Recruitment of New Trustees
We are looking for Trustees with relevant skills to join our friendly and engaged Board of Trustees. Sheffield Town Trust is one of the oldest charitable organisations in the country having originally been established in 1297. It is a registered charity that supports around 140 groups, organisations, and charities every year.
Who we are
The Trust has thirteen Trustees headed by the Town Collector, the historical name for its Chair, with the administration being overseen by the Law Clerk. Income from the Trust’s capital investments in property and the stock market is distributed in accordance with the charitable objects, being charitable and public uses in the City of Sheffield. Further information on the Trust’s background can be found here. The history of the Town Trust can be found here.
We uphold the Seven Nolan Principles of Public Life. These are selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.
You will be required to attend four Trustee meetings a year. Your time will be needed to assess 2 to 3 applications in advance of each meeting which will require a short-written report on your recommendations. We encourage Trustees to visit applicant’s premises when relevant to inform their views on the suitability for the awarding of a grant. The Trust would be particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals with a finance and/or accounting and legal background. Full details of the Person Specification and Job Description, together with the Application Form can be downloaded from the Supporting Documents Section below.
The following documents are available for you to read and download in support of your application.
Please download and complete the application form below which should then be forwarded to the Law Clerk.
Submission of Applications
Applications should be made in writing by completing the application form. Completed application forms should be sent to:
The Law Clerk
Sheffield Town Trust
14 Commercial Street
Sheffield S1 2AT
Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday April 6th 2023.
The Recruitment Process
Applications received by the closing date and time will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the Trust chaired by the Town Collector. Candidates will be informed if their application has been shortlisted. Trustees anticipate that Shortlisted Candidates will be invited to attend a 45-minute interview which are scheduled for Tuesday 9th May 2023. The interviews will take place at Knights PLC offices, Commercial House,14 Commercial Street, Sheffield, S1 2AT.
Recommendations for any appointments will be made to the main board of the Trust on May 15th at 10.00 am.