Conservation Collective – Seeking a Treasurer Trustee
As we grow the Conservation Collective, we’re looking for a Trustee – Treasurer to join the existing board of trustees to help us improve how we grow our network whilst maintaining flexibility to remain entrepreneurial and whilst maintaining financial control and ensuring we comply with our legal responsibilities as a Registered Charity.
Our accounts are quite complex, we manage the finances for the local foundations which are house as subsidiaries of our charity (branches); and the network’s core team and its activities. There are multiple income streams to consider and some are restricted. We also have a trading entity which we use for issuing license fees for corporate partnerships.
Role of the Treasurer to the Board
To maintain effective governance of the organisations affairs, ensuring its financial viability and ensuring that proper processes and procedures exist for assuring all financial records, decisions and delegations are maintained.
To assist and advise in the formation of the Charity’s strategy with particular regard to ensuring that the Charity has the resources to deliver the strategy
• To ensure the charity keeps proper accounts
• To review the charity’s financial performance
• To ensure that all accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by the relevant statutory bodies
• To recommend to the Board appropriate accounting procedures, controls and policies
• To oversee the appointment of auditors and review on a regular basis.
• To work in close partnership with the Director of Finance in executing their responsibilities and achieving their goals.
• To ensure that the Board is aware of its financial duties and responsibilities and the need to comply with all legislation
• To ensure that all financial policies, procedures and the appointment of external financial advisors are reviewed on a regular basis
• To act as Chair of the Finance and Governance sub-committee of the Board
We are looking for a Treasurer Trustee who can support our efforts to generate further revenue in support of our work. As we look to increase the unrestricted funds which we can effectively invest in the important work we do, the new Trustee will be able to support us to develop effective fundraising strategies. This could be through acting as an ambassador and opening doors to potential donors, or from previous experience of diversifying and increasing revenue streams, perhaps from a business development background.
The right candidate will be passionate about conservation. They will share our commitment to protect the environment, restore nature and safeguard against climate change.
• Background in accountancy or experience running companies or charities and reading financial statements.
• Time to commit to four formal board meetings per year and monthly check ins with the Executive Team.
• Overseeing the finance and risk sub-committee
• Either working or retired, looking for an interesting and rewarding challenge.
Being a Trustee
As Treasurer to the Charity, you will also become a Trustee. Trustees are expected to understand and accept the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship and understand their role as a Trustee, You cannot become a Trustee if you:
• Are under 18 years of age.
• Are disqualified under Sections 178 and 180 of the Charities Act 2011, because for example, you are an undischarged bankrupt or have an unspent conviction for an offence of dishonesty or deception.
• Have previously been removed from trusteeship of a charity by the court or charity commissioners or is under a disqualification order under the Company Directors Disqualification Act.
• Are a paid member of staff.
Terms of Appointment
The Board meets 4 times per year. There may also be ad hoc engagement based on fundraising requirements. Board meetings are normally virtual, with the goal to have one per year in person. The appointment is for a 3 year, renewable, term.
This organisation is based in the UK with meetings either in London or virtually. Candidates can be based anywhere in the UK/ the world.
How to apply
Please provide your CV, along with a covering letter stating why you wish to work with the organisation, how your skills would add value to the board and any other relevant information to email@example.com.
5th of May 2023