LJAG is recruiting a Treasurer!

To take the financial lead in this exciting and growing local charity.

About us

Loughborough Junction Action Group (LJAG) is a volunteer-led  social action charity based in Loughborough Junction with the mission to make Loughborough Junction a great place to live and work. We run projects which bring people together, reduce isolation and increase understanding and trust. These are: The Platform Cafe, a community cafe offering free meals for those in need and an employability programme for young people facing challenges in their lives; Loughborough Farm, a community food project growing fruit and vegetables for the Cafe, volunteers and the wider community; Grove Adventure Playground, a playground with some of the most adventurous structures in London serving one of the most deprived communities in London; and Craft Workshops at Carnegie Library teaching machine sewing, knitting and crochet.

More about us!

We are largely grant dependent but are working on a strategy to generate a higher level of income from our projects and activities; streamlining and improving our processes and systems, including implementing Xero; and more.  We have a book-keeper who is transformimg our financial processes.

Why we need you!

We are looking for a Treasurer with a financial qualification or experience with a passion for making a real impact on the lives of local people to join our board as a trustee.

The Treasurer will provide oversight of the charity’s financial management to include:

    • contributing to plans to build funded and earned income
    • reporting the financial position at regular board meetings
    • assisting the project teams to produce robust budgets
    • working  with the book-keeper to ensure financial procedures and controls are in place
    • helping the board appraise the financial viability of plans, proposals and feasibility studies
    • preparing the annual financial report and liaising with our independent examiner
    • acting as a signatory on payments and 
    • helping us drive our work forward.

Time commitment

At least 2 days a month.  

Formal, evening trustee meetings take place every 3 months, and we will set up a finance and governance sub-committee which will also meet once a quarter.

Interested! Please see below for details of how to apply.

Want an informal chat?

For an informal chat about the role ring our chair Anthea Masey on 07799 621 582 or contact her via email at  [email protected]

To apply

Send a CV and short covering letter to  [email protected]  There will be a short interview with 2 trustees and the project leads.

Latest News

Goodbye to Emily

Best of luck to Lougborough Farm’s original grow leader, Emily who is moving on to life in the country after 9 years of working and growing at the Farm. She will be hugely missed and we wish her all the best.

Cooking and Storytelling Workshop at The Platform Cafe Sunday 28 May 2-6pm

For women of migrant backgrounds to come together and share food, recipes and stores of home, migration and belonging.
The Platform, 2 Ridgeway Rd, London SW9 7AH. For more information contact Natasha Dyer-Williams +447590024387  

DIY Compost building workshop at Loughborough Farm

1pm – 4pm This project to improve a neglected corner of Wyck Gardens has been fused by Groundwork. No DIY experience needed, all tools provided.

Latest Events

London Festival of Architecture – Events at Loughborough Farm 10 June 2023

A month long celebration of architecture & city-making, taking place every June across London. Common Gardens is an event series between Loughborough Farm and South Bank University. Click through to Eventbrite for a day of workshops at the Farm including composting workshop. DIY renewable energy, laughter yoga, Kids planting workshop and DIY.

Volunteer needed at The Grove Adventure Playground

Passionate about children’s play?  LJAG is looking for a volunteer for Grove  Adventure Playground, our magical playground in Gordon Grove, who loves a spreadsheet.  The volunteer’s job will be to collect data on registrations (we are going electronic), attendance at our playground and its various projects. Commitment:  around 2 hours a week.  If you would like to come in for a chat please contact [email protected]

LJAG is looking for volunteers to help water and care for the planters on Coldhabour Lane.

LJAG and Father Nature are looking to recruit a volunteer crew happy to turn out regularly to help maintain and beautify the planters along Coldharbour Lane. Get in touch by emailing [email protected] and we will be in touch.