Trustees

Trustees

Trustee/Governor
J97461
At a glance

Skills

  • Financial management
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning

Where

York, YO1 8QG
Mainly at home

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
one day per month, average. Board Meetings are held four times per year in central London

Deadline

22 Jul 2024

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Friends Provident Foundation is seeking new Trustees to help guide our programmes of giving and investment, which aim to build a fair and sustainable economy in the UK. 

What will you be doing?

We are particularly seeking perspectives that may challenge conventional thinking and would like to hear from people with an active interest in how the economy works and who have a drive to shape society.

You will need to be committed to our ambitious mission of using all our assets to bring about the change we wish to see. We are seeking to appoint more than one Trustee and are particularly interested to hear from people with one or more of the following areas of experience: financial management; social investment and/or investment; working in the voluntary sector; Equity Diversity and Inclusion; systems change. You will be willing to apply your skills and experience in regular Trustee meetings, share your insights, be willing to learn from those we work with as well as make a creative contribution as a Trustee. All Trustees work closely with the Foundation’s staff to achieve our objectives and you will need to commit on average one day a month to the Foundation’s business.

We wish to add to the Board from a wide pool of applicants and welcome people of colour, disabled people and those from a working-class background or with experience of poverty or any other disadvantage. We are seeking diversity of perspective, background, physical abilities, ethnicities and class background and welcome applicants from all age groups and all nations in the UK.

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee of  Friends Provident Foundation but anticipate barriers to your participation, we would still like to hear from you. Please get in touch with us to discuss your situation.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for people who have:

 

  • A commitment to the objectives and values of the Foundation
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibility and liabilities of Trusteeship
  • A willingness to engage with issues with an open mind
  • An ability to think creatively
  • The courage and willingness to speak your mind
  • The time to contribute fully to the Foundation’s work
  • An ability to work effectively as a team member

     

    Our work would be strengthened by particular skills and professional or life experience, including:

     

  •  knowledge of policy and practice in the Foundation’s current programme
  • charity operations including financial management
  • expertise or a strong interest in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • a long/deep understanding of systems change, disrupting unhelpful power dynamics and/or economics systems change
  • social investment
  • a breadth of understanding around investment and investment analysis being a grant applicant and/or recipient

What difference will you make?

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our Board of Trustees and help guide the foundation in its ambition to support change for fair and sustainable economy in the UK. Through its focus on economic systems change, the foundation operates in a relatively uncrowded space. This is a chance to be part of an organisation that is a catalyst for wider change, working to make an impact through continuous experimentation and shared learning.

Before you apply

Please apply via the Reach platform. 

Causes
  • Financial inclusion
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    Friends Provident Foundation is an independent charity that makes grants and uses its endowment towards a fair and sustainable economic system that serves people and planet. We connect, fund,...