Appointed Trustee Recruitment


Thank you for your interest in becoming a Trustee of Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation. Please download this information pack, which contains all that you need to know about the Foundation and the role and expectations of Trustees including the specific skills and experience that we are looking for, as well as details about how to apply. 

This is an exciting time to be joining the Foundation. We are a unique endowed and place-based foundation managing and developing our assets to generate income that enables us to reinvest locally and fulfil our charitable objectives. We look after and maintain the Garden City, ensuring everyone living here can flourish and enjoy the best that town and country offers. We want more people to be able to enjoy nature and the outdoors, take advantage of our rich heritage and cultural offer and provide the best opportunities for our children and young people, tackling inequality. 


Being a Trustee and Governor of the Foundation is an exciting opportunity for those with the skills and experience to become involved in developing and overseeing our future strategy and activities for the world’s first Garden City, ensuring it is fit for purpose in this new and very challenging era of the 21st century. 

The role is a voluntary one, as are those of all Trustees and Governors.  You will be working with a Board which currently consists of 12 Trustees (including the Chair and Vice Chair) and a professional Leadership Team (LT) led by a Chief Executive. 

The Board has the sole legal authority for the strategic direction of the Foundation and for all major decision making but devolves day to day operational responsibilities to the CEO and Leadership Team (LT). Both the Board and the team work closely with a group of Governors whose role is to reflect community interests and represent key sector interests such as education or sports amongst others.  

Trustees have key roles as ambassadors for the Foundation and for helping us build relationships with partners, stakeholders and the wider community and raise our profile. 


Skills and experience

We are particularly looking to appoint Trustees who have skills and experience in accountancy and finance, digital, housing development, construction, and place-regeneration. In addition, you will need to be a great advocate for our local community and an ambassador for the Foundation who is equally happy to work collaboratively with fellow Trustees and governors, and our team, shaping our strategy and playing a key role in ensuring we have a sustainable future. We are keen to improve the diversity of our Board and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

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How to apply
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Closing date