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Opportunity: Trustee role

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Applications for this role have now closed.

We are looking for an individual with Investment Management experience and passionate about tackling the root causes of London's inequalities to join the Trust for London board.

Trust for London is an independent charitable foundation working to address the systemic causes of poverty and inequality in London. Our endowment fund stood at £354 million at the end of December 2021 and we make grants of up to £20 million each year, typically supporting up to 300 organisations at any time. We also fund independent research, and provide knowledge and expertise on London’s social issues to policymakers and journalists.

We are looking for an individual with considerable Investment Management expertise to join our Board of Trustees and play a leading role within our Asset Allocation Committee. The Committee oversees the management of the Trust’s endowment, and is a crucial conduit for engaging with our Investment Managers. 

The individual will need to have a professional background of working with Investment Managers. This should cover:

  • Selecting Investment Managers to deliver on investment objectives
  • Scrutinising the performance of Investment Managers
  • Ensuring that Investment Managers deliver on their ESG commitments, and align with the ethos and mission of the Trust.

Candidates should be passionate about work to tackle the root causes of poverty and inequality in London. We are committed to ensuring that our work reflects the diversity of London at all levels and it's important to us to have board members with lived experience of poverty and disadvantage in addition to the relevant skills.

Even if you have not considered being a Trustee before now we still want to hear from you if you have the passion and skills to help the Trust. We provide support to anyone joining who is new to this type of role.

We are also keen to welcome applications from groups who are currently underrepresented on the Board, in particular people under the age of 35, disabled people and people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities.

The board meets four times a year and Trustees are encouraged to serve on at least two of the board's committees, including a grants committee. The overall time commitment is between six and ten days a year. The Trust is based near Moorgate, London EC1 where normally all meetings are held in-person. Currently, the Trust’s Board and its committees meet virtually. Trustees are not paid but reasonable out of pocket expenses are met. Trustees are appointed for five years initially, renewable for a further five year term of office.

Further details about the Trust and a full Trustee Recruitment Pack are available here.