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Recruitment of New Trustees

We are looking for Trustees with a legal or medical background to join our friendly and engaged Board of Trustees.  The 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

Our Values

We uphold the Seven Nolan Principles of Public Life.  These are selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.

The Role

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 medical or 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.

Supporting Documents

The following documents are available for you to read and download in support of your application. 

Person Specification

Job Description

Please download and complete the application form below which should then be forwarded to the Law Clerk. 

Application Form

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

Commercial House

14 Commercial Street

Sheffield S1 2AT


Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 17th September 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 30-minute interview which are scheduled for week commencing the 16th October 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 Monday 20th November 2023 at 10.30 am. 

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