Trustee positions x 4
The Trust is seeking to appoint four new Trustees to join its board during 2020.
Closing Date: 5pm on 4th October 2019
Interview dates: 22nd October 2019
The Trust makes grants tackling poverty and inequality totaling around £10 million each year and at any one time it is supporting up to 300 organisations; funding independent research; and providing knowledge and expertise on London’s social issues to policymakers and journalists. It is able to fund this work because it has an endowment of £321 million.
What we're looking for
Our Trustees govern the organisation and we are currently seeking to recruit four new individuals to join our Trustee Board. We are inviting applications from people with skills in property investment/asset management, public relations/communication skills, Human Resources management and legal expertise (particularly charity law). Given the context within which the Trust works and funds, knowledge and experience of social policy would be desirable.
Candidates should be passionate about promoting effective approaches to tackling poverty and inequality in London. The Trust is committed to ensuring that its work at all levels reflects the diversity of London. We are keen to have Board members that have lived experience of poverty and disadvantage in addition to the relevant skills.
The Board meets four times a year and Trustees are encouraged to serve on at least two of the Board's committees, including a Grants Committee. The overall time commitment is between six and ten days a year. The Trust is based near Moorgate, London EC1 where all meetings are held. Trustees are not paid but reasonable out of pocket expenses are met.
Trustees are appointed for five years initially, renewable for a further five year term of office. Full details of the role are available in the documents below.
Applications should be made enclosing a CV and a covering letter detailing your suitability for the post and the particular skills you hope to bring to the Trust.
Applications should be marked Private and Confidential and sent either by post or
Trust for London
4 Chiswell Street
Shortlisted candidates will be informed by 16th October 2019.
Application documentsJob description (Trustee) 63.5 KB Structure and governance 290.0 KB Further details (Trustee) 66.1 KB
You can find out more about the work of the trust by looking at the following pages and documents:
If you would like any further information, please contact Laura Harrison LHarrison@trustforlondon.org.uk to arrange an informal conversation with the Chief Executive.
From our Twitter
We are looking for four new trustees with experience in #PropertyInvestment , #PR , #HR and/or #CharityLaw to join us in our mission to tackle poverty & inequality across #London . Help us to spread the opportunity far & wide. Deadline 4th Oct, details here http://bit.ly/2lsdHw62 Sep 2019
It’s not just the ‘North versus #London ’ - it can’t be ignored that the capital has the highest levels of poverty compared to any other UK region. This level of #inequality and this narrative benefits nobody, least of all low income Londoners https://bit.ly/2mqOFxY22 Sep 2019
New @hubbubUK research as part of its #AirWeShare campaign & ahead of London’s 1st #CarFreeDay tomorrow says more than two thirds of workers believe employers should take responsibility to ensure the air their staff breathes in the workplace is safe https://bit.ly/2kLnddV21 Sep 2019
Are you passionate about tackling poverty and inequality in London? Join me as a Trustee of @trustforlondon . We're looking for four new Board members with a strong interest in social justice and expertise in HR, PR/comms, investments, and law. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/about/vacancies/trustee-positions-x-4/ …20 Sep 2019