Job description


Thank you for your interest in becoming part of Community Foundation for Lancashire Board of Directors.

As a Trustee/Director, you will play an integral role in leading the Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside, making a positive difference to the lives of thousands of vulnerable people throughout Merseyside and Lancashire.

The Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside is an independent charity, which promotes local giving to address local disadvantage. We help individuals, families, companies, charitable trusts and public sectors bodies to connect, support and invest in communities across Lancashire and Merseyside through strategic grant making.

The organisation started in 1999 in Merseyside and 2007 in Lancashire as two separate entities, sharing one back office, before merging in 2014. Since 1999, we have distributed in excess of £50 million to charities and community groups across Lancashire and Merseyside.

We are a member of UK Community Foundations, a network of 46 community foundations in the UK.


At the Trustee Away Day on 29th April 2019, Trustees assessed the board against the Charity Commission Governance Codes 7 Principles. When discussing Principle 6, Diversity, the Trustees agreed that there is a lack of diversity on the Board and when recruiting Board members in the future, diversity should play a key role in the decision-making process.

Merseyside and Lancashire’s BAME populations are approximately 7% and 10% respectively. In certain areas of Lancashire, the proportion of the population who are BAME is much higher, for instance in Blackburn with Darwen, 31% of the population is BAME and 20% of Preston and Pendle population are of the BAME community. Asian/Asian British is the largest minority ethnic group in Lancashire.

To begin rectifying the lack of diversity on the Board, CFLM will seek to recruit an individual in Lancashire from south Asian heritage, with the necessary skills and experience in the voluntary and social sector.

For more information about the role and details on how to apply please see Job Description and Personal Specification attached.

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Posted on: 11 August 2020
Closed date: 08 September 2020
Tags: Senior Management, Trustees

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