Treasurer - South London Botanical Institute
Organisation: South London Botanical Institute
Reference: Trustee & Honorary Treasurer
Vacancy Type: Treasurer
Deadline: 31st December 2018
Founded in 1910 and open to the public ever since, the South London Botanical Institute (SLBI) is a unique educational charity, currently changing and developing at an exciting pace. It is a friendly, volunteer-led charity with hands-on trustees and a dedicated staff-team. SLBI boasts a botanic garden, specialist library and historic herbarium (pressed plant specimens). After more than a century, SLBI volunteers and supporters have a valued and vibrant tradition of sharing their passion for plants and their environments with the people of south London and beyond. We have a popular schools' programme as well as education and leisure opportunities for all ages and levels.
We are looking for the right person lead the financial management of SLBI. This is an interesting and central (unpaid) trustee role and an opportunity to gain skills and experience in charity financial management. You will join an active group of trustees with various skills, experiences and lead responsibilities. The long-serving outgoing Treasurer will remain as a trustee, focussed on fund-raising and will provide phased handover, familiarisation and on-going support as needed.
The Hon. Treasurer has lead responsibility for financial reporting, for ensuring that the charity's finances are well-managed & compliant, for coordinating finance-related tasks within the charity & ensuring timely external processing of salaries. You should be a qualified or part-qualified accountant or have equivalent experience. Some familiarity with charity financial management would be useful, but not essential. Additionally, you should have/develop an interest in the aims and activities of the SLBI. You do not need botanical knowledge.
We estimate a time commitment that averages out at 2-3 hours per week, including trustee evening meetings every 2 months and occasional meetings with the finance team. You'll work with and be supported by the Administrator, who deals with the book-keeping and day-to-day finances, the Company Secretary, who makes Gift Aid claims, and the outgoing Treasurer.
Please send your CV and cover letter to the contact details below.