Trustee roles – Leeds Community Foundation

Job Posted: 11 January 2022 By Next Up

Leeds Community Foundation are seeking to grow their Board of Trustees to shape the future of their organisation. 

Leeds Community Foundation distributes vital grants and gives trusted advice to voluntary groups and charities across Leeds and Bradford to influence positive change. Driven by creating meaningful social impact for thousands of local people every year, Leeds Community Foundation distributed £5.8m in 2020/21. Since they gave out their first grant 16 years ago, they have distributed over £54m in grants.

If you care about Leeds and Bradford and are ambitious to see communities prosper, LCF needs people like you to join their Board and they would love to talk to you! You will join a friendly, diverse and effective team of Trustees and staff and work to take the Foundation forward with your experience, skill, passion and commitment.

For more information about their current Trustees, click here.

A recent skills analysis of the board has identified gaps in the following areas:

  • Human Resources
  • Grant Making
  • Charity finance/accountancy
  • Knowledge of local communities and their strengths

LCF’s current Treasurer will be stepping down in 2022, after 7 years and they are looking to fill this role. All new Trustees will be fully supported and inducted, and the new Treasurer will have a comprehensive handover with their predecessor.

LCF’s aim is for theirTrustee Board and Subcommittees to reflect the diverse communities that they work with. They would particularly welcome applications from those under 30 years old, disabled people and LGBTQIA+ people, as these groups are currently under-represented on the Board.

For further information, please see the Trustee Recruitment Pack.

How to apply

For an informal conversation to discuss the opportunity, please email CEO, Kate Hainsworth (

To apply, please send your CV and a statement of no more than two sides of A4 explaining why you are interested in becoming a trustee of Leeds Community Foundation, and what skills and experience you will bring to the role, to Simone
Ivatts ( by Sunday 23 January 2022.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 February 2022, either in person at our office in Leeds or via Zoom. Please let us know if you have any additional support needs that may require an adjustment if you are shortlisted for
interview. Please include contact details of two referees with your application (we will not contact referees unless you are offered the role).

We would be grateful if you are able to fill in the Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form. This is optional, but will help greatly in building an accurate picture of applicants, which will inform future recruitment processes and help LCF consider how to reach communities they may not currently be attracting to posts. The information contained in this form is for internal anonymised analysis only and will be separated from your application. No one involved in the shortlisting or interviewing process will see the form or the information it contains.

How to apply

Do you think this role could be next for you? Just send your CV and introductory letter to the contact email address above.


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