Bath, Somerset
04 Jul 2019
30 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

St John’s in Bath has been supporting positive change in people for more than 800 years, making it one of the UK’s oldest charities. Funded via income from our long-established investment portfolio, we are constantly reappraising ways we can do more for people in the region and to have a greater impact on the quality of people’s lives. Our almshouses in the heart of Bath, and services to support older people, are well known. However, St John’s community reach extends well beyond this, through the grant of funding awards to a wide range of other charities in the region, and to individuals in crisis to help address many other social needs impacting all age ranges.

Appointment of Three New Trustees

St John’s is set to embark on the next phase of its new strategy. This will build on the successful development of its funding awards programme over the last few years, to extend its reach further and adopt a more targeted approach to tackling the most significant social needs in Bath and the surrounding area.

The environment in which St John’s operates is a challenging one as Bath and North East Somerset is a region of great contrast, where wealth and deprivation sit side by side. We therefore require three forward-thinking individuals to join our Board of Trustees, who are passionate about supporting positive and lasting change in people’s lives.

The Trustee role requires:


  • Commitment to supporting the purpose, values and work of St John’s
  • An appreciation of the public impact of St John’s
  • A strong social conscience driven by high personal values
  • A desire to contribute to St John’s new strategy and long-term vision
  • An understanding of the importance of transparency and accountability


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strategic vision
  • An ability to think creatively
  • A willingness to speak your mind

We are particularly interested in hearing from individuals with skills or experience gained in one or more of the following areas: at Board level in a commercial sector; the leisure/hospitality sector; property investment, development or estates management; financial investment management; education or children’s social care.

The role of a Trustee is an entirely voluntary position but offers the appointed individual a real opportunity to make a positive difference to local communities. Travel and other out-of-pocket expenses can be claimed.

If you would like to be considered for the role of Trustee, please submit your CV and accompanying letter

Closing Date: 31 July 2019

Patron: HRH The Duchess of Cornwall  Company No 08188066  Reg Charity No: 201476

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