1. Creekside Education Trust

Treasurer Trustee


We have a fantastic team of passionate, knowledgeable staff and volunteers who manage a full programme of conservation and education work and run exciting and varied activities and events throughout the year.

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Who we are

We are based on a small site on the banks of Deptford Creek in South East London and offer a unique opportunity to safely access and explore the river bed at low tide. The site is managed for wildlife and over 300 species of wildflowers have been recorded. The purpose built Creekside Discovery Centre opened in 2002 and is equipped with offices, a classroom and full facilities.

The role

The treasurer also has some specific responsibilities as outlined below:
• Working with the CET Manager, and in liaison with the book-keeper and the Independent Examiner,
to ensure the production of key financial documentation including the annual budget, the annual
statutory accounts and bi-monthly management accounts.
• Ensuring that the accounts are disclosed in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory
bodies, including the Charity Commission.
• Ensuring that the accounts are scrutinised in the manner required (independent examination or
audit) and any recommendations are implemented.
• Ensuring that the financial resources of the organisation meet its present and future needs, including
that the charity has an appropriate reserves policy, and contributing to the fund-raising strategy of
• To be a bank signatory for CET and authorise online payments.
• Ensuring that equipment and assets are adequately maintained and insured.
• Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place.
• Keeping the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities and supporting the board
to fulfil these.
• Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate investment policy and that there is no conflict between
any investment held and the aims and objects of the charity.
• Liaising with staff and volunteers about financial matters.
• Making a formal presentation of the accounts at the annual general meeting and drawing attention
to important points in a coherent and easily understandable way
• Advising on the financial implications of the organisation’s strategic plans

Supporting document(s)

  • trustee-recruitment-pack-creekside-education-trust---april-2024.pdf - Download
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