About the Pilgrim Trust
Established in 1930, the Pilgrim Trust is a grant giving charitable foundation set up to address some of the UK’s “more urgent needs” with a view to “promoting future wellbeing”. Today the Trust awards around £3m in grants in the heritage and conservation fields and in social welfare, currently with a focus on improving the life chances of vulnerable women and girls.
The Pilgrim Trust has a reputation as a pioneer in championing unpopular or overlooked causes. In the past it has supported hospices, men out of work in old industrial towns, drug and alcohol addiction, and women in the criminal justice system. The Trustees always try to use the Trust's funds in a way that generates social impact and value. It also supports organisations by offering more than just money and works collaboratively both with other foundations and strategic partners so that not only information and expertise can be shared, but more money can be drawn into the sector. As a grant giver it aims to be flexible, responsive, collaborative and unbureaucratic.
We are wholly committed to being representative of society and bringing together people with a variety of backgrounds skills and experience to shape the Trust. We are particularly keen to increase our diversity and become a more inclusive organisation, therefore all appointments will be made on merit following a fair and transparent process.
Working closely with the Director you will strengthen the Trust’s external communications in line with the strategic direction set out by our Trustees. It is an exciting time to join us as we look to refresh our communications approach to become better known, collaborate with others, and to highlight what our support can offer to great causes.
You will lead on and develop our website, its content, the creative elements and its overall structure and presentation, ensuring it is accessible and user friendly. You will also establish a social media presence, managing its content, planning and creation.
Working within a small but dedicated team, you will be a self-starter and a creative and highly competent individual, you will be prepared to learn and be knowledgeable about the Pilgrim Trust, its history, work, ethos and the opportunity to extend its reach as we start the run up to our centenary in 2030.