Millfield House Foundation seeks a new Trustee

The Millfield House Foundation (MHF) is seeking to recruit a new trustee to replace a retiring trustee and to enhance its expertise, particularly in the area of minority ethnic perspectives on poverty and social inequalities. The successful candidate will join the Trustee Board in October 2017 and may also be invited to join the Investment Committee.

MHF is an endowed grant-making body. It funds only in the North East of England and focuses exclusively on assisting policy and campaigning work.  Its origins lie in Quaker family tradition. Although it is no longer a Quaker trust it retains the values of its founding family.

The trustees meet three times a year and their Investment Committee twice a year. Trustees are not generally expected to attend other events between meetings but some do.

Having reviewed their skills and experience, the trustees are keen to attract people with knowledge and lived experience of minority ethnic issues and/or involvement with local communities in influencing change. Since MHF’s work is entirely centred around policy change candidates will need to understand how the policy change process works in the contemporary political environment. Applicants who can offer financial and/or investment experience will be particularly welcome but this is not an essential requirement.

More information about the Foundation can be found on its website If you wish to discuss the role please contact the Chair, Toby Lowe at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

To apply please send a letter or email to Fiona Ellis, Trust Manager, Millfield House Foundation, Minstrel’s House, West Marlish, Morpeth, NE61 4ER or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) explaining:
• what interests you about the post and the Foundation’s work,
• what particularly qualifies you to be a Millfield House Foundation trustee, and
• how you fulfil any of the specific criteria mentioned above.

Letters should be received by September 6th 2017.

Interviews will be held in September or October 2017 with a view to the successful candidate joining the Board as an observer for its October 23rd meeting and thereafter as a trustee for the February 2018 meeting.