Power and Accountability grant committee member


The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) wishes to appoint a co-opted member to join its Power and Accountability Committee from October 2020. The Committee is looking for someone with experience relating to corporate accountability to support our grant making programme.

 The Trust’s Power and Accountability programme is working towards a vision of a world in which power is more equally shared, and in which powerful institutions are more responsive and accountable to wider society and more aligned with the long-term public interest.

The programme supports a variety of approaches with a focus on systemic change to improve corporate accountability, support democratic reform and encourage a responsible media. We mainly fund work in the UK, with a small number of grants for wider European work. The grants policy for the programme is available at:

 The role of a co-opted member is to complement the trustees’ grant-making knowledge with expertise in corporate accountability. We are looking for someone with knowledge of the policy landscape, current challenges and opportunities and an awareness of organisations working in the field.

 The committee usually meets three times per year, typically in February, June and October and meetings are typically held in London from 11.00 until 15:30.

Click here for more information, including a person specification and how to apply.

 The closing date for applications is Monday 17 August at 9.00am. All applications will be acknowledged. If we are interested in appointing you, we will arrange a video call meeting to discuss this further, provisionally on Monday 24 August – please keep this date free if possible.