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Winston Churchill Memorial Trust – Trustees

Dec 3, 2019


Inclusive Boards is delighted to present Trustee roles for Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT)

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust runs the Churchill Fellowships, a well-established and prestigious programme of grants for overseas research,  on topical issues such as mental health, homelessness and sustainability.  Every year WCMT awards 150 Fellowships. These fund outstanding individuals to travel for 4-8 weeks, anywhere in the world, researching a topic of their choice among global leaders in their field. On their return, WCMT help them to share their global learning with professions and communities across the UK in order to improve professional practice and public policy. The Fellowship was created by public subscription in 1965 as the living legacy of Sir Winston Churchill.

WCMT is looking to appoint two Trustees, preferably with one or more of the following skills:

Governance/Leadership experience

Ideally with operational and/or strategic level experience at an executive level from the third sector, the skills & experience WCMT is looking for include one or more (but not limited to)

  • Strategic experience in governance
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the Charity Governance Code, GDPR, safeguarding, and risk management
  • Experience in policy development

Financial/Audit experience

  • Ideally a qualified accountant or a candidate with experience of finance/audit processes
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the Charity Governance Code, GDPR, safeguarding, and risk management
  • A strong understanding of the financial needs of a charity while maintaining a robust capital structure, including the sound maintenance of the Trust’s resources
  • An understanding of the rules and regulations that guide and govern the preparation of a charity’s financial statements, is desirable but is not essential

**In addition to the above, each Trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions. These may involve scrutinising Board and Committee papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives and other issues in which the Trustee has special expertise.

These posts are currently unrenumerated voluntary positions, but reasonable expenses will be met.  For more information on the roles and their specifications, please download the Trustee application pack.

Are you a Churchill Fellow?
WCMT is keen to appoint Churchill Fellows to the board. If you think your skills and experience would add value to the Board, please apply.

Please send your CV and cover letter to: Ros.h@inclusiveboards.co.uk by Wednesday 15th January 2020. If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact Inclusive Boards directly or call Ros Hollinghurst on 0207 267 8369 or 07568 137 714.


*As part of Inclusive Boards’ continuing efforts to promote diversity, please download and fill out the Diversity Monitoring form through the link and send with your CV and cover letter.

This in no way affects your application to WCMT.

Diversity Monitoring form

Sector: Charities
Role Type: Trustee
Company: wcmt Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

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