Trustee, with a specialist interest in environmental issues

  • Job Reference: 00000351-1
  • Date posted: 14 December 2020
  • Recruiter: John Ellerman Foundation
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £11,290
  • Sector: Animals & Wildlife, Environment & Conservation
  • Job type: Trustee
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

John Ellerman Foundation is an independent, endowed grantmaker. Each year, we award grants with a total value of over £5m. to fund charities for work which has national significance in the arts, environment and social action. We believe these areas can make an important contribution to achieving our aim of advancing the wellbeing of people, society and the natural world.

We are searching for a new Trustee to join our Board in March 2021, with a specialist understanding of environmental causes and the UK environmental charitable sector. However, we expect our Trustees to be interested in all aspects of our governance and wider grantmaking, including the management of our endowment and our other two funding categories of arts and social action. Trustees meet six times per year for Board Meetings lasting three hours. Most Trustees are part of one or more of our sub-committees or working groups too, which meet less frequently. 

Our Trustees are directly involved in assessing grant applications across all three funding categories. With support from the Grants Team, Trustees decide which grant applications proceed to the second stage and conduct in-person or virtual visits at second stage, which Trustees then write up and present to the Board for decision. Trustees are paid to account for the time commitment this requires.

Our Trustees are passionate about grantmaking and the charitable and voluntary sector, and enjoy being part of a small, busy and effective organisation and Board of Trustees. The successful candidate will be diligent, enjoy working with others and have excellent communication skills. Previous experience of being on a Board is desirable, but not essential. The total time commitment, including Board and committee meetings, averages a maximum of three days per month. 

We value equity, diversity and inclusion on our Board and within our staff team and welcome applications from everyone.

To apply for this role we ask that you submit your CV and a supporting statement of no more than two pages. Click the 'Apply for this job' button to submit these elements.

Deadline for applications is 5pm on 25 January 2021. Interviews will take place on 17 February 2021. If appointed, your first Board Meeting will take place on the morning of 25 March 2021.

Click here to view the recruitment pack.

If you have any questions about the role, please email us using this link.