Are you interested in joining a charity who are beginning a new journey? 

Anglian Community Trust (ACT) was formed in 2014 to ‘promote and protect the social, mental and physical health, welfare and well-being of people in the community of North East Essex, and surrounding areas’.  Since that time ACT has distributed around £500,000 in donations to local charities and community groups.  

In 2021, the board of trustees was reformed, with a new and distinct purpose taking forward the legacy work, but effectively creating a new, exciting approach.  Dedicated to their vision of “We will help you to create change to improve lives for the long term”, ACT are keen to grow their board who share our values of: 

 Long term impact 

  • Equity for all 
  • Kindness 
  • Honesty 
  • Compassion  
  • Planet friendly 

There are exciting times ahead for ACT in collaboratively making decisions about how their funding can be used to make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of communities in and around North East Essex, both by supporting impactful projects/services and by identifying further investment and fund-raising opportunities.  

 As well as ensuring the good governance of the charity, the Board of Trustees actively work to promote ACT’s objects and to maximise impact on reducing inequalities and improving wellbeing.  

 Please get in touch if you have: 

  • A passion to help shape and develop the direction of the charity 
  • An interest in joining a charity who is rebranding and looking for new opportunities 
  • An understanding of the local social and political environment 
  • Integrity and commitment to our objectives 
  • Strategic thinking/planning 
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to be non-judgmental when helping the Board make decisions 

 Ideally you will bring connections with local business and the community, and ACT are particularly looking for experience of finance and commerce. 

ACT encourage and welcome applicants from currently under-represented groups and with a variety of diverse backgrounds, interests and experiences who are committed to improving the local communities and enhancing people’s lives.  

 If you would like to apply, please send us your CV and a covering letter to: