Deadline: 14 April 2023
Salary: c.£120,000 (6–12 months)
The Tudor Trust is an independent grant-making charitable trust established in 1955. It has assets of £265 million and funds a wide variety of different organisations working with people at the margins of society. It has committed in excess of £20 million in the current financial year 2022/2023 to continue to provide support to more than 700 current grant holders.
Tudor has a reputation within the voluntary sector as an open, flexible and listening funder, and one that works on the basis that the applicant is the expert in the work that they do. The outgoing Director, Christopher Graves, has led Tudor for 38 years. This has been a period of stability and of steady, evolutionary change.
Recently the Trust embarked on an ambitious ‘Reimagining’ process, intended to help it embed anti-racism both internally and externally and to rethink its offer to the community and voluntary sector. This has brought rich learning but as yet there is not a shared vision for what a new, anti-racist Tudor can look like. There are also ongoing challenges around how the trust transitions from a family trust to a new structure and culture.
It is hoped that the Interim Director will be able to support staff and trustees to find a strategic direction that will allow progress to be made in developing a shared understanding of what it means to be an anti-racist organisation and how that informs the grant-making relationship and processes. Exploring how learning from the Reimagining can be bound into Tudor’s recognised approach and ethos, and operationalised so that the Trust is ready to reopen to new applications, is a crucial part of this.
We are looking for an experienced interim Director who can help stabilise the organisation, and determine a way forward that a new trustee board, management team and permanent Director can build on. The interim Director will have a commitment to racial justice and experience of building equity, diversity and inclusion into all areas of a charity’s work. They will have excellent communication and facilitation skills, a collaborative and empowering style and high levels of emotional intelligence. While they don’t need to have experience of leading a grant-making organisation we are looking for someone with strong charity leadership experience who can ensure that Tudor fulfils all its legal and statutory responsibilities.
How to apply
To find out more information download the candidate pack. To apply, please send your CV together with a completed Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form) by 10am on 14 April to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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