ACCESS - The Foundation for Social Investment

Location London

Salary Voluntary

Application deadline 19 May 2019
The application deadline for this role has passed

Access is working to transform the charity sector, to help make charities and social enterprises more enterprising and resilient, and to ensure that the right sort of finance exists to help them to grow.

We have considerable resources at our disposal and an ambitions strategy, which includes committing £40m over five years to enterprise development activity across the sector, and establishing major new blended finance programmes. Our learning is already transforming the way in which capital can best meet the needs of the sector.

We have recently undertaken an external review of the governance of the charity. The feedback has been positive: Access is a well-managed and well governed organisation. We are looking for several  new trustees who are excited by our work, can help drive the organisation forward and who can support elements of our strategy. All new trustees should be able to demonstrate strong governance experience, integrity, judgment, emotional intelligence, passion, and be able to commit time to the role.

We are also looking for individuals who could contribute at a senior level to Access’s work in one or more of the following areas:

  • Leading and supporting charities and social enterprises to be more enterprising and resilient
  • Developing support programmes which work in specific places
  • Sharing learning with and influencing the behaviour of other funders and foundations
  • Evaluation and influencing
  • Communications and marketing

Over our ten-year life we want to change the way charities are supported to be more resilient, and the way social investment works. Our board is at the heart of us achieving that change. If you share our vision, we would love to hear from you.

To apply

To read the appointment brief for more information and how to apply, please CLICK HERE.

For an informal and confidential discussion, after having read the appointment brief, please contact our advising consultants at Attenti – Jim Banks on 07787 004 768 ( or David Fielding on 07810 507 235 ( )            

Closing date for applications: 19th May 2019

We support UK foundations and grant-making charities