Treasurer for charity addressing global food & nutrition challenges

Job Title: Treasurer for charity addressing global food & nutrition challenges
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wokingham
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: J75690
Contact Name: Rachel Ord
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 15, 2021 12:19

Job Description is an educational charity that helps researchers work effectively with trustworthy, high quality science. We publish a database curated by inhouse experts and provide various training services. 

Help us support food & nutrition researchers addressing global food security and sustainability challenges.


What will you be doing?

We wish to recruit a treasurer with a background in senior finance roles covering financial management, investment and defined benefit pension schemes. The role involves [1] contributing to the strategic direction of our organisation and [2] ensuring that management are delivering relevant and effective support to scientists, technologists and engineers around the world.

This is a voluntary role that involves attending quarterly meetings and providing occasional advice and support. Attendance can be virtual, but we prefer the Treasurer to attend at least one meeting in person each year. Travel and accommodation expenses will be provided. Our offices are 25 minutes from London, Heathrow.


What are we looking for?

  • Objectivity, fairness, integrity, respect, wisdom, discretion and good judgement
  • A commitment to act solely in the best interests of IFIS without regard to personal interest or benefit
  • Readiness to take and be accountable for decisions made
  • The necessary time to be an effective trustee
  • High level of enthusiasm and motivation
  • A good team player
  • No significant potential conflicts of interest


What's in it for the volunteer?

You can make a huge difference not only to our organisation, but to food scientists and researchers globally. 


Time commitment

Board meetings are held quarterly, and advice will be sought occasionally through the year. Time commitment is estimated to be 5-6 days per year.


A few more details

Trustees are appointed for a three-year term. This can be renewed by mutual agreement. No previous experience of serving on a Board is required as we will provide training.


How to apply

Applications are through the Reach platform.