Our vision is a zero carbon society, built by and for the people of the UK. As our treasurer you will be the lead adviser at board level on financial matters.
What will you be doing?
The board currently comprises 11 trustees with a range of expertise from campaigning, business, science, engineering and fundraising.
As treasurer we’re looking for you to support our co-director (strategic development) and chair to help set and steer the board on financial matters.
We have grown significantly in recent years, with the majority of our income coming from trusts and foundations. We are keen to diversify income streams and strengthen reserves in line with our policy of maintaining reserves at four to eight months of unrestricted expenditure. As a member of the board you’ll help us to build on this success by providing financial leadership and support to staff.
We’re looking for someone that is excited about the opportunity to work with an innovative climate charity and who has experience working with a growing organisation.
What are we looking for?
You’ll need some board or governance experience, even if it’s not in the charity sector.You don’t need experience of climate change work - we simply want interest, commitment and the expertise you can bring to the table.
Everyone applying to be a trustee at Possible must be able to speak to the following criteria:
- Passionate about tackling the climate crisis.
- Demonstrable enthusiasm for Possible's approach to climate action.
- Can devote time, enthusiasm and effort to the duties and responsibilities of being a trustee.
- Commitment to Possible’s values and ongoing anti-oppression work.
- Independent judgement and willingness to ask questions and challenge.
As we’re looking for a treasurer, we’re also looking for someone that has the following:
- Financial and/or business experience with a thorough understanding of accounting principles and good financial analysis skills.
- Adept at interpreting financial statements and reports, and ability to draw out strategic implementation from them in a medium-sized charity.
- Understanding of the accounting and legal framework for UK charities.
We celebrate difference and encourage everyone to join us, no matter your background. We would welcome more representation from people under 35 and over 65, those from a working class background, those who are Black, Asian or from other ethnic minorities, as well as people who can represent views of people living in Scotland, Wales and the South West of England. We are also keen to include someone with experience of living with a disability in our board.
What difference will you make?
As Possible’s treasurer you will be the lead adviser at board level on financial matters. And as one of Possible’s trustees you’ll provide on-going strategic direction, critical challenge and helping hands to ensure we continue to land our work with the size of impact the climate crisis demands.
The role of a treasurer in a medium-sized charity is critical, they have oversight of the day to day finances, help keep us on track financially, keep us viable and help us plan for the future. Treasurers also have the power to approve or disallow board decisions, based on our financial situation, so the impact you'll have is huge.
Ultimately, trustees are legally responsible for Possible, and make final decisions about how it is run. You’ll work with the other trustees to make balanced and adequately informed decisions about the long term and short term health of the charity.
This is a vital role, helping ensure we can continue to create era-defining climate action. As our treasurer, you will have a real opportunity to offer your unique skill set to help the strategic progression of the charity.
Before you apply
Please apply through Reach in the first instance. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete our additional application form.