Spring newsletter 2023

Computer generated image of proposed planting scheme for Jubilee Gardens with tiered planting adding height and interest.

Our spring newsletter 2023 is live with news about our tree management approach and trees planted and removed recently, plans for our playground to be extended, updates on safety and security in the Gardens as well as our plans to enhance biodiversity.

Plus, save the date for our Summer Garden party on 14th June.

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Spring bulbs planted by volunteers

Yesterday some fantastic volunteers from Tideway planted over 6,500 spring bulbs including Crocus and Scilla in Jubilee Gardens. Bulbs usually take a couple of years to get established so we won’t see the full benefit immediately but in years to come these should bring us spring blooms which help herald the end of gloomy winter.

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Thank you to the volunteer team for all your hard work and to our friends at Bankside Open Spaces Trust for facilitating the connection!

Volunteer Role: Treasurer

Volunteer Treasurer – Jubilee Gardens Trust

  • Location: South Bank, Greater London (Hybrid)
  • Unpaid role, expenses paid
  • Voluntary, 0.5-1 day per month

Job description

Jubilee Gardens Trust, the local charity responsible for Jubilee Gardens on London’s South Bank, is looking for a volunteer Treasurer to join the Trustee board. Jubilee Gardens is one of the busiest green spaces in the country, with 7m-8m users each year pre-Covid, a turnover of c.£0.5m pa, and reserves of c.£1.5m. The board is made up of representatives of local resident organisations, local businesses and adjoining landowners including Shell and Southbank Centre.

Our new Treasurer is likely to be a qualified Accountant with an understanding of Charity SORP, to chair the Trust’s Finance Committee and to lead the Board’s duty to ensure proper accounting records are kept, financial resources are controlled and invested in line with governance, legal and regulatory requirements. The role is one of oversight, not day-to-day management – the Trust has a service contract which provides qualified staff to manage its financial affairs.

This is a volunteer role, though reasonable expenses can be reimbursed. The Board meets four times a year, and the Finance Committee six times a year, though the role will require some time outside these meetings. The Trust plays a significant role in the South Bank and Waterloo community and we believe that candidates would find the treasurer role interesting and rewarding. People from all backgrounds are welcomed – the Trust aspires to have a diverse board reflecting its users and communities.

The following would be desirable:

  • A qualified Accountant/Treasurer – chartered level preferred
  • Ideally with some experience of working in the charities sector – not essential
  • Auditing and risk management skills and experience
  • Good understanding of Charity SORP

Please apply via Charity Job here 

The deadline for applications is 30th March 2022 at 23:59.

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