Treasurer, Board of Trustees

Blue Ventures

London or Bristol

Volunteer • Part Time

Sectors: marine conservation

Closing date: Friday, 2nd August 2024  

Thank you for your interest in the Treasurer position on the Board of Trustees at Blue Ventures Conservation. We are an award-winning marine conservation organisation rebuilding tropical fisheries in partnership with coastal communities.

Our mission is to unlock the potential of small-scale fishers to sustainably manage their resources. By listening to local needs, we design approaches that deliver triple wins - boosting marine biodiversity, improving food security, and enhancing livelihoods. Across 14 countries, our 300+ staff work hand-in-hand with fishing communities, supplying the tools and support they need to protect the oceans that sustain them.

Blue Ventures is at an exciting inflection point. After over 20 years of pioneering locally-led conservation, we are poised for transformative growth and impact at scale. We are seeking a strategic and financially savvy Treasurer to guide our financial governance and resource stewardship during this pivotal chapter.

As Treasurer, you will chair our board's Finance, Risk and Audit subcommittee and work closely with our executive team. You will provide oversight of our financial strategy, policies, reporting, and risk management. Your expertise will be invaluable in optimising how we allocate resources to advance our mission sustainably and effectively.

We are looking for a qualified accountant with a passion for our cause and proven non-profit financial leadership experience. The ideal candidate will deftly bridge technical financial management with insightful strategic guidance. You must be a team player committed to our values of community empowerment, passion, inclusivity, innovation, transparency and evidence-based decision making.

This is a unique opportunity to leverage your skills in service of game-changing marine conservation and community development work. I encourage you to review the full job description and apply if you are aligned with our mission and ready to roll up your sleeves. We would be honoured to have you join our board and lead our financial governance.

Together, we can realise our bold vision - a future of thriving oceans and prosperous, resilient coastal communities. I look forward to hearing from you.


Fiona Holmes

Chair, Board of Trustees

Location: Global, with a preference for nationals to apply from the countries in which Blue Ventures’ maintains central offices (UK, Kenya, Indonesia, Senegal, Madagascar)

Closing date for applications: 2nd August 2024, applications will be considered on a rolling basis

Contract status: Voluntary role

Start date: Immediately

Term: 2x 3 year term

Remuneration: Unremunerated

Time commitment: 4x board meetings per year, 4x committee meetings per year (both London), estimated additional time commitment of up to two days per month, required for ad-hoc meetings, review of documents, calls and other activities 

We rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities

Blue Ventures is a marine conservation organization that puts people first. We support coastal fishers in remote and rural communities to rebuild fisheries, restore ocean life and build lasting pathways to prosperity. Our work began two decades ago in Madagascar’s remote coastal communities and is growing globally. 

Across a dozen countries, we’re partnering with traditional fishers and community organizations to design, scale, strengthen and sustain fisheries management and conservation at the community level. We bring partners together in networks to advocate for reform, and share tools and best practices to support fishing communities across the globe. 

Summary job description

We are currently recruiting a Treasurer to lead our board’s oversight of Blue Ventures’ finances. This trustee position will chair our board’s finance subcommittee, and provide high-level support to our finance team. Blue Ventures’ Treasurer will monitor our financial performance and position through review of management accounts, cashflow, income streams, outgoing costs, and the overarching strategic management of the organisation’s financial resources.

The successful candidate will be a motivated, proactive and highly organised individual, and will demonstrate a proven track record of leadership in finance and leadership in governance, as well as exceptional written communications.

We are looking for an individual who is open to new ideas and embraces innovation. You will thrive in collegiate and inspiring environments and be able to demonstrate experience of working independently and solving complex problems in challenging situations.

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