Unpaid role, expenses paid
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Clothworkers’ Foundation seeks to improve the lives of people and communities, particularly those facing disadvantage and marginalisation, through grant making. Established in 1977 to be the primary vehicle of charitable giving for The Clothworkers’ Company, The Foundation’s grants to date have exceeded £158 million. With specific programme areas for funding that include disadvantaged young people, disadvantaged minority communities and domestic and sexual abuse, The Foundation generates its impact through the charities it funds.

Trustees (two sought, one from The Clothworkers’ Company membership)



The Clothworkers’ Foundation is seeking to appoint two Trustees to the Board. One internal, from The Clothworkers’ Company membership and one from outside of The Clothworkers’ Company. The Trustees will help to strengthen the Board as the organisation develops and implements an ambitious strategy to increase its impact.

The new Trustees will play a vital role in providing strategic insight and sector understanding as well as ensuring the right blend of support and constructive challenge to the Board, the Chief Executive Officer and the grants team.

The Board is seeking to improve the representation of diverse voices and lived experience of The Foundation’s programme areas among its Trustees. The Foundation is therefore interested in hearing from:

  • people with knowledge, understanding and experience in one or more of The Foundation’s programme areas, and/or
  • those with senior leadership experience within the charity sector, particularly within one of The Foundation’s programme areas, and/or
  • those with demonstrable experience and understanding of social impact investments.

The Clothworkers’ Foundation is committed to achieving greater diversity on its Board, and welcomes applications regardless of sex, gender, race, religion or belief, age, sexuality or disability, or any other factor which is not objectively justified.

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 7 August

Interviews with Prospectus:                                     w/c 15 August

Interviews with The Clothworkers’ Foundation   Tuesday – Wednesday, 6 – 7 September

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Posted on: 27 June 2022
Closed date: 11 July 2022 at 13:37
Job ref: HQ00181116
Tags: Social Care/Development, Management