Jan 152020

Chair – Quartet Community Foundation

Inspire local philanthropy

Quartet Community Foundation connects people who care with causes that matter. Last year alone we received donations and income worth over £8 million and gave over £3.5 million in grants to local charities, community and voluntary organisations across the West of England, helping over 230,000 people.

We’re very successful and part of a powerful network, as one of the largest and oldest of the UK’s 46 community foundations. Our permanent endowment is now worth over £33 million and we’ve given over £50 million grants since we were established in 1987. Our key activities are grant-making, providing philanthropy services plus research and civic influence and whatever we do, we’re here, forever, to help disadvantaged people and support the aspirations of communities.

We’re now looking for a new Chair of Trustees who will take this amazing organisation forward. It’s a great time to join us as we’re developing our strategy for 2021-2025 to ensure we are the community foundation of and for all our communities.

Who are we looking for?

Our Chair of Trustees will share our passion for inspiring local philanthropy that changes lives. You’ll have a deep appreciation for the strength and diversity of our communities as well as the credibility and confidence to inspire more local philanthropy and influence civic leaders.

You’ll live in our patch (Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) and have the time and drive to lead us to the next level.

You may not have previously been a Chair of a Board, but you will be ready to step into this role, with our support, and bring warmth and passion to the role. You’ll know what is expected of a Chair of Trustees and how to deliver; you’ll understand the line between your role and that of the Executive team.

What will the role entail?

You’ll chair four Board meetings each year plus the annual Trustee and staff strategy day. We have four Board sub-committees and you’re likely to want to attend them occasionally.

You’ll have regular updates with our Chief Executive and Senior Management Team and attend events and visit projects we make grants to, so you have inspiring stories to share. There are opportunities to play a part in our national network of community foundations too if you’d like this.

Realistically you will need to commit 1-2 days per month to this role.

What’s in it for you?

The role of Chair is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although expenses for travel may be claimed.

In return for your commitment you’ll receive the joy of knowing you are supporting the communities you care about forever, together with the profile and kudos that goes with heading this leading local organisation.

The Recruitment Process

Moon Executive Search has been appointed as chosen Search Partner to Quartet Community Foundation and will manage the recruitment process.

To register your interest, please send a copy of your latest CV or biography together with a supporting statement, explaining your motivations for applying for the role, how your skills, knowledge and experience match the requirements sought.

To ensure fairness to all applicants, any decision to shortlist you for initial telephone screening will be based solely on the information that you supply on your CV/biography and supporting statement. Therefore, it is important you give as much information as possible regarding why you wish to apply and what you think makes you a suitable applicant.
Moon Executive Search is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all areas of society.

Completed Expressions of Interest should be sent by email to recruit@moonexecsearch.com
quoting reference ‘QCF Chair’ FAO: Sandy Hinks

NB: All direct applications will be forwarded to Moon Executive Search

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