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We are recruiting Independent Trustees to strengthen our trustee board and to provide new perspectives outside of our member elected trustees; we are entering a new 5 year strategic plan with ambitious plans for development.

The role involves:

  • Strategic oversight of our plans – including agreeing targets for development and monitoring our progress towards these
  • Setting the direction, strategy and values of the organisation
  • Governance oversight and stewardship of a £7M annual turnover national charity, ensuring our assets are used creatively and appropriately
  • Contribution to ideas, creative thinking and on-going planning for new services and policy developments
  • Promotion of Locality and advocacy of our work

So, if you think you can make a significant contribution to our work, we’d love to hear from you.

Find out more about our Services team here, Marketing team here, and Corporate Services team here

Find out more about our trustees here

Although not a staff position, you can find out more about what it’s like working for Locality here

Role requirements

We are looking for the following types of experience and skills:

  • A track record of working at a national level in either the public, private or voluntary sector.
  • Well networked within the areas in which Locality works such as community development, enterprise, and civil society policy and campaigning.
  • Ability to see national trends and policy developments and to understand the implications for Locality. including the development of appropriate responses
  • Excellent organisational skills to manage the time commitments of being a trustee, read papers and prepare for meetings.
  • Experience of building effective relationships and working well with other trustees, staff and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Excellent understanding of the trustee role in a large national charity.
  • Passionate commitment to the belief in the power of community to effect change.

Other information

Locality has set a strategic commitment to actively promoting diversity and inclusion, and we are particularly keen to hear from people from ethnic minority backgrounds and disabled people as we want to better reflect the diversity of the communities we work with.

How to apply

The application window is open now. However, we really want you to find out more before applying and strongly encourage you to:

  • Look carefully at our website and find out about our work and our projects
  • Call us to have a chat about this role and with any specific queries you have. Please call Tony Armstrong, Chief Executive on 020 7336 9404

When you are ready to make your application, you will need to answer some questions through a web form and upload your CV.  Ideally your answers for each question will be around 300 words. If the questions are not answered your application will not be considered.

The application form is quite short, but you will not be able to save your progress. We recommend that you look at the questions in the form, write your answers in a document first, then copy and paste them into the application when you are ready to apply.

Apply for the Independent Trustees role

If you have any queries on the application process – please email Graham Finegold on graham.finegold@locality.org.uk