The Co-op Foundation
Manchester & London
Voluntary basis with expenses reimbursed

The Co-op Foundation is a funder with a co-operative difference. We care deeply about how our funding can empower people and we trust our partners to do what matters most. By building relationships, by being honest and open, by learning and by accepting appropriate risk, we will support our partners to make an even greater impact tackling inequality and strengthening communities.

The Role

We want to bring different ways of thinking to the Board. That means bringing on board people from a wider range of backgrounds and cultures who can share their experiences, challenge us to think differently and help us shift the dynamic within the grant giving community.

We are now looking to widen the generational diversity of our Board and are particularly interested in individuals who can help us create connections with younger communities and / or who have lived experience in line with our community programmes. Wherever you are now, you will share our deep commitment to creating strength within our communities and to making things better for everyone.

We want people with insight who can help inform debate and ensure that the decisions we are making on are on track and taking account of contemporary views and trends. All trustees make a thorough personal contribution, show that they have their finger on the pulse and are willing to share their insights.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.