We’re seeking a Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees

We’re seeking a skilled, enthusiastic and forward-thinking individual with financial or accounting qualifications and experience to join the Board of Trustees as our new Treasurer.

Love Leeds Parks is a registered charity and forms part of a growing network of UK parks foundations. We support improvements to public parks and green spaces in Leeds for the benefit of residents and visitors to the city.

There are 70 public parks in Leeds ranging from the larger ‘city parks’ like Roundhay, Middleton, Temple Newsam and Golden Acre, to local community parks such as Cross Flatts, Bramley, Horsforth Hall, East End and Springhead.  Green spaces include cemeteries, nature reserves, public rights of way, recreation grounds and woodland.

We work in partnership with Leeds City Council who own and manage much of the public green space in Leeds, and Leeds Parks and Green Spaces Forum which provides a voice for communities who care about local green spaces. 

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Reviewing and protecting the charity’s financial status
  • Writing and presenting reports of the charity’s current and forecasted financial position
  • Handling receipts, banking and protection of charity’s funds, securities and financial products
  • Understanding and enforcing compliance with industry regulations and tax legislation
  • Anticipating borrowing needs and available funds for investment
  • Negotiating terms of loans and overdrafts with lenders and creditors
  • Contributing to the development of financial strategies and policies
  • Performing risk assessments on various charity projects.

Personal qualities:  Passion and commitment; communication and interpersonal skills; analytical skills; ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team.

Desirable:  Experience of charity finance and governance, fundraising and working with or as part of a Board of Trustees.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV to Love Leeds Parks, Farnley Hall, Farnley Hall Park, Hall Lane, Leeds LS12 5HA or email: info@loveleedsparks.org.uk

Closing Date:  13th July 2022

For further info contact:  Lynda Kitching  (01943 884466)   E-mail: rogerandlynda@guiseley.co.uk