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Current Vacancies

We’re looking for three passionate, strategic and forward-thinking individuals to join our Board of Trustees on our mission to support small and local charities across England and Wales

2018 saw the culmination of our four-year strategy which awarded £73 million worth of long-term grants and developmental support to 1,380 small and local charities to improve 142,000 lives. After a transformative period of growth, we’re excited to embark on the next step in our strategic plan and broaden the experience of the board with diverse and forward-thinking perspectives.

Being a Trustee is a deeply rewarding experience which promises to change the lives of those facing complex social issues across England and Wales. The ideal candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following:

  • A strong appreciation of the needs of communities (and especially the needs of disadvantaged people within them)
  • Specific expertise in one or more of the following:
    • Grant making and/or leadership of another substantial not for profit organisation
    • Expertise in welfare / mental health
    • Experience from the community and voluntary sector as well as an understanding of how government works on a national and local level
    • A champion of digital culture and its role and future function within charities

For more information about this exciting opportunity please refer to our trustee recruitment pack or visit

Closing date for applications: Midday on Thursday 10 October 2019

We are committed to working towards a society where people from every background can access the same resources, opportunities and power and have the chance to thrive. In our workforce, we are always looking to attract a diverse range of people who are excited to work for us, and creating a process that gives everyone a fair opportunity to do so, regardless of their background. We are also committed to ensuring staff feel included, supported and able to thrive in a workplace that supports health, wellbeing and respects and celebrates diversity. Read more.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Do you accept prospective applications for staff vacancies?

Due to the high volume of applications for the roles we have on offer, we are unable to receive prospective applications, however all roles will be advertised above when they arise.

What benefits are offered to staff? 

Some of the benefits we offer to staff include:

  • A competitive salary
  • Comprehensive Training & Development initiatives and support 
  • Generous annual leave (25–30 days pa + statutory days)
  • Pension
  • Private medical insurance
  • Season ticket loan or car allowance (as appropriate)
  • Empathy – Employee Assistance programme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Flexible working (part time, home working, job share etc.) 

Do you accept prospective applications for Trustee vacancies?

Our Trustees serve in a voluntary capacity and are appointed for terms of three years. Vacancies are publicly advertised and all correspondence should be sent to the Foundation. Please do not send applications direct to Trustees.

Can adjustments be made as part of the recruitment process for someone with a disability or long-term health condition?  

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

If you need any reasonable adjustments for any part of the recruitment process please let us know, in confidence, to discuss these. You can email or call 0370 411 1223

What is your recruitment privacy policy? 

Read our Recruitment Privacy Statement for more details on how we manage your information during the recruitment process.