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Treasurer Lead

About QSC:
The Queer Surf Club is a global community of LGBTQ+ surfers and allies. We're driven by our purpose of creating inclusive surfing to save our oceans. We know the more people we can get into the ocean, the more people that are passionate about saving them. We host meetups to bring people from across all different identities to the ocean and to teach people how to surf. Surfing level is irrelevant here, so whether you’re a pro, or yet to take your first lesson - if you’re drawn to the waves, you’re a surfer. In our next chapter of QSC, we will deepen the impact of our work - from our own, mobile surf school and instructors, to surf subsidy programs that reach more individuals who would benefit from it, to creative and disruptive activism that shakes up the surf industry to benefit underrepresented identities & our environment.

Roles of our trustees 
All of our trustee leads are volunteer roles,
with both a collective and individual focus, depending on their role or scope.

Our Trustee Council exists too:

● Ensure QSC is carrying out its purposes for the community’s benefit
● Comply with the QSC governing document and the law
● Act in the communities best interests
● Manage the QSC resources responsibly
● Ensure QSC is accountable to its commitments & goals

The general role of a QSC trustee is to:

● Support QSC by carrying out their role responsibilities
● Ensure QSC is carrying out its purposes for the community’s benefit
● Comply with the QSC governing document
● Act in the communities best interests
● Manage the QSC resources responsibly, maintaining proper financial control and ensure
QSC applies it’s resources exclusively in accordance with its mission and objectives
● Act with reasonable care and skill
● Ensure QSC is accountable to its commitments & goals
● Be an ambassador and representative of QSC, trustees and the community
● Support operational management of QSC, and support outside of their given role
responsibilities as and if needed
● Manage any relevant volunteers, contracts and their experience, upholding a rewarding,
inclusive and enjoyable volunteer culture

● To ensure risk assessments for relevant aspects of QSC work are carried out

Trustee Expectations:

● Meet once a month with the entire team, and as needed with smaller, cross functional trustees
● Make decisions with QSC’s best interests in mind, and collectively when needed
● Work async & collaboratively outside of meetings over Slack, to ensure projects and
actions move at speed
● Trustees will be expected to undertake or coordinate activities related to their area of
responsibility between meetings. This will be a variable time commitment depending on the role, for example at least 3 hours a week for the Chair and Treasurer, and a
minimum of 6 hours a month for other roles (in addition to meeting related time outlined above). Time commitment may fluctuate on busy periods.
● Initial tenure of post is three years, which may be followed by additional terms upon
application. Co-option for one year initially may be considered in particular

Treasurer Lead

Areas of focus: 

  • Provide financial leadership to the council of trustees, offering insights and recommendations on financial planning, budgeting, and investment decisions

  • Prepare annual financial statements in accordance with CIC regulations, and ensure timely completion of annual review

  • Manage and lead on budgeting for all QSC initiatives

  • Lead on and develop the implementation of the non-profits financial policies, ensuring compliance with CIC regulations and above-industry best practices

  • Providing guidance and guardrails to enable QSC to grow and scale effectively

  • Develop and present quarterly financial reports at council meetings, providing clear & concise updates on QSC accounts. Includes the following quarters & monthly budget and account management

  • Lead and on fundraising initiatives, applications and grants

  • Keep ahead of financial trends, legal requirements, and best practices in the non-profit sector, sharing relevant insights with the council & team

  • Monitor and assess the CICs financial health, identifying risks and opportunities and recommending appropriate actions.

  • Ensure transparency and accountability in financial matters, promoting ethical practices and adherence to financial policies.

Essential Skills

  • Commitment to anti-racism, anti-transphobia, anti-ableism and social justice

  • Self motivated 

  • Resilient - fearless in taking risks, accepting setbacks and moving forward

  • Experience managing accounts for CICs and/or Charities

  • Proficient in CIC and/or Charity financial legislation

  • Manage and leading on budgeting

Desirable Skills/Experience

  • Experience working within in non-profit (charitable or C.I.C) sector

  • Experiencing working within a cross functional team, especially navigating change and collaborative decision making


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