• Location


  • Sector:

    Disability, Education, Social welfare, Youth

  • Contact:

    Joanne Anderson

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  • Published:

    5 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:

    Yapp Charitable Trust

We are seeking to appoint up to 2 new trustees who have an interest in supporting small charities that are working to improve the lives of disadvantaged people. You will be part of a small team of trustees who meet 3 times a year to shape the strategic direction of the Trust and make decisions on allocating grants.


You will help the Trust effectively distribute its limited resources to small charities operating in England and Wales. From time to time you will be requested to undertake assessment and/or monitoring visits independently or with the Trust Secretary to help increase your understanding of the work we support.

To ensure that our work continues to reflect the range of charities that we support through our grant making, we wish to strengthen and diversify our Board and extend representation within the Trust. We welcome applications from anyone regardless of their age, disability, ethnicity, heritage, sexuality, gender and socio-economic background but are particularly encouraging applications from young people, BAME candidates, people with disabilities and those from the LGBTQ community.

Investment/finance experience is advantageous but not essential. Existing trustees are geographically spread across 4 England regions so we are keen to have representation from Wales on the Board.

Trustee meetings are all held in central London - within walking distance of Euston and King's Cross stations. The individual(s) appointed must be prepared to travel to the capital 3- 4 times per year for these meetings - typically held on Thursdays (11am-2pm) in March, July and November.

Standard class travel and parking expenses are met. Because meetings are relatively infrequent it is important that all trustees make every effort to attend.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a one page supporting statement outlining your interest in the vacancy and your relevant background, skills and experience to: marked for the attention of Joanne Anderson, Trust Secretary.

If you would like to discuss the vacancies then please contact Joanne on 0191 3893300. Closing Date 5pm on Monday,10th January 2022. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview (in London) in early February 2022. Successful candidates will be invited to attend the March (or July) 2022 Trustee meeting as an observer before any formal appointment is made.