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Trustee – up to 1 day per month


We are Access – The Foundation for Social Investment.

Our role is to make it easier for charities and social enterprises in England to access the capital they need to grow and increase their impact.

We work to bridge the gap between charities and social enterprises on one side and social investors on the other, to help make the social investment more relevant and accessible for charities and social enterprises.

To do this, we need to change the way social investment is delivered, so that it can reach parts of the charity and social enterprise sector who are yet to benefit.

We do this by

  1. Funding organisations to run grant and support programmes for charities and social enterprises;
  2. Funding organisations to make small loans to charities and social enterprises; and
  3. Sharing the learning from how these programmes work.

We are seeking one new Trustee Director to join the Board as we continue to extend our reach and impact. Your skill set and experience will enable you to contribute strategically to both the development and achievement of Access’ mission, and to effectively promote Access in the social sector. We are particularly looking for someone with extensive leadership experience in charities and social enterprises; ideally, but not necessarily, someone who has raised investment previously.

The Access Trustees are accountable for the governance and direction of the Foundation; for building its reputation; and for driving its success. First class communication and interpersonal skills, unquestioned integrity and a deep commitment to achieving lasting social impact will be essential. In return, this appointment offers an unrivalled opportunity to play a leading role in the development of social investment in the UK and, by example, beyond.

You can download the full role description here

For further details please email Helena to arrange a call with our Chief Executive, Seb Elsworth, for an informal but confidential discussion about the role.

If this role is of interest please e-mail your CV, together with a covering letter, to by Wednesday, 29 March 2017.