TreeSisters is looking for an inspiring individual to join our committed board of Trustees as an experienced Finance Trustee. We are looking for someone who will be hands-on in guiding the charity and be available to provide advice on an adhoc basis as well as attend scheduled meetings.
The applicant will be expected to demonstrate relevant qualifications and experience as this role will involve maintaining an overview of the financial affairs at an exciting time of expansion and increasing global visibility for the charity. We would be looking to the Finance Trustee to support the Board in ensuring effective financial controls are in place commensurate with risk and to oversee sound monitoring and reporting on the financial health of TreeSisters by the finance function.
Finance is managed day to day by the charity Finance Manager. We would be looking to you to establish and lead the Finance sub-committee to support the process of accounting and audit, financial control and compliance. We expect the role to require 2-3 hours per week, however, there are lots of projects that the new Trustee would be welcome to be part of should their time commitment allow.
To apply for this post, please send your contact details, your CV reflecting appropriate qualifications and experience and a letter stating why you are suitable for the post, what attracts you to this role and what your availability is. Please send your CV and cover letter to email@example.com
Key responsibilities include:
We are looking for applicants with experience, knowledge, skills and attributes as follows:
Legal and Organisational
By applying for the role, you will be affirming that you are not disqualified by law from acting as a trstee. Trustees are appointed for a term of 3 years and are then eligible for re-appointment.
In addition to Trustees’ legal duties, we ask all Trustees to:
The board meets virtually for half-day Board meetings quarterly with at least one face to face meeting per year. There is some sub-committee work which takes place mainly on the alternating month.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
TreeSisters believe that diverse boards strengthen society. We are enthusiastically committed to a long term, ongoing, organisation-wide journey of transforming systemic racism within our work. We invite applications from people who would like to both experience and play a part in this journey. We welcome applications from BIPOC. As an organisation, we have committed to playing our part in dismantling systemic racism and making our team and network as inclusive as possible.
TreeSisters values your perspective and experience regardless of sexual orientation, gender, religion, spiritual practise, belief system, physical ability, formal education and background. We are committed to equal opportunity employment and we want to hear from you if you feel inspired to apply to TreeSisters.
Who Are We?
TreeSisters is a UK registered social change and reforestation charity that places tropical restoration into everyone’s hands. Through individuals and businesses that give back to Nature every month, TreeSisters has so far funded the planting of over 22 million trees across 12 locations in Brazil, Borneo, Cameroon, India, Kenya, Mozambique, Madagascar, Nepal and West Papua.
Our vision is a world in which it is normal for everyone to protect and restore themselves and their world. Our mission is to rapidly accelerate tropical reforestation by inspiring and channelling women’s Nature-based feminine leadership into local and global action.