4 May 2021

Board position Treasurer

The Green Lab Christchurch City, Canterbury

Job Description

Are you looking to contribute your skills to a purpose driven non-profit organisation?

The Green Lab creates urban green spaces and events that support strong social connections and promote wellbeing in Ōtautahi Christchurch. Our organisation began as a post-quake, volunteer-driven organisation called Greening the Rubble and has been a Trust since 2013.  

With a successful rebrand to The Green Lab under our belts, and recent streamlining of operational systems, the organisation is in an exciting time of growth and development. We are currently seeking a Treasurer to join our Trust Board, to lend their skills and shape our evolution as we undertake strategic planning. 

The Treasurer plays an integral role in overseeing the organisation’s finances and as such The Green Lab board is seeking someone with professional accounting experience and a working knowledge of accounting software Xero. An interest in philanthropy and charities compliance will be a benefit. The Green Lab is based in Ōtautahi, Christchurch, and would value interest from a local candidate, but this is not a requirement. 

Candidates with or without prior board experience are welcome; support can be provided. 

Treasurer Responsibilities:

General financial oversight of the organisation
Financial reporting & controls 
General Responsibilities:

attending monthly board meetings 
provide some strategic guidance and advice to the operations team
managing strong internal and external relationships
Key Relationships:

Board Chairperson, Secretary, and other Trustees
Programme Director and Business Development Consultant 
External Auditor

Ideally, the treasurer will be available to assist with End of Year Financial reports as well – details to be negotiated with the successful candidate. 


How to Apply

Applications should include a CV and a short statement outlining your interests in the role. Please email your application to Programme Director Khye Hitchcock with “Treasurer Vacancy” in the subject line. If you have any questions about the position or application process, please contact Khye via email [email protected]

Job Category: Accounting/Finance. Job Type: Board position. Job Salary: Voluntary.

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