Trustee/ Director

Job Title: Trustee/ Director
Location: Bristol
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: Trustee
Contact Name: Alain Demontoux
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 24, 2021 17:54

Job Description

We are recruiting new trustees to create a more diverse board: We need you to help grow the co-op and community business sectors in 2021 and beyond.

What we do:

ICOF Ltd trading as Co-operative and Community Finance or CCF is the Lender for Social Purpose, lending to ethical businesses since 1973. We offer fair, supportive, and tailored loan finance to meet the needs of a range of co-operatives, social enterprises, and community businesses, across the UK, that are democratically owned controlled by their members. We also provide project and loan management support and consultancy across the social investment sector.

What skills and experience we are looking for:

Post Covid-19 and approaching our 50th Anniversary in 2023 we will be moving into an exciting new phase for the organisation and are looking for both experienced Trustees and individuals looking for their first role, to join us on our journey.

To help us improve the equality and diversity on our board we would very much like to hear from women and individuals of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic heritage.

We are looking for new Trustees that have skills and experience in a range of areas and sectors across the social economy. Individuals that could bring some expertise in either finance, governance or company/ society law would be of particular interest at this stage, to fill skills gaps on our existing board, but we will consider members* and anyone with a particular interest in Co-ops and Community Business and building a fairer future in local communities.

What is the commitment?

The board meets four times a year, held during the day, plus an AGM and we typically have a two-day business planning/ strategy day. Trustees that have specific roles such a Chairperson or Treasurer will have extra responsibilities and will also be required to attend occasional subcommittee meetings.   

This is an unpaid role but all reasonable travel and out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.