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An opportunity to join our Board of Trustees

Are you enthusiastic about philanthropy? Could you actively engage in setting the strategic direction of Quartet? Would you enjoy taking an ambassadorial role to advocate for the work of Quartet in the wider community? If so, you could be our new Trustee.

About Quartet Community Foundation

The West of England is a place that inspires people to put down strong roots and to care deeply about the issues facing people living here.

Quartet Community Foundation is the local community foundation for the region, covering the old Avon boundary – Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Quartet is here to inspire local philanthropy, channelling people’s generosity to help our region become fairer, greener and a place for all to thrive. We do this by awarding approximately £5 million in grants each year to a wide range of local charities and community groups addressing pressing social needs. Funding for these grants comes from our growing permanent endowment fund and from “flow-through” funding provided by revenue funds. We hold almost 300 individual funds.

We are part of a national network of 47 Community Foundations across the UK matching people who want to give money locally with organisations and charities working to help local communities on the ground. Our main office is in central Bristol at Royal Oak House, and we have a satellite office in Bath.

We’re looking for new Trustees to join our Board, helping run the organisation that distributes over 1,000 grants each year to support local communities and charities.

Who we are looking for

Trustees come from all walks of life, and we make sure the Board represents the diverse communities of the West of England. Quartet is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, so Trustees are the Directors with legal responsibility to ensure the organisation is well run and fulfils its public benefit mission. 

To be a great Trustee with Quartet you’ll need commitment to the vision, mission and values of Quartet Community Foundation, and experience of one or more of the following:

  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Environment
  • Financial Management
  • Fundraising & Philanthropy
  • IT & Digital Technology
  • Law
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Professional Advisors (Wealth/Philanthropy)
  • Social Welfare
  • Strategic Business Planning

We’re particularly keen to boost the Board’s skills in two areas so we’ll give priority to people who can help us with:

  • Financial Management
  • Professional Advisors (Wealth/Philanthropy)

Quartet is passionate about ensuring the Board is representative of the diverse communities across the region and therefore we welcome applications from people with disabilities and the LGBTIQA+ community who are currently under-represented on the board.

How to apply

For full details about the role and how to apply please see the Trustee recruitment pack attached.

If you are up for the challenge and would like to be considered for a position on our Board of Trustees, please email us a statement (no more than 500 words) telling us why you are interested in becoming a Trustee of Quartet Community Foundation, and what you would bring to the role to charitysecretary@quartetcf.org.uk. If you would like to arrange an informal conversation prior to expressing an interest, please contact us using the email address above. Everyone expressing an interest in the role will be contacted for further information.

Closing Date: 22nd September 2023

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