Edinburgh and Lothian Trust Fund is looking for two additional trustees, one of them to be the Treasurer, to join our Board.
The Treasurer provides advice to the other Trustees and oversees the financial management of the Trust. Financial services, including preparation of quarterly management accounts and statutory accounts, are provided by an outsourced contractor. The Treasurer will liaise with them as needed and provide appropriate challenge on behalf of the Trustees.
Ideally, the successful candidate would have experience of charity accounts and also have sufficient experience and knowledge of investment management to assist the other Trustees in being informed customers.
The other Trustee would ideally be someone who has a good understanding of issues relating to poverty and first-hand experience of working with people in deprived circumstances, perhaps as a social worker, health visitor or other support worker in the public or charity sectors.
These may be suitable roles for someone who is looking for Board level experience and/or who has recently or is about to retire. But applications from candidates of all ages would be welcome.
Working with ELTF is a rewarding experience, helping to support vulnerable people in need.
There are 4 Trustees meetings a year, each lasting half a day. In addition, there may be one or two additional meetings on specific topics if the need arises. Between meetings, there will be a small amount of business conducted by email, perhaps once a month on average.
About the Trust
Edinburgh and Lothian Trust Fund is a grant making trust whose core aim is the relief of poverty. We provide small grants to individuals in need and grants to small local charities throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians. We also provide larger grants to individuals through the Edinburgh Fire Fund. The Trustees meet four times a year to approve grant applications and to discuss and decide on policy and governance issues and provide oversight of the management of the investment portfolio.
There is a minimum of five Trustees and a maximum of nine. Trustees are appointed for an initial term of up to 4 years and may be re-appointed for a subsequent term of up to four years. The Trust has an investment portfolio of £7m which is managed on its behalf by Investment Managers. Income of around £160k annually is used to fund grant giving and meet overhead expenses.
How to Apply
Please email the Chair of the Trust email@example.com with a CV including details of relevant experience. For further information or to arrange an informal discussion, please also send an email to this address.