Trustee of Charity

Job Title: Trustee of Charity
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Harpenden
Salary: Voluntary
Reference: 2020 - 1
Contact Name: Pauline Whiting
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 24, 2020 08:07

Job Description


Deadline - Mon 16 March at 10.00am

The James Marshall Foundation was established nearly 300 years ago when James Marshall left property in his Will that he wanted to go towards helping children and young people from Harpenden and Wheathampstead, from families of limited means, in preparing them for work, or establishing themselves in a career. The key age group he was primarily concerned about was 16 – 24 year olds but he determined that if there were sufficient funds, financial assistance could be given to younger children.

The Foundation has thus been operating for a long time and has the same overall remit of assisting eligible young people in education and career-related activities. It does have sufficient funds for the foreseeable future to assist younger children as well as the target age group. Grants of over £1,000,000 have been awarded during the last six years.

At its simplest, the role of the Trustee Board is to manage the asset base of the Foundation and apply the income generated to worthy applicants who meet the funding criteria. It is important to protect the sustainability of this legacy given its historical importance and positive impact on young people in the local community.

Trustees should work or live in Harpenden or Wheathampstead. A more detailed role description is available on request.