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.

Time commitment

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.

Application process

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

email to:

Laura Harrison

Trust for London

4 Chiswell Street



Shortlisted candidates will be informed by 16th October 2019.

Application documents

Job description (Trustee) 63.5 KB

Structure and governance 290.0 KB

Further details (Trustee) 66.1 KB

Background reading

You can find out more about the work of the trust by looking at the following pages and documents:

Strategic Plan 2018-2020

Key Facts

Funding Guidelines 2018-22

Annual Review 2018

Annual Report and Consolidated Financial Statements 2018

If you would like any further information, please contact Laura Harrison to arrange an informal conversation with the Chief Executive.

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