Chair of the board of trustees

Application deadline: 
Friday, 1 May, 2020 - 17:00
Community Foundation


Help lead our work powering philanthropy across North East England

Chair of the Board of trustees

The Community Foundation is a leading regional charity with a strong national profile. Our mission is to grow giving and philanthropy by matching generous people with important community causes. We want to see communities thrive, with fairness and generosity changing lives and helping everyone feel they belong. Every year we award millions of pounds in grants to small, local charities through funds set up by our donors.

We are looking for a new chair to lead our Board of trustees from October 2020. Like us, you’ll have a love for and strong connection with the region. You’ll share our passion for giving and philanthropy and you’ll be enthusiastic about delivering our vision, ambition and strategic goals. You’ll have time to commit to us and you’ll bring understanding of governance, chairing committees and working across sectors. You’ll be comfortable speaking publicly, and you’ll be able to work effectively with senior paid staff. You’ll either be someone who supports us now, or who will commit to doing so in becoming our chair.

The role is not remunerated, but travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses are covered when on Foundation business.

To find out more, visit our website and download the application pack for the chair.

We are keen to broaden the diversity of our Board, so welcome applications from people from black, Asian and other minority ethnic communities; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people; and people under 50.

Deadline for applications: 5pm on Friday 1 May 2020

Shortlisted applicants notified by: 5pm on Thursday 7 May 2020

Panel interviews to be held on: 29 May 2020