London Community Foundation exist to help develop strong and connected communities. They do this by inspiring individual and corporate philanthropy - as well as public sector funds - to invest in London's grassroots charities. The Foundation has unrivalled access to small charities and community groups across London and their role is to inspire London's wealth to support them. Having now made grants totalling £80 million since their founding in 1995, the Foundation has seen their annual grant awards grow from £60,000 to £9.5 million over this period.
London Community Foundation now seeks to grow the size of their Trustee Board to greater reflect their role in London's communities. This is an exciting time of growth for the Foundation as they continue to make more grants than ever before and are in the process of establishing a pro-bono advisory network to strengthen their reach into the City and its leaders.
The Board of London Community Foundation seek to recruit four new Trustees to support the continued ambition of the foundation in inspiring the Capital's generosity and investment in frontline, grassroots community organisations.
Specifically, London Community Foundation is interested in candidates who bring a background in one of the following areas:
• Experience of navigating London's philanthropy networks and working closely with donors
• CEO experience in a London based community focussed charity
• A strategic assurance background with experience of managing complex operational risk
• Local authority leadership experience in a London Borough
The successful candidates will be deeply invested in London, its diversity and its communities.
At LCF, we are committed to ensuring that how we are governed, our team and our partnerships all reflect the true diversity of London. We need to challenge ourselves and be challenged. We will fall short at times, but we will continue to learn and to support pro-active long-term change for grassroots organisations and the communities they serve. We actively encourage applications from those that have lived experience of benefitting from community projects in London. We strongly encourage applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups will shortly be under-represented on our Board due to the expiry of Trustee Terms.
To learn more about this unique opportunity, and to find out how to apply, please read the full appointment brief, on the Prospectus website, which can be reached by clicking on the “Apply on Website” Button.
Closing date: Sunday 25 October 2020
Initial Interviews with Prospectus: w/c 2 & w/c 9 November
Final stage interviews with LCF: w/c 23 November