• Job Reference: 00000488-1
  • Date posted: 25 August 2021
  • Recruiter: The Churchill Fellowship
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Temporarily remote due to COVID-19
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Animals & Wildlife, Armed Forces, Art, Culture & Heritage, Children & Young People, Community Care & Hospices, Education/Training, Employment Support, Environment & Conservation, Equality & Diversity, Family Welfare, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Learning Disability, LGBTQ+, Mental Health, Older People, Other, Physical/Sensory Disability, Prisoners & Offenders, Self Help, Sport & Recreation, Umbrella, Support & Volunteering, Volunteer
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job description

Exciting opportunity to join the board of an inspiring national charity funding citizen-led change across the UK

Join us to influence the future of a remarkable and diverse community of champions for change – the Churchill Fellowship. We’re at an exciting moment in our development as we create a new strategy, drawing on 55 years of solid success and confronting the key issues of the future.

What is the Churchill Fellowship?

The Churchill Fellowship offers a unique grants programme that enables UK citizens from all parts of society to learn from the world and transform lives across the UK.

Any UK citizen can apply, regardless of their qualifications, age or background. Fellows are chosen for their potential as changemakers, rather than their track record or status.

The result is a diverse national network of 3,800 Fellows impacting on all areas of UK life, responding to society as it changes, bringing frontline experience and global innovation to solve our current and future challenges.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for Trustees who share our vision for practical change driven by frontline people and global ideas to join our board.

You will have relevant and recent financial, governance and audit experience.  

Previous charity experience is not required, but willingness to learn and an openness to new ideas is essential.

You will also be happy to be a member of our Audit, Risk and Governance Subcommittee.

What’s involved?

 Time commitment

  • Board meetings are three times a year, in March, July and November. They last for 2 hours during the working day and are held in our Westminster office or online.
  • The Audit, Risk and Governance Subcommittee meets in September, February and June.
  • Our financial year runs from 1st October – 30th September.
  • Our Trustees serve one term of seven years. 

    What we offer:

  • We encourage all trustees to undertake training as required. All costs are covered by the charity.
  • This is a voluntary role but reasonable travel expenses will be covered.
  • Trustees can also take part in the selection of our Fellows, which involves reading applications and taking part in interviews once a year.

Want to know more?

Please see our information pack on our website, or follow us on social :Join our board and help to guide the future of the Churchill Fellowship

The Churchill Fellowship (@ChurchillFship) / Twitter

The Churchill Fellowship (@churchillfellowship) • Instagram photos and videos

Churchill Fellowship | LinkedIn

For an informal conversation with one of our Trustees or the Chief Executive, please email and we will come back to you to arrange a time.

How to apply

Applications close at 5pm on 5th October.

Please download our recruitment pack.

To apply, please click the 'Apply for this job now' button to submit your CV and covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role and how your experience meets the person specification included in the pack: Should you have any questions about the role, feel free to email us.

Interviews will be held via Zoom on 25th and 26th October.  Please let us know in your covering letter if these dates are difficult for you.

Final interviews will be held on 3rd November, in person in our London office if possible.

We are committed to diversifying our board and are seeking applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and life experience.

As a national charity we welcome applications from across the UK.

This vacancy can also be found on our website.


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