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New Trustees needed for the Charles Plater Trust

Are you motivated to promote Catholic Social Teaching, Thought and Practice? Could you contribute to a grant making Trust dedicated to honouring Father Charles Plater’s SJ commitment to equality and social justice?

The Trust is seeking new Trustees to join a committed Board at an exciting point, as it embarks upon the next stage of its evolution, reenergising Charles Plater’s original vision and commitment to social justice.

The Plater Trust actively wants to increase the diversity of the Board and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, to enable them to better represent the people they support.

The primary requirement is commitment to the vision combined with the skills and capabilities to complement existing Trustees and translate the vison into action. If you have investment management, grant making, finance, legal and/or social justice practitioner experience these skill sets are of particular interest, however commitment to promoting social justice is the overriding motivation they are seeking.

The Charles Plater Trust is an active Board of Trustees dedicated to helping grant recipients to achieve maximum impact using the financial support that the Trust provides. The Board provides strategic leadership, ensuring appropriate governance in partnership with a professional Trust Manager. You will need to be able to demonstrate commitment to Catholic Social Teaching and collaborative working with fellow Trustees, the Trust Manager and with other organisations to develop and sustain effective partnerships.

The minimum commitment is to three Trustee meetings per year and additional responsibilities discharged through a subcommittee structure. In addition, all Trustees are expected to act as the link between the Board and a specific number of grant awardee organisations.

For an informal chat about the role please contact the grant manager at

For a job description please contact

For further information visit

Applicants should send a full CV and covering letter illustrating their skills and motivation for this role to: and confirm their right to work in the UK.

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