Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

At a glance


  • Social media marketing
  • Digital and IT strategy
  • Digital Trustees
  • Web design (including UX/UI)
  • Financial management


London, SE1 7JB
Mainly at home


Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month


31 Aug 2024

London Catalyst was established in 1873 to help the ‘sick and poor of London’ . It is a charity that provides grants to support community health projects and to assist people in financial need. 

What will you be doing?

 Along with fellow trustees, you will share responsibility for overseeing the charity and setting strategy. The Board meets four times a year, late afternoon., at our office at Waterloo, or via video conferencing. Trustees also serve on sub committees for Grants and Finance. Visits to projects, often shared with other trustees, are encouraged to help a better understanding of the groups we fund.

What are we looking for?

Our trustees are keen to maintain a diverse Board that understands the lives of the communities we support through our grant making. We are seeking trustees with knowledge and experience of financial investment, marketing, Digital/IT or social media/communications. You don’t need previous charity experience, we can help with training and there is the option of buddying up with a trustee. We welcome applications from all interested candidates, and further encourage applications from Black, minority ethnic or refugee communities and people with disability who are currently under-represented on the Board. 

What difference will you make?


Volunteering in this role offers an exciting opportunity to learn new skills but can be unfamiliar at first. To help you settle in we can arrange for you to meet with fellow trustees, observe meetings and visit organisations we have funded. Further training and support can be arranged following appointment and as requested. Travel and training expenses can be claimed. There are other benefits too, as a trustee you can:


Ø  Make a difference to the health and wellbeing of Londoners

Ø  Help tackle poverty and inequality

Ø  Learn how charities and civic society operate

Ø  Help us reflect the communities we serve


Ø  Match good causes to our charitable aims

Ø  Participate in events: collaborate, fundraise, assist at the AGM

Ø  Develop management skills and gain experience at a board level

Before you apply

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further, without commitment at this stage, please contact us via Reach.. If you would like to be considered for the position, please submit a CV with a short statement about why you would like to join the charity.

  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Mental health
  • Physical disabilities
  • Poverty relief
  • Organisation type: 

    London Catalyst is an independent grant-making charity. Formerly known as the ‘Metropolitan Hospital-Sunday Fund’, it was established in 1873 when the Lord Mayor invited faith and hospital leaders...