Chief Executive

Trust for London

Location London

Position Full time

Salary £100k-£110k

Application deadline 15 February 2021
The application deadline for this role has passed

Trust for London is an independent charitable foundation. We aim to tackle poverty and inequality in London, making grants totalling around £10 million a year and at any one time we are supporting up to 300 organisations; funding independent research; and providing knowledge and expertise on London's social issues to policymakers and journalists.

We work on some of London's most pressing social issues, and are committed to improving the lives of Londoners by increasing their pay, helping reduce costs of living and supporting community groups to thrive.

Chief Executive Officer

Trust for London


We believe this is one of the most interesting and impactful jobs in London. With the current chief executive stepping down after 23 years in post, this is an outstanding opportunity to help find long term solutions to the causes of poverty and inequality in London. As Chief Executive of the Trust, you will work with communities in which poverty and inequality reside to support those that have had a raw deal in life. The Trust is a listening and learning organisation, and welcomes the opportunity to build partnerships to increase impact even further.

This is a unique opportunity to lead and work with a high performing team to set an ambitious future strategy for an organisation with a long-term view. The new Chief Executive will lead the Trust as we emerge from the current pandemic, and it will be critical for them to respond to the ever-changing environment in London with creativity, urgency, integrity, and passion.

We are looking for candidates who bring a direct experience or deep understanding of poverty and inequality, as well as an excellent understanding and knowledge of the systemic issues and root causes that are particular to London. You will be an empowering and collaborative leader, experienced at supporting Non-Executive Boards and senior staff to achieve challenging objectives. You have good financial literacy which enables you to successfully manage significant endowments and investments, along with excellent ambassadorial and networking skills. A track record of successfully influencing to achieve systems change, combined with a commitment to a data and evidence led approach is also essential.

A vision of a more equitable society is integral to the Trust's mission, and they are committed to working proactively to contribute to this goal. The Trust is particularly keen to welcome applications from Disabled people and People from Black and Minority Ethnic communities.

To apply

For further information about the Trust, the role and how to apply please download the full appointment brief below.

Closing Date: Monday 15th February 2021

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