The Booker Prize Foundation
26th June 2024
4th August 2024
Job Type


Organisation: The Booker Prize Foundation

Position: Treasurer Trustee

Commitment: 10 Hours Per Month

Location: London


About Us:

The Booker Prizes have a unique place in the literary sphere, enjoying an enviable reputation as a cultural institution that is highly respected, much loved and hotly debated throughout the world. Over the past 50 years, more than 500 extraordinary books have been brought to the attention of the public, influencing reading tastes and transforming culture in Britain and beyond, along with the careers of hundreds of authors from around the globe.


The Booker Prize Foundation is a registered charity, established in 2002, which is responsible for awarding the Booker Prize and the International Booker Prize. It exists to inspire more people to read – and write – the world’s best fiction. In adding a year-round, far-reaching digital portfolio, the Booker Prizes are now the globally recognised home of great writing.


Other aspects of the Foundation’s work include the funding of Braille and audio editions of Booker Prize books through the RNIB, Books Unlocked, a long-standing reading initiative in prisons, and the UEA Booker Prize Foundation Scholarship, awarded annually to a candidate for the Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia. Many past scholars have since met with acclaim as published authors. 

The Role

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Treasurer to join our board of Trustees. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to one of the most prestigious literary awards foundations, working closely with our executive Director of Finance and Operations.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Maintain an overview of the financial matters of BPF and BPTL in line with good practice, governing documents, and legal requirements.

Report to the Board of Trustees at regular intervals about the financial health of the organisation.

Offer guidance to the Board of Trustees and the executive team on all financial matters relevant to the organisation's financial viability.

Ensure that effective financial measures, controls, and procedures are in place and appropriate for the charity.

Lead on the transition to a new funding model.

Act as a counter signatory for online banking and applications to funders in the absence of the CEO.

Ensure all strategic plans are financially appraised and budgets are aligned with both short-term and long-term objectives.

Liaise with external auditors on behalf of the Board.

Support the Director of Finance & Operations in preparing and presenting financial information to the Board.

Develop a reserves policy in conjunction with the CEO and Board and safeguard the organisation’s finances.

Skills and Experience:

We are seeking a highly qualified and experienced accountant to join our team, specialising in charity finance and reporting. Our ideal candidate will possess a formal accountancy qualification or demonstrate equivalent expertise and experience in the field. They should have strong IT skills, with proficiency in QuickBooks or similar accounting software. Experience of and interest in sponsorship, fundraising and development is desirable. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a proven track record of effectively communicating and explaining complex financial information to board members and other stakeholders. If you have a passion for numbers and a commitment to making a positive impact, we encourage you to apply.


How to apply

For more information and how to apply, please visit

If you would like to know more about the role or selection process, please contact Emma Law - Associate Partner or Katie Faulkner - Research Consultant from our Executive Search partners, Green Park on or

Completed applications must be submitted by: 11:59pm Sunday 4th August 2024.

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