Investment Management Trustee

Noel Buxton Trust

Location London

Position Part time 2 hours per month

Salary Voluntary, reasonable expenses paid

Application deadline 20 December 2020

About us

The Noel Buxton Trust is a small grant-making charity.  We were established in 1919 to achieve social and economic progress in Britain and overseas. Today we have three grants programmes. Two are in the UK where we support organisations that work with families affected by domestic abuse and organisations that support prisoners and former offenders. We also have an African grants programme supporting community-based organisations working to promote sustainable livelihoods for low-income families.

The Trust is run by a Board of seven trustees who meet twice a year to decide on grant applications and governance issues. We have Trustees with special expertise in our three programme areas. We have a manager who deals with day-to-day administration. Our funding comes solely from investments.


Role description

We welcome applications for the position of Trustee from candidates with investment management expertise.

The successful candidate will liaise with our investment managers to set our long-term investment strategy and our annual income forecast. He/She will keep the Board informed of our financial situation and work with the whole Board on issues affecting investment and finance. He/She will attend Board meetings and engage in discussion via email as needed. As Trustees, we recognise that the whole Board is responsible for our investments and our spending.


Person Specification

We would like to hear from people who share the Noel Buxton Trust’s commitment to improve the lives of the people we serve. We are ideally looking for someone with experience of working at board level, either as a trustee or as a member of a senior management team.

Candidates for this position should be able to demonstrate skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • As a fund manager
  • Developing investment strategies and policies appropriate to charities
  • Monitoring and assessing the performance of investment managers
  • The environmental, social and governance aspects of investment management and the principles of ethical investing
To apply

Please send a CV and a letter telling us about why you would like to join us and the experience you can bring to our Board.  You can email us at

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