The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) is the professional membership body for Speech and Language Therapists with over 17,500 members. The RCSLT head office is in London with satellite offices in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
In our 75th anniversary year, we are looking for leaders who have a passion for our profession to serve on the Board of Trustees.

Being on the Board provides an opportunity to influence the strategic direction and governance of the RCSLT, and to shape the future of the profession. It also provides a unique learning and development opportunity for successful applicants.

Honorary Treasurer
We have a vacancy for a qualified accounting professional to join our Board of Trustees as Honorary Treasurer for a three-year term of office. As well as attending Board meetings, the Honorary Treasurer chairs the Finance and Resources Committee.

You will need an understanding of our purpose, and awareness of and enthusiasm for the speech and language therapy profession, along with the ability to fulfil the role of a General Trustee.
We also expect the successful individual to have:
• an understanding of the financial dynamics of a professional body;
• experience of strategic financial planning;
• experience of the governance of budgetary and contract management;
• experience of the development and management of a strategic investment and reserves policy;
• experience of risk management;
• experience of working with external auditors;
• the ability to present financial information clearly to a range of audiences.

The selection process involves a formal interview on 22 May 2020 at RCSLT HQ in London. However, given the current circumstances due to COVID-19, this may need to be reviewed.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role with the current Chair or Deputy Chair, please contact or call: 020 7378 3007.

To apply, please send us your CV and a covering letter stating how you feel you fulfil the requirements of the role, and a completed skills matrix. The role specification, General Trustee specification, Board and FRC TORs and skills matrix are all downloadable from You can find out more about the RCSLT from our website . Completed applications should be emailed to by close of business on 4 May 2020.
Posted: 06/04/2020
Closes: 4 May 2020
Job type