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Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
Brixton, London (Greater)
Voluntary Role
Closing date
3 Mar 2024

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Charity and not for profit, Environment
Salary band
Part Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home

We are currently looking for a Voluntary Treasurer to sit on the Board of Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses and help us manage the finances.

Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses (BPCG) is a beautiful community garden situated in the middle of Brockwell Park in Herne Hill. (include website address)  We are a registered charity (and a registered company limited by guarantee) and fully committed to diversity and inclusivity and we would like our board of trustees to reflect this.

We employ three part-time staff who offer a wide range of volunteering opportunities in our garden, an education programme for local schools and families as well as a programme of adult work-shops in horticulture, woodworking, preserving and fermentation and crafts. Our new Barn provides a wonderful indoor space for our music and community events with a large teaching kitchen, classroom and toilet facilities.

This voluntary position as Treasurer and Trustee is done for the most part at any time of day. However, an ability to do a small part of this during normal office hours would also be useful.  In addition, trustees meet monthly in the evenings from 6.30 to 8 at the Greenhouses.

Our Treasurer has overall responsibility for our finances and management responsibility for a volunteer who does our book-keeping and supports our three part time staff. Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Presenting monthly financial reports and annual report to the AGM
  • Ensuring that the accounts are prepared and presented in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies, for example the Charity Commission and/or the Registrar of Companies.
  • Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place.
  • Liaising with other Trustees and paid staff to prepare annual budgets 
  • Advising on the financial implications of strategic plans
  • Ensuring that there is no conflict between any investment held and the aims and objects of the charity
  • Keeping the Board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities, including its reserves policy

We are looking for candidates with experience in the following:

  • Financial qualifications and proven experience from either and/or commercial or NGO sector.
  • The charity is VAT registered. Experience of preparing and reviewing quarterly returns (partial exemption and capital good scheme calculations is not necessary and can be taught by the existing Treasurer)
  • Experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes and the financial requirements of a company limited by guarantee and its trading subsidiary.
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks would be helpful.

Expressions of interests should be sent to the  When doing so please describe why you would like to apply and what skills and experience you could bring to the role.


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