Help lead our work powering philanthropy across North East England
Chair of the Foundation’s Board of trustees
The Community Foundation is a leading regional charity with a strong national profile. Our mission is to grow giving and philanthropy by matching generous people with important community causes. Every year we award millions of pounds in grants to small, local charities through funds set up by our generous donors. Since March 2020, we’ve been at the forefront of the community response to Covid-19.
We are looking for a new chair to lead our Board of trustees from October 2021. Like us, you’ll have a love for and strong connection with the region. You’ll share our love for North East England, our passion for the work of small, local charities and our enthusiasm for charitable giving and philanthropy. You’ll be keen to support our vision, ambition and goals. You’ll have time to commit to this as a primary non-executive role, and you’ll bring understanding of governance, chairing and working across sectors. You’ll be comfortable speaking publicly, and you’ll be able to work effectively with senior paid staff. You do not need to have a fund with us, but you should be willing to pledge to support us in line with your personal means, wishes and circumstances, as this will be important to your advocacy role.
The role is not remunerated, but travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses are covered when on Foundation business.
To find out more, visit our website and download the application pack for the chair.
We are keen to broaden the diversity of our Board, so welcome applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people; disabled people and people under 50.
Deadline for applications: 12 noon on 12 April 2021
Shortlisted applicants notified by: 5pm on 26 April 2021
Panel interviews: 7 or 13 May 2021 (mornings)
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.