The Big Society Trust was formed to be the majority shareholder of Big Society Capital, monitor its work and strategy, and ensuring that it remains true to its social mission. It also performs a similar oversight role for Access – The Foundation for Social Investment.
Established in 2012, Big Society Capital is today a recognised leader in social investment practice and market development, and currently has capital of over £500 million from dormant bank accounts and equity investments by the four largest UK high street banks, and has made over £1billion of investment capital available to UK social sector organisations.
Social sector organisations tackle some of the UK’s most intractable social problems but often lack access to the finance they need to grow and achieve increased social impact. To address this, Big Society Capital and Access – The Foundation for Social Investment play leading roles in developing sources of finance and championing the social investment market.
The Big Society Trust is now seeking to appoint a new Non-Executive Director to join our Board. You are already an established leader in the social sector who can demonstrate a strong interest in, or engagement with, social investment as a tool to achieve positive social impact. To be considered, you need to have experience at chief executive or senior leadership level, and be highly respected in your area of work for insight, knowledge and collaboration.
Previous experience as a Trustee or Non-Executive Director is highly desirable.
The role is unremunerated but reasonable travel and accommodation costs will be met.
Please note Big Society Capital is currently recruiting two Non-Executive Directors, and you can learn more about this opportunity by following this link – http://prospect-us.co.uk/jobs/details/hq00171186
For further information about the Big Society Trust and details of how to apply, please follow the link below. You are also invited contact our retained advisers Borge Andreassen and Jessica Stockford at Prospectus on 0207 691 1920 for a confidential discussion about the opportunity.
Closing date: December 7
Preliminary interviews with Prospectus: December 12 – January 5
Interviews with Big Society Trust: Week of January 29