We help communities to take control of their challenges and overcome them together.

We support people, predominantly in rural areas, to set up and run life-changing community businesses. These are enterprises owned and run democratically by large numbers of people in the community. They help people to tackle a range of issues, from isolation and loneliness to poverty, and come in many forms including shops, cafes, pubs and land-based initiatives.

Our values are extremely important to us, and our team is made up of people who have a vast range of expertise and experience. We’re united in our passion for supporting communities to work together, and expect everyone to reflect the ‘can-do’ attitude of our organisation.

Our head office is in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

Two Trustee positions at Plunkett Foundation

We are seeking up to 2 new Trustees to take forward Plunkett’s work and to help implement our exciting new strategy.  We are especially seeking candidates with knowledge, experience and contacts in fundraising, research and communications and marketing. We would also particularly welcome candidates from Wales and Scotland. If you are interested in helping rural communities become more resilient and to increase opportunities for communities to meet their needs through running their own businesses, then why not consider becoming a trustee.

Please download the role description to learn more about the responsibilities of a Plunkett Trustee and the specific skills and experiences we are seeking. Full details about the organisation, the role, and how to apply can be found in the application pack below. Applicants are strongly recommended to make an appointment via or by phone on 01993 810730 to speak to the Chair or Executive Director for an informal conversation about the role prior to submitting an application.

Deadline for applications: Friday 10 May 2019

Recruitment Pack for Trustees (PDF)
Board Roles and Responsibilities (PDF)
Trustee Job Description (PDF)