Chairman Role with the Heathrow Communities Trust

Help us Reach new Heights with the Heathrow Communities Trust

Role: Chairman

About the opportunity

We are looking for enthusiastic people with an interest in the future of the communities surrounding Heathrow to take on the important role of Chairman of the Board of Trustees to the Heathrow Communities Trust as it enters the third decade of its operation.
The Heathrow Communities Trust administers grants to charities and community groups in the immediate environs of Heathrow Airport. It is funded from four sources – an annual donation from Heathrow Airport Ltd, donations from other companies located on the airport site, staff fundraising, and noise fines. More than £7500,000 was available for grants during 2015. Grant funding is available for community projects covering Communities for Youth (youth skills, aspiration and employability); Communities for Tomorrow (projects that help protect the environment and encourage sustainable development and eco education); Communities Together (smaller community focussed projects); and HAPi – Heathrow Active People in the community a matched funding scheme for Heathrow staff to support community activities that they also give time to – from PTAs, to Scouts, to sports teams.
As Chairman of the Board of Trustees you will help us to set the strategic direction and funding priorities of the Trust, and ensure that we function within the legal and Regulatory framework of the sector and strive to make a positive impact on the lives of those living and working near Heathrow. Trustees act as a link to our stakeholders, such as funding recipients, the community, funders etc. and ensure that we act in the best interest of the charity, beneficiaries and future beneficiaries at all times.
2016 is the 20th Anniversary of the Trust, and a key time to join the Board in order to support and influence the plans for the Trust’s future.


What are we looking for?

Lives or works in or near the Heathrow area. Interest in, and knowledge of, the voluntary and community sector. Able to attend four daytime meetings per annum plus occasional meetings of the grants review Panels. Additional opportunities to visit funded projects and organizations if interested. Over 18 years of age. Has an interest in the work of the Heathrow Communities Trust. Trustees are appointed for a three-year term of office.
To apply: Please send a C.V. and covering letter indicating why you are interested in this opportunity, and what you would bring to the role to