Social Business Trust - Trustee

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We're seeking to appoint a new Trustee to the Board to support the CEO and executive team in enabling the successful implementation and delivery of the 5 year strategic plan.

§ London

£ Voluntary with paid expenses

Reference 7266

The organisation

The Organisation

SBT’s mission is to support high growth potential social enterprises to scale-up their impact. They do that by investing professional support and cash grants from their leading corporate partners in a carefully selected portfolio of social enterprises. They believe that helping these social enterprises to scale is crucial to solving our pressing social issues.

Social enterprises under consideration are subject to detailed, private-equity style due-diligence process, with a final decision from highly-qualified Investment Committee made up of SBT’s corporate partners. Their corporate partners currently include Bain, Charles Russell Speechlys, Clifford Chance, EY, Permira, Permira Credit, Refinitiv, Schroders and Thomson Reuters.

The Role

SBT seeks to appoint a new Trustee to the Board to assist with the implementation of the 5 year strategic plan.

The Trustee will take an active role in the life of the organisation and will support the CEO and executive team in enabling the successful delivery of the strategic plan.

Trustees harness their experience and skills to impact the social enterprise and voluntary sector, while also gaining an understanding of the particular opportunities and challenges faced by the sector. In addition to lending their  knowledge, expertise, networks and experience to SBT, Trustees should be willing to challenge constructively, helping to ensure that SBT and its portfolio of social enterprises achieves its full potential. All Trustees are expected to promote sound financial management to ensure appropriate use of funds; to safeguard the reputation and values of SBT and to ensure the charity complies with its charitable objects, charity law, relevant legislation and regulation.

The Desired Candidate

In order to complement the skills of current Board members, SBT is encouraging applications from individuals who have the following experience:

Social enterprise or social entrepreneur leadership. We are looking for a trustee who has considerable experience within the social enterprise sector. Successful candidates could be successful social entrepreneurs themselves, have experience through social enterprise or charity bodies, or have played a significant leadership role in a social enterprise. They have credibility and a respected reputation in the sector. They understand the challenges and opportunities for growth and have an innate understanding of impact measurement and the experiences of beneficiaries.

Required Skills & Characteristics

  • Keen interest in social enterprises and charities
  • Collaboration
  • Working flexibly and innovatively
  • Keen interest in communicating through social media
  • An appreciation of the importance of earned income for social enterprises and charities

Diversity is part of the fabric of SBT and the organisations they work with and they are keen for our Board to reflect that diversity.  SBT are committed to inclusion and welcome applications from all members of our community.

Further Information

For further information about SBT, the role, and the person they are looking for, please download the Candidate Information Pack.

How to Apply

If you think you would enjoy being a Trustee of SBT, please submit an application with:

  • An up to date CV with the details of two referees (we will not contact them without your permission
  • A Cover Letter, detailing how you meet the criteria for the role, and outlining your motivations for applying.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Melissa Baxter on 07789 985 229 / [email protected]

Closing date for applications: Monday 10th January 2022
Preliminary interviews: Week commencing 17th January 2022
Subsequent interviews with SBT: Week commencing 31st January 2022

Closing date for applications
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