Green Park

Independent Member

Green Park
York, North Yorkshire (GB)
20 Feb 2019
04 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Voluntary / Trustee

Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust

Independent Member

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, (JRF) and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust, (JRHT), are two linked charities which share common trustees, governance committees and a vision of a prosperous, poverty-free UK. JRF is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty, spending around £10m a year on influencing, research and changing attitudes. It is also a housing association and care provider, JRHT, in York and north-east England.

JRF/JRHT is currently recruiting a number of Independent Members to strengthen the governance committees. For this recruitment we are looking for individuals to join the Audit & Risk Committee and the Resources Committee. As an independent you would play an important role in supporting, challenging and advising both Trustees and Executive Directors. This is a challenging time for charities from across the sector, and specifically for JRF/JRHT as the organisations modernise and transform their ways of working.

We are looking for dynamic individuals who will share JRF/JRHT’s vision, whilst also sharing the knowledge, experience and passion that ensures that they can deliver. Independent Members need to be able to challenge the JRF/JRHT Executive in a constructive and collaborative way and with a focus on reaching good-quality shared decisions. Individuals need to be strong communicators with the ability to build solid relationships with fellow committee members and senior staff.

For further information, including full person specifications for each Committee, and details on how to apply please visit

For an informal discussion please contact our Executive Search partners, Green Park on or 0203 145 3430, and ask for Jon Morrison.

Closing date for applications: Monday 4 March at noon.