Closing date: 25 October 2021
Do you want to be part of the strategic leadership of a major regional grant making foundation making positive change in Yorkshire? As a trustee (unpaid) at Two Ridings Community Foundation, you will help shape the direction of the charity for the post-covid world, creating a connected and thriving North & East Yorkshire for everyone.
You’ll be a part of a great set of people from all walks of life, who care about people and Yorkshire communities and understand that having a strong regional funder with secure access to funds and good connections is a game changer.
Our trustees work closely with our experienced staff team, making decisions about strategy, priorities and resourcing as well as lending expertise and advice from their lived or professional experience. We know from our recent exemplary quality accreditation that the staff team are more than capable of managing the day to day and driving the organisation forward. So whilst we only ask you to attend four Board meetings a year, you can be certain that your time is highly valued in deciding on issues such as our investments, our strategic priorities for grant making, and the resources to invest in people.
You will also get the chance to regularly meet the groups we make grants to, and the people that they support, really getting a feel for the amazing work they do and how much difference our support makes.
Being a trustee at Two Ridings is ideal for someone who wants to be influential and strategic for an organisation that enables other charities to deliver. If you care about people and your region, and want to be a part of tackling loneliness, homelessness, poverty, mental health issues, deprivation and inequality right on your own doorstep, this is perfect for you.
Due to some of our key longstanding trustees retiring we are seeking the next generation of trustees, some with specific skills to ensure we have the widest possible perspectives brought into decisions.
The specific skills we are seeking in some of our new trustees are:
- Financial - Experience of investments or management and understanding of accounts of multi million pound turnover organisations
- Legal – particularly in relation to law relating to charities or trusts
- Organisational management – through being a leader of an organisation either non profit or for profit
But we are also keen to hear from others with a shared passion for what we do. We are keen to have a diverse range of people, if you have never been a trustee before, please don’t be put off. We offer a good programme of support and induction and friendly staff and fellow trustees to support you as you develop your understanding of the role.
About the organisation:
Two Ridings Community Foundation is a charity that provides grants & support - to local groups improving lives and communities in North & East Yorkshire - from funds that it maintains and administers on behalf of multiple donors.