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Welcome from Philip Grant – Chair, Bank of Scotland Foundation

Dear Applicant

Thank you for your interest in the role of Trustee of Bank of Scotland Foundation.

For ten years, we’ve been Helping Scotland Prosper using an annual donation from Lloyds Banking Group. We're widely respected for the quality of our grant making and dedication to supporting small and medium sized charities. Through our Grants Programmes and a Matched Giving Programme for Lloyds Banking Group’s colleagues in Scotland we’ve now distributed over £22m to over 2,200 charities - enabling over 800,000 people to benefit from a variety of much needed local services and personal support!

We’re seeking Trustees to join our Board and if you feel you have the experience, passion and dedication to contribute to our engaging and innovative work, I would encourage you to apply.

If you wish to have further information about the role, or if you have any questions please contact Catriona Mackie at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

Thanks and good luck with your application.

Yours sincerely,

Philip Grant
Chair, Bank of Scotland Foundation

About Bank of Scotland Foundation

Our funding is distributed to Scotland’s charities effectively and efficiently helping to support vulnerable people in some of Scotland’s most deprived communities, addressing areas such as homelessness, debt management, reducing isolation and supporting job creation. In February 2021, our donation from Lloyds Banking Group was almost £5m!

We're seeking Trustees to join our Board and contribute to our ambitious five-year strategy “Supporting Positive Change Across Scotland” which sees a range of funding programmes available to charities demonstrating they address social exclusion or disadvantage.

Further information on the organisation can be found below:

The Role – Trustees

Your role as Trustee of Bank of Scotland Foundation is to oversee the effective governance and accountability of the Foundation and contribute actively to the Board of Trustees' role in giving clear strategic direction to the Foundation. In addition, you will be expected to safeguard the reputation of the Foundation, ensure the financial stability and sustainability of the organisation and represent the Foundation as appropriate.

To execute the role successfully potential candidates should have a good knowledge of the issues facing local communities and be confident that they can make a valuable contribution to our work. As we look to enhance the diversity of our Board, our new Trustees will ideally have skills in one or more of the following areas Communications/PR, Equal Opportunities, Disability/Discrimination, Political/Parliamentary or Income Generation/Fundraising. Previous Board/Trustee experience is desirable but not essential and we encourage applications from all ages and backgrounds.

Trustees are appointed for an initial three-year period and meetings take place quarterly. The Board meeting commitment required is one day per quarter, plus reading and reviewing papers. In addition, occasional engagement activities also require participation from the Trustees, such as the Foundation's Annual Parliamentary Reception and charity visits to hear first-hand the real difference our funding is making. There is no remuneration for this work, however all necessary travel and accommodation expenses will be fully reimbursed.

Documents for download:

How to Apply

If you would like to discuss the roles in further detail please contact Catriona Mackie at our recruitment partners, Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555.

If you feel you have the experience, passion, and dedication to be appointed as Trustee of Bank of Scotland Foundation, please upload your CV and supporting statement to Aspen People – UPLOAD HERE. Please also email a signed copy of the Candidate Privacy Notice (which can be downloaded here) to kbettoli@aspenpeople.co.uk

Please note that you will receive an immediate acknowledgement of your application. If you do not receive this please contact Kelsey Bettoli on 0141 212 7555.

We have provided below a note of the critical dates within this recruitment campaign which we hope will help you plan your diary:

Closing date for applications:

Friday 30th July 2021

Interviews:

Week commencing 16th August 2021