Our vision is of a society where people dealing with complex social issues such as homelessness, trafficking and modern slavery and domestic abuse get the support to rebuild their lives. That is why we partner with small and local charities helping people overcome complex social issues. For more than 35 years we have been standing side by side with small but vital charities; always adapting to provide the right kinds of funding and support, in the right ways, and seeking to influence others to meet the needs of small charities, the communities they are rooted in and the people they serve.
We are an independent charitable trust funded by the profits of Lloyds Banking Group and are proud of our relationship with them. They have backed us in good times and bad, value our expertise and give us the freedom to direct our work and resources in the way that best serves people, charities and communities. But while we are one of the largest and most established corporate foundations in the UK, key to our impact is our people. We work in partnership with the charities we support, we listen, understand and respond to charities needs through funding, development support and influencing policy and practice. The importance of this partnership flows through our staff team and Board of Trustees.
We are looking for a Chair to implement our new Strategy and drive a programme of innovative and exciting work, to help us shape the Foundation’s future. You will excel at bringing people from different backgrounds together around a common cause. In addition to fostering an excellent relationship with Lloyds Banking Group, you will further enhance our Board to ensure it stays connected with the issues we focus on and that we bring the voices of those we want to reach into our own decision-making. You will care deeply about issues of disadvantage in England and Wales and be able to see what is possible through effective local organisations and empowered communities.
We are committed to actively threading Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) through all aspects of who we are, how we work and what we do and say. We are committed to tackling racial injustice, having committed a minimum of 25% of our funding towards supporting charities led by Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. An understanding and commitment to EDI, to elevating grassroots and unheard voices, to communities of identity and geography that have too often been marginalised, will be essential for this role.
How to apply
Starfish Search is supporting in recruiting for this role. Please download the recruitment pack.
To make an application, please click on the 'Apply for this job now' button. You will be redirected to Starfish Search's website where you will need to submit the following:
- your CV or equivalent biographical information (no more than three sides)
- a supporting statement setting out why you are interested in joining the Board of Lloyds Bank Foundation and how you think you can best contribute
- an indication of dates when you would not be available to attend interview.
You will also need to complete the Equality and Diversity monitoring form on the online application process. This form is for monitoring purposes only and is not treated as part of your application.
Friday 11 February 2022
w/c 21 February 2022
Discussions with Starfish Search
Late February / Early March 2022
Candidates notified about the shortlist
w/c 14 March 2022
Informal meetings and stakeholder events
w/c 21 March 2022
Final formal interviews
Late March / early April 2022
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