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Job Title Trustees
Contract Type Contract
Location Islington
Salary Unpaid
Job Published 26 Aug 2016
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Job Description


Forum for the Future is an independent international non-profit charity with a 20 year track record in driving sustainable development. Our purpose is to accelerate the big shift to a sustainable future by transforming whole systems.


Set up in 1996, we currently work in London, New York, Singapore, Mumbai and Cheltenham. We have around 80 staff and an annual income of approximately £6 million.


We are recruiting two new high calibre trustees to our committed Board of Trustees. It will be for at least a three year term, and duties will be carried out mainly in London.


The work is highly rewarding. You will work with others on the Board and staff who have a shared belief, shared values and a shared commitment to achieving our vision to innovate solutions to systemic challenges, develop and deliver transformational strategies and to equip people to drive systemic change to catalyse a more sustainable world. We would be delighted to hear from you if you share our passion for our work.


We are looking for Trustees who have a track record in making a difference in their field of expertise and a deep knowledge of at least one of the countries in which we operate. You will also need a  strong strategic focus, an understanding of organisational governance and the role of a nonexecutive Trustee, plus a desire to work collectively as part of a team of trustees.


We are particularly interested in candidates with a significant track record of success in one of the following:


  • International finance practice, law and governance
  • Considerable experience in the US, including in depth knowledge of Trusts and Foundations fundraising and the wider donor world


It would be desirable if candidates have some expertise in one of the following, but this is not required:


  • System change and innovation
  • Higher Education


This is an exciting opportunity to help shape and steer our organisation and make a real difference.


Trustees are expected to attend about four meetings a year, in London.


For more information, please download the role specification and supporting information about Forum and our strategy at . We will be happy to send further information to you if you need it. Please contact Rebekah Deboo at


You are also welcome to contact Sally Uren, CEO of Forum for the Future and/or have an informal discussion with Keith Clarke, Chair of Trustees, for further information about the charity. Both can be contacted by arrangement initially through Rebekah Deboo at the email given above.


To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter on why you would like to be a Trustee of Forum.


Please send this information by e-mail attachment to We would be delighted to hear from you.


Closing date for applications: Monday 3 October 2016


Interviews in London: Wednesday 16 November 2016

Ref: LF803 | Published: 26th Aug 2016

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