Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd (JRRT)
The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust (JRRT) makes grants for political, campaigning or lobbying purposes ineligible for charitable funding. Since our foundation well over 100 years ago, we have backed activists defending civil liberties and striving for positive political reform. With a strong set of values rooted in liberalism and Quakerism, we stand for the defence of liberty, freedom of expression and conscience. A tax-paying, limited company, we overtly seek to bring about significant changes in the political system, making it more accountable, democratic and transparent. We do this by supporting people and organisations via a £1-1.5m grant budget and through the ongoing support of a dedicated grantee community.
JRRT is led by a voluntary Board of Directors. We are now looking for individuals with the political imagination, passionate interest and leading edge thinking to join the Board.
One of the toughest jobs of a funder is to say no to worthwhile projects that you think are unlikely to succeed, so you will need the ability to apply well-considered political judgement to complex issues. You must be knowledgeable about the political and campaigning scene in the UK, and should have a proven track record of seeking out and anticipating political trends. You will be expected to provide strategic leadership, identify new areas of interest and take legal responsibility for proper governance so both integrity and shrewdness are vital.
All candidates must be able to demonstrate their values are liberal and progressive with a focus on enabling change. More specifically, we are keen to appoint at least one Director who will maintain the Trust's links with its Quaker heritage, and recognise the clear benefits of increasing the ethno-cultural diversity of our Board. Other areas of particular interest include digital campaigning and those with party political links beyond the Liberal Democrats.
For further details please visit our microsite: www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/jrrt
If you want to know more about the role or selection process, please contact Kai Adams or Ali Hollingbery on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01730 776 655.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 20 June 2018 at noon.