New Trustee sought

Sunday June 28, 2020

Great Shelford Parochial Charities are seeking expressions of interest from individuals wishing to support the work we do for the benefit of the residents of Great Shelford.

What is a Charity trustee?

Trustees are the ‘guardians of our purpose’ overseeing everything the charity does, from setting its strategy to being responsible for its work and finances. Some of our trustees provide professional expertise, but you don’t need to be a specialist to be valuable. A fresh perspective, commitment to the village and common sense are some of the most valuable things a trustee can contribute.

The seven trustees usually meet once every 2 months for approximately 2 hours – and some trustees take a lead role in  particular areas, but this is voluntary. 

Trustees have legal and regulatory responsibilities. For more information see:

gov.uk/government/publications/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-cc3

What does Great Shelford Parochial Charities do?

We provide grants and make donations in support of local organisations and good causes. We also own 32 almshouses at More’s Meadow in the village. Purpose built to our design, this development of one, two and three bedroomed properties was opened in 1996 by Betty Boothroyd, the then Speaker of the House of Commons.

We also own 10 acres of open land on the edge of the village. One third of this is given over to allotments which are rented out to local people. The remainder comprises two fields, mostly of grassland with footpaths and benches for public use. We plan to develop further affordable housing on some of this, while retaining and improving ample green spaces for allotments, recreation and conservation.

How do I find out more – or express interest?

For further details – or to submit an expression of interest – please find our contact details below. Expressions of interest should be received by 31 July 2020.

What will happen next?

The Trustees will review all expressions of interest – and you may be invited to meet us to discuss the role further. Note that we will check the Disclosure and Barring Service before appointing any trustee. 

We hope to appoint the new trustee this summer.