Wanted – Additional Director for The Village Charity

Saturday June 17, 2023

We are looking for expressions of interest from individuals wishing to join the board.


What does the charity do?

The Great Shelford Village Charity, with roots stretching back to the 16th century, is now run by GSVC Trustee Ltd and its six directors. We have 53 almshouses in the village, a mix of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom homes, and engage Redmayne Arnold & Harris to provide property management services. We also provide small grants, both for local good causes and villagers in need. Additionally, we own 6 acres of land on the edge of the village, managed for conservation and recreation.

What do our directors do?

The directors oversee everything the charity does, from setting strategy through to service delivery and financial management. While some provide professional expertise in areas such as accountancy or law, others bring managerial, pastoral or other life experiences.

We meet every 2 months for around 2 hours and directors sometimes take a lead role on a specific project. Typically, the commitment amounts to one or two days per month.

Directors are unpaid volunteers, undergo a basic DBS check, and take on legal and regulatory responsibilities similar to those of charity trustees.

What sort of person are we looking for?

We would be particularly interested to hear from individuals with professional fund-raising and/or company secretary/governance experience. That said, we would consider any candidate who can bring a fresh perspective coupled with a demonstrable commitment to the village and its residents.

To find out more or express interest

Please contact our Clerk at [email protected] or call 01223 842411.

Expressions of interest should be tendered by 31 July 2023.

GSVC Trustee Ltd – a company limited by guarantee incorporated in England and Wales, company number 14653486, whose registered office is at 18 High Street, Great Shelford, Cambridge CB22 5EH – is the sole corporate trustee of The Great Shelford Village Charity.   Privacy Policy