Honorary Treasurer

Job Title: Honorary Treasurer
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Nottinghamshire
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: Hon Treasurer
Contact Name: Patience Thody
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 22, 2018 15:35

Job Description

The Wildlife Trusts’ current Honorary Treasurer is standing down in November 2018 after two successful terms in post.  We are now seeking a successor to join our Board of Trustees and assume the Chair of our Resources & Audit Committee.  The post-holder has lead governance oversight of financial, human and IT resources for the central charity (Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts) but also plays a key role in the development of resources across our movement of 46 federated charities.

The Wildlife Trusts have a vision of people close to nature, with land and seas rich in wildlife. We believe that people are part of nature; everything we value ultimately comes from it and everything we do has an impact on it.  We want to bring the natural world firmly into the centre of public, corporate and political life.  We value courage, integrity, trust, respect and responsibility.  All trustees should have a passionate commitment to our charitable objectives and demonstrate alignment with our beliefs and values. 

The role is suited to someone with clear strategic insight and the ability to see through to the heart of resource-related issues.  Someone who is not afraid to question and investigate but who is fair and open.

If this sounds like you, and you have the ability to understand and explain complex financial information, the wisdom to advise on human resources and a broad understanding of business efficiency issues we would love to hear from you!  We are looking for humility and humour as well!

We are keen for our organisation to reflect the diversity of the communities in which we work and so we welcome applications from all sectors of society.

This position is not remunerated although expenses can be reimbursed.  The term of office is three years. Up to two terms can be served. Essential meetings (in Newark on Trent and London) require a commitment of 11 days per year.

For further information about the role, or if you'd just like to have an informal chat to start with, please get in touch with Patience Thody, Director of Operations:  Tel: 01636677711

Application is via CV and supporting letter stating why you would like to take on the role of Treasurer, which should be sent to Mandy Burrell, Executive Assistant:

More about The Wildlife Trusts

With more than 800,000 members and 40,000 volunteers The Wildlife Trusts inspire people to experience, value and act for wildlife.  We care for 100,000 hectares of land and run more than 100 visitor and education centres.  We help hundreds of thousands of children to enjoy wildlife and increase their confidence outdoors through our work with schools and in the wider community.  Our movement includes 37 Wildlife Trusts in England, five in Wales and a Trust for each of Scotland, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man and Alderney - each with its own Board of Trustees