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Trustees - LocalTrust

  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: Unremunerated
  • Job Type:Board & Exec

Posted 17 days ago

  • Contact: Charities & Social Enterprise Team
  • Expiry Date: 24 June 2021

Local Trust

Local Trust was set up in 2012 to deliver the Big Local programme – a 15 year-long, radical programme that puts power, funding and decision making directly in the hands of local people in 150 communities across England. We now have a decade of learning and insight gained from places in which the programme is being delivered, all of which is contributing to a transformation in practice and thinking about how communities can transform their own neighbourhoods.

With five years left on the programme, and levelling-up an increasing priority, we want to ensure our work both informs delivery in local neighbourhoods and helps shape the national debate. We are now looking for new trustees to join a strong existing Board to ensure we make a significant contribution to the future of our communities.

To help us achieve this, we are looking in particular for individuals with a deep understanding of the strategic and political context within which Big Local is being delivered, capable of maximising the impact of our learning on opinion formers, policy makers and funders. We are also looking for big operational delivery and programme management experience to help drive maximum impact from the final third of Big Local – when more money will be spent and more projects initiated locally than at any other stage of the programme – and for those with experience of strategic communications in a digital world.

We are committed to ensuring that our work benefits from, and is informed by, the widest possible range of skills, experience and insight, reflecting the wide diversity of communities it works with and supports across the country.   We therefore welcome applications from candidates with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and geographical locations – in particular from the north of England – and from candidates with a direct understanding of the challenges of working with or in communities facing significant social and economic change.

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Closing date: 11:59pm Thursday 24 June 2021