Chair of the board of trustees

Deadline: noon, Thursday 30 June, 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; 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 noon, Thursday 30 June, 2022.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 12 July and Thursday 14 July, 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.


Part-time Grants Administrator (temporary)

Location: Our Shepton Mallet office and/or remote working

Deadline: Monday 16 May 2022

Hours: 20-30 per week

Salary: £19,305 pro rata

Length of contract: 6-month temporary contract

About the role

This is an important role within our team. Every year, we award grants worth around £4 million to hundreds of small, local organisations across Somerset. We’re looking for an enthusiastic and committed person to play a key role in the delivery of our funding. You will bring energy and enthusiasm to the Programmes Team, ensuring essential ‘back-office’ functions are carried out efficiently, effectively, accurately and in a timely way to enable the team to focus on delivering our grants programmes to the community.

We would especially welcome applications from minority ethnic people, people with disabilities, younger people, LGBTQ+ people and people with ‘lived experience’ relevant to our work. 

To apply

Download the job description and person specification here.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the person specification to Mary Hancock, Operations Director at by Monday, 16 May 2022.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday, 18 May 2022.

If you would like an informal chat with our Programmes Director, Val Bishop, about the role before applying, please email Val on 

Join our team

If you are interested in volunteering on a regular basis, please contact us on 01749 344949 or email:

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