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Welcome

Thank you for your interest in looking at this micro-site. I hope that it provides the information you need to consider applying to be a JRF/JRHT trustee.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) are two charities which are closely linked and which share common trustees. There are at present 10 of us, but with two vacancies on the Trustee body, and a vacancy on one of our integral Committees, the JRHT Board, we are keen to recruit new trustees and an independent Committee member to join us. We are particularly looking for individuals with significant experience in housing, those working in or with government and public policy; or those with commercial experience to complement our existing skills mix to ensure we, as an organisation, are equipped to face the opportunities and challenges ahead.

The role of trustees is to provide strategic direction for the organisation, working with our Chief Executive and our Directors. The trustees have oversight across all elements of the work of JRF and JRHT, to ensure the accountability of both organisations. We therefore undertake a range of governance duties. In addition, trustees are informed about major research, policy, housing and care work and where appropriate are able to offer their expertise to guide staff work. It is enjoyable and worthwhile, whilst also being demanding and brings with it all the essential responsibilities of trusteeship.

Diversity is important to us in all aspects of our work and staffing, and we will therefore particularly welcome applications from members of BME communities, those with disabilities and those from the LGBT community.

Please look through this micro-site and our main websites, www.jrf.org.uk and www.jrht.org.uk, and feel free to contact our search consultants, Green Park. If you feel you would like to join us and have something to offer, we look forward to receiving your application.

Campbell Robb & Tony Stoller
Chief Executive & Chair, JRF and JRHT Trustees

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