Our vision is of a society where people dealing with complex social issues such as homelessness, trafficking and modern slavery and domestic abuse get the support to rebuild their lives. That is why we partner with small and local charities helping people overcome complex social issues. For more than 35 years we have been standing side by side with small but vital charities; to provide the right kinds of funding and support, in the right ways, and seeking to influence others to meet the needs of small charities, the communities they are rooted in and the people they serve. We are an independent charitable trust funded by the profits of Lloyds Banking Group and are proud of our relationship with them. They have backed us in good times and bad, value our expertise and give us the freedom to direct our work and resources in the way that best serves people, charities and communities. But while we are one of the largest and most established corporate foundations in the UK, key to our impact is our people. We work in partnership with the charities we support, we listen, understand and respond to charities needs through funding, development support and influencing policy and practice. The importance of that flows through our staff team and Board of Trustees.
We are looking for a Chair to implement our new Strategy and drive a programme of innovative and exciting work, to help us shape the Foundation’s future. You will excel at bringing people from different backgrounds together around a common cause. In addition to fostering an excellent relationship with Lloyds Banking Group, you will further enhance our Board to ensure it stays connected with the issues we focus on and that we bring the voices of those we want to reach into our own decision-making. You will care deeply about issues of disadvantage in England and Wales and be able to see what is possible through effective local organisations and empowered communities.
We are committed to actively threading Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) through all aspects of who we are, how we work and what we do and say. We are committed to tackling racial injustice, having committed a minimum of 25% of our funding towards supporting charities led by Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. An understanding and commitment to EDI, to elevating grassroots and unheard voices, to communities of identity and geography that have too often been marginalised, will be essential for this role.
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