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Volunteer Trustee - Finance

Share Bristol


Posted over 30 days ago...

Our vision is that everybody shares. Join us at Bristol and South Gloucestershire's Libraries of Things to help us protect the environment and support local communities, through providing the things people need to live their lives.


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Bristol, BS3 4ER

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

We’re at an exciting time in our journey, as our Kingswood library is well established, although still needing to attract more members, and we look towards opening a second site - in Bedminster. So, we are seeking to enhance our Trustee team to bring in new skills and expertise in the areas we are currently lacking. As a Trustee, you will be part of a team leading Share Bristol as we ensure our organisation is as good as it can be, and consider our strategy for the future, whilst listening to our local community, being inclusive, and responding to local demand. We already make a difference in many ways, including reduction in waste, creating more space in homes and giving people better access to things, but could do more! We've just become a charity, and we're looking for a Trustee to lead our finances - doing everything from paying the odd bill to preparing our end of year accounts. All of our Trustees have different areas of work that we are responsible for, and we support and value each other's different skills.   We are looking for Trustees who complement our existing skills and experience to make us a fully rounded team of experts who will ensure we are financially sustainable and making an impact in the local community and beyond. Our team is friendly and welcoming, and some are able to give a lot of time, others a lot of expertise. We’re a flexible bunch who meet once a quarter at the moment, but communicate frequently between meetings and see each other informally at the Library of Things, along with our ever-growing team of volunteers. All are welcome and we are particularly keen to hear from people belonging to groups who are under-represented in the environmental field.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone with a general finance background who can jump from dealing with invoices to drafting next year's budget.   If you are also knowledgeable about charity or company governance that would be a plus. 

What difference will you make?

As a Trustee with Share Bristol you will see first hand the pleasure that a Library of Things can bring to local people - from the dawning realisation that they will be able to access the things they need when you are explaining the concept to someone for the first time, to seeing someone come back to borrow time and time again as they work on a big project and tell you about its progress. Through our work we reduce the amount of goods that people buy, and the amount of packaging and eventually items that end up in landfill. We make accessing things affordable, bringing parties, DIY projects, deep cleaning and camping holidays within people's reach. And we help bring people together, through fostering a sense of community.  As a Trustee, you will be part of this, and help us increase our impact even more.    


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