Trust Secretary

Newcastle upon Tyne
17 Apr 2018
11 May 2018
Trustees & Chair
Full Time
Contract Type

The Sir James Knott Trust is a registered charitable trust based in Newcastle upon Tyne. The Trust allocates grants principally to charities working for the benefit of the population and environment of Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, County Durham and Hartlepool. The aim of Sir James Knott Trust is to help improve the conditions of people living and working in the North East of England.

Trust Secretary
Newcastle upon Tyne
Competitive salary

The Trust Secretary is a key senior appointment for the Sir James Knott Trust with responsibility for ensuring the effective running of the charity's main grant making programmes. Accountable to the Board of Trustees, the Trust Secretary is responsible for the hands-on management of the Trust, playing a key role in the operational management and ensuring the successful delivery of its grant making. You will be producing regular risk analysis, good governance and compliance practices and keeping the Board informed on major developments within the sector.

We are looking for someone with significant experience and knowledge of the charitable sector, in particular in terms of regulation, governance, risk assessment and grant making. The Trust Secretary will be committed to providing quality service around grant making processes, with proven experience of grant assessment methodology, excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to process and interpret complex information whilst prioritising workloads.

Bringing outstanding communication and partnership building skills, you will offer the personal credibility and the ability to inspire confidence for both internal and external stakeholders, while providing insights that support the organisation's strategic objectives. You will be dedicated to making a difference to people's lives in the North East and have a real drive to achieve social impact.

You are invited to contact our advisor at Prospectus, Alex Williams, on 020 7400 6373 or via email at:, for a confidential conversation.

The Sir James Knott Trust is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community.

To Apply:
To register your interest, please submit your CV via the "Apply Now" button below. Please upload your CV in Word format and include a supporting statement in support of your application; this should describe how your experience and skills meet the requirements of the job description. This should be no longer than two sides of A4. To learn more about this opportunity, please download the appointment brief below.

Deadline for applications: 11th May
Prospectus Interviews: 14th May - 23rd May
Panel Interviews: 12th/13th June