Thank you for your interest in working for Somerset Community Foundation.


Chair of the board of trustees

Deadline: 5pm, Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Salary: Voluntary + expenses

Duration: Three to six years


About the role

The trustees of Somerset Community Foundation are seeking a new Chair. There will be a transition period where the appointed person can work alongside our current Chair before she retires in autumn 2022.

We are seeking someone who is as passionate about making a difference in Somerset as we are, for this very rewarding role. The appointed person will have significant responsibilities, providing leadership to a unique Somerset charity promoting local philanthropy and providing grant funding to local charities and organisations.

This is an interesting and rewarding role, bringing the appointed person into contact with a wide range of people from all walks of life across the county and the UK network of Community Foundations.

If you would like to find out more, including the role description and person specification, download the SCF Chair Recruitment Pack here

Every person who supports the Foundation in any way is valued and we welcome each contribution. Diversity in all its forms makes us a better, stronger organisation and we welcome applications from suitably experienced people of all ages and backgrounds, including people from Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic communities; disabled people; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people; disabled people; and others with lived experience relevant to our work.

To apply

If you wish to apply please send your CV and a statement no longer than two pages, setting out how you will apply your skills and life experience to the role, to Mary Hancock, Operations Director by email

The deadline for submission is 5pm, Wednesday 26 January, 2022.

Interviews will be held on Monday 7 February, with a potential second interview on Thursday 24 February, with a panel of trustees and an independent interviewer.

If you would like to have a conversation about the role or the work of the Foundation prior to applying, you may speak with our current Chair, Jane Barrie or our Chief Executive, Justin Sargent, by emailing or calling 01749 344949.




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