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Treasurer Director

Bosavern Community Farm

Hours: Various
Salary: This is a voluntary role
Location: Bosavern Community Farm

This is a rare opportunity to join the great team at Bosavern; an award-winning community-owned farm with a strong track record.
A good handover period is guaranteed, shadowing our current Treasurer.

Bosavern Community Farm is owned by Bosavern Community Enterprises Ltd; a charitable Community Benefit Society (CBS), wholly owned by community Shareholders, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under the 2014 Cooperative and Community Benefit Society Act.

Our existing Treasurer has been with us for 3 ½ years and is happy to provide support and a thorough hand-over to ensure a smooth transition to a new appointee.

Bosavern Community Farm earns its principal income from commercial activity, supplemented by donations, and grants on an ad hoc basis. Its main commercial lines are veg-box sales, its farm shop, farmer’s markets, and sales to cafes and restaurants. It is VAT registered but is exempt from corporation tax.

Main Purpose of Role

The Treasurer’s principal role is to advise the Board on financial and commercial issues, both strategic and practical.

This includes:

  • Timely and accurate financial information to enable the Board to understand the
    financial position of the Farm, and to aid appropriate decision making.
  • Creation of an annual budget which is agreed with key stakeholders.
  • Oversight of the Farm’s cash position.
  • Overseeing the writing of the annual report and accounts and ensuring the timely
    submission of the accounts and annual FCA return.
  • Assisting in grant applications and strategic plans.
  • Be the named holder of the Farm’s debit card.
  • Annual negotiation of NFU insurance policy.
  • With the Finance Officer (see below) be responsible for the Farm’s bank

Interested parties are invited to arrange an informal conversation before applying with Katie Kirk (Chair & CDO) on 07946746396.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role by midnight on 23rd April, addressed to Katie Kirk (Chair & CDO):