Equalities Group (HEG)
Health Equalities Group (HEG) is a public health charity that has served the populations of North West England and beyond since 2005 The charity’s primary areas of work concern upstream, population-level approaches to the prevention of non-communicable diseases (cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancers), with a strong focus on addressing health inequalities and the wider determinants of health.

Our influence and impact over some two decades has been significant. HEG was the lead agency to advocate in 2006 for an introduction of smoke-free policies in Liverpool, helping to boost subsequent national legislation in 2007. HEG was also formative in bringing about the UK Government’s ‘Sugar Tax’ in 2018.

HEG currently leads the North West’s healthy weight programme (our Food Active team), and delivers contracts for a host of national and regional organisations, including local authorities, NHS Trusts, Integrated Care Boards, Department for Health and Social Care, Cancer Alliances, VCFSE organisations, and, the National Institute for Health Research.

Our pioneering Healthy Stadia programme works with professional sports clubs across the UK and continental Europe to promote good health and wellbeing. We have also enjoyed long-standing research partnerships with University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, and Chester University.