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Welcome from Philip Grant – Chair, Bank of Scotland Foundation

Dear Applicant

Thank you for your interest in the role of Trustee of Bank of Scotland Foundation.

Bank of Scotland Foundation receives an annual donation from Lloyds Banking Group as part of the Group's commitment to Helping Scotland Prosper.  We donate these funds to charities across Scotland through our Grants Programmes and a Matched Giving Programme for Lloyds Banking Group employees in Scotland. 

In February 2019, the Foundation’s annual donation from Lloyds Banking Group was almost £5m, a significant increase from the £2m received annually in previous years.  To ensure this funding can be distributed to Scotland’s charities effectively and efficiently, we have recently introduced our new five-year strategy “Supporting Positive Change Across Scotland” which will see a range of new funding programmes open in 2019 and 2020, available to charities that demonstrate they address social exclusion or disadvantage. 

We are seeking two Trustees to join our Board and if you feel you have the experience, passion and commitment to contribute to our ambitious new strategy, I would encourage you to apply. 

If you wish to have further information about the roles, or if you have any questions please contact Catriona Mackie at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

Thanks and good luck with your application.

Yours sincerely

Philip Grant
Chair, Bank of Scotland Foundation

About Bank of Scotland Foundation

Launched in 2010, Bank of Scotland Foundation has now distributed over £14m to over 1,800 charities enabling over 600,000 people to benefit from a variety of much needed local services and personal support. 

The Foundation is widely respected for the quality of its grant making and for its commitment to supporting small and medium charities working in some of Scotland’s most deprived communities, addressing areas such as homelessness, debt management, reducing isolation and supporting job creation. 

Further information on the organisation can be found below:

The Role – Trustees (x2)

Your role as Trustee of Bank of Scotland Foundation is to oversee the effective governance and accountability of the Foundation and contribute actively to the Board of Trustees' role in giving clear strategic direction to the Foundation.  In addition, you will be expected to safeguard the reputation of the Foundation, ensure the financial stability and sustainability of the organisation and represent the Foundation as appropriate.

The successful candidates could come from a variety of different backgrounds and should have a good knowledge of the issues facing local communities and the voluntary sector. They should have experience of working at board level and be confident that they can make a valuable contribution to the Foundation’s work.

Trustees are appointed for an initial three year period and meetings take place quarterly. The commitment required is one day per quarter, plus reading and reviewing papers. Occasional stakeholder engagement activities also require participation from the Trustees, such as the Foundation's Annual Parliamentary Reception and charity visits. There is no remuneration for this work, however all necessary travel and accommodation expenses will be fully reimbursed.

Documents for download:

How to Apply

If you would like to discuss the roles in further detail please contact Catriona Mackie or Ken Dalgleish at our recruitment partners, Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter / supporting statement expressing why you are interested in this opportunity and your suitability via the relevant link below:

Please note that you will receive an immediate acknowledgement of your application. If you do not receive this please contact Kelsey Sinclair on 0141 212 7555.

We have provided below a note of the critical dates within this recruitment campaign which we hope will help you plan your diary:

Closing date for applications:

Friday 14th June 2019

Application review meeting:

Wednesday 26th June 2019


Tuesday 9th July 2019 (please note that there is some flexibility around this date so please do let us know if you wouldn’t be able to attend on the 9th)