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The Role of Trustee at the Marr-Munning Trust

The Marr-Munning Trust is an independent grantmaking charity.  We make grants totalling around £400,000 a year to charities/NGOs – currently focusing our support on the education of children and improving people’s ability to earn a sustainable income.

The Trust derives its income from rental properties it owns and a portfolio of listed investments. We are a small organisation with two staff – a Director, who overseas the day to day running of the Trust, and a Property Officer who manages the Trust’s rental property investments. The board of Trustees and Director work closely on all areas of operations and there is scope for trustees with individual interests or expertise to engage further outside of meetings if they wish

The charity was established in 1970 by Frank Harcourt-Munning – “for the relief of poverty, suffering and distress” overseas.  He placed everything he had into the Trust, including his own home and all his other properties and spare cash, and he then spent the remaining years of his life running the Trust until his death in 1985. 

As we are an incorporated charity (ie both a charity and a company limited by guarantee) the people appointed under this recruitment process will become trustees and company directors.

We currently have 6 trustees:

  • Edith Parker – Chair
  • Andrew MacCormack – Treasurer
  • Wendy Tabuteau – Vice Chair
  • Stewart Hicks
  • Diletta Morinello
  • Alison Mckinley

We need people who can help us to achieve our mission and ensure the organisation is effectively managed.  You must be able to make a commitment to the Trust and devote the necessary time to the role – as well as have strategic vision, independent judgement, an ability to think creatively and a willingness to speak your mind. 

Our offices are based in Ealing Broadway and the successful candidate will be expected to join the rest of the board here for in-person meetings 6 times a year.

We see trusteeship as a partnership, not a volunteer ‘job’ so we don’t run competitive recruitment rounds. We accept expressions of interest on a rolling basis and trustees review submissions quarterly. If you are interested in becoming a trustee please complete a form using the button at the bottom of this page. If the trustees think you would be a good fit for the Trust, the first stage would be a phone call with the Director and one trustee, then based on how both parties feel, an invitation to observe a trustee meeting and meet the other trustees. 

To learn more about trustee responsibilities, we recommend reading the Charity Commission guidance below.