FiMT – Trustee with experience of Trusts or Foundations delivering strategic programmes


If you want to make a difference to the civilian lives of former serving members of the Armed Forces Community, this is a great opportunity to bring your skills, knowledge and expertise to help us deliver our mission. We are on the cusp of something remarkable, and we want now to recruit a Trustee to our Board who can bring vision and experience of strategic and systematic change programmes within the model of Trust and Foundation funding.

Forces in Mind Trust was founded by a £35 million endowment from the National Lottery Community Fund. The Trust works within the military charities sector, and much more widely, to support the United Kingdom’s Armed Forces Community. After 7 years’ operation, the Trust is looking to make a far greater impact with its grant funding, ensuring we deliver substantial benefit to the Armed Forces Community.

This is an exciting and transformational time for the Trust, and we hope you will consider bringing your talents to join us on our journey.

The person

We are recruiting a Trustee with experience in Trusts and Foundations delivering strategic programmes. Experience in one or a combination of the following areas would be welcomed:

• Programmes achieving systematic change
• Commissioning
• Impact and evaluation

All Trustees are expected to have empathy with the United Kingdom’s Armed Forces Community, but direct military experience is not required.

The Trust operates across the United Kingdom, and applications from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are particularly welcome. The Trust is committed to the achievement of greater diversity in its board, and welcomes applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.

Further information

As a Trustee you will:
• Receive induction training and travel expenses
• Have significant opportunities to make strategic decisions
• Influence the shape of innovative projects

The expected time commitment is four Board meetings per year (usually held in London, on Tuesdays between 10 am and 1 pm), an annual full day’s strategy review, and quarterly 3-hour sub-Committee meetings. These all take place during normal working hours.

For the full job spec click here.

How to apply

Expressions of interest comprising a cover letter and CV totalling not more than 4 sides should be sent to by Friday 10 May 2019. All applications will be acknowledged, and those with whom the Trust wishes to take forward discussions will be personally informed before the end of May.

The closing date for applications is Friday 10 May.

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