We’re looking for new trustees Author: Amy Pettipher     
Date: 23rd February 2017

Charityworks was established in 2009 and is now recognised as the national graduate programme for the non-profit sector. The programme’s aim is to support the development of a non-profit sector better able to serve the people, causes and communities that rely on it. In a challenging political and economic landscape, and in the face of increasingly complex social issues, Charityworks believes that the sector’s success will depend on talented and committed people using their time and skills in the pursuit of social change. To this end, Charityworks provides a model which enables high potential graduates to launch and develop their careers in the sector at the same time as providing any non-profit organisation with a cost-effective way of recruiting and developing talented graduates.

Charityworks operates as a charitable company limited by guarantee. Day to day management of the graduate programme is delegated via contract to a social enterprise called Koreo. This work is overseen by the Board of Trustees and supported by a professional advisory body. A couple of excellent, long-standing trustees have recently stood down as their terms of office have come to an end and we are now seeking to replace that capacity.

The Board is looking for candidates with a strong track record of achievement in their chosen field with governance and/or management experience at board or senior executive level and an interest in and commitment to leadership development. We would welcome applications to extend the diversity of board membership. Expertise which would be particularly valued includes digital, marketing, HR, higher education and experience with foundations and trusts.


We hope that the following information and our website give you a good introduction to Charityworks and to the roles we are recruiting for. If you are interested in joining us as a trustee, please download and read through the Charityworks Trustee Information Pack.

The closing date for applications is March 13th when shortlisting will take place. Interviews are scheduled for 20th March in central London.


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