Wednesday, 07 July 2021
FSC UK seeks new Treasurer
We are looking for a new member of the FSC UK board to act as Treasurer.
FSC is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC’s vision is that the world’s forests meet the social, ecological and economic rights and needs of the present generations without compromising those of future generations. FSC is a democratic organisation that is governed by members representing environmental, social and economic interests.
FSC UK promotes the FSC system, sets forest management standards for the UK by inputting into the UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS), and provides an information service. FSC UK (Ephesea UK) is a registered charity in England and Wales (No 1130203) and a non-profit making company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (No 06792524)
FSC UK is governed by its Trustees, who are also known as the FSC UK Board of Directors. Trustees stand for terms of three years and are assigned to one of the three chambers: economic, environmental and social. The aim shall be to achieve chamber balance with at least one trustee and, normally, no more than four trustees representing each of the three chambers.
We are seeking to elect a new trustee willing to act as Treasurer. As we aim for equal representation across the three chambers, we particularly encourage applicants representing economic or social interests. We are looking for someone who will:
- Bring professional experience as an accountant or treasurer and be understanding of the operations and working conditions of a small charity
- Provide oversight and advice on the charity’s finances.
- Liaise with the Executive Director and co-present accounts and financial statements at Board meetings and Annual Members’ Meetings
- Work with the Board to ensure appropriate financial systems and controls are in place.
In Pre-Covid times, we held three in-person board meetings per year. The frequency of meetings has been increased to five/six per year while face-to-face meetings are not possible, and these meetings are held online. You would be joining an engaged and experienced Board of Directors committed to helping ensure Forests For All Forever.
We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. The post of trustee is a voluntary one but reasonable expenses are reimbursed.
We encourage applications by 31st July 2021. If you are interested in learning more, please contact rosie at fsc-uk point org