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Volunteer Trustees required for unique place-making organisation

Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation


Posted over 30 days ago...

We're a unique place-based foundation developing our assets to generate income that enables us to reinvest and fulfil our charitable objectives. We look after the Garden City, ensuring everyone can enjoy the best that town & country offers.


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Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3BF

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Being a Trustee and Governor of the Foundation is an exciting opportunity for those with the skills and experience to become involved in developing and overseeing our future strategy and activities for the world’s first Garden City, ensuring it is fit for purpose in this new and very challenging era of the 21st century.  The role is a voluntary one, as are those of all Trustees and Governors.  You will be working with a Board which currently consists of 12 Trustees (including the Chair and Vice Chair) and a professional Leadership Team (LT) led by a Chief Executive.  The Board has the sole legal authority for the strategic direction of the Foundation and for all major decision making but devolves day to day operational responsibilities to the CEO and Leadership Team (LT).  Both the Board and the team work closely with a group of Governors whose role is to reflect community interests and represent key sector interests such as education or sports amongst others.    Trustees have key roles as ambassadors for the Foundation and for helping us build relationships with partners, stakeholders and the wider community and raise our profile. 

What are we looking for?

All Trustees must have:

a passion for Letchworth, its heritage and improving its future for ALL residents a commitment to the purpose of the Foundation and addressing the needs of the town. integrity and a neutral approach (the Foundation is apolitical, non-religious and non-partisan) strategic vision good, independent judgement an ability to think creatively. a willingness to speak their mind. an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of Trustees an ability to work effectively, supportively, and courteously as a member of the Board and of the wider Foundation team and to take collective decisions for the good of the Foundation. a willingness to go beyond the minimum time requirement when required and to ensure that meetings are attended for their full duration (unless exceptional circumstances arise) commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion

We are particularly looking to appoint Trustees who have skills and experience in accountancy and finance, digital, housing development, construction, and place-regeneration. 

What difference will you make?

You will need to be a great advocate for our local community and an ambassador for the Foundation who is equally happy to work collaboratively with fellow Trustees and governors, and our team, shaping our strategy and playing a key role in ensuring we have a sustainable future. We are keen to improve the diversity of our Board and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


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