The Gannochy Trust
The Gannochy Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC003133

The Gannochy Trust was founded in 1937 by Scottish businessman and philanthropist Arthur Kinmond Bell, known as A K Bell. The Trust was formed to improve the quality of community life in Perth and Kinross, and for people across Scotland.

Current vacancies

Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • Circa £70,000
  • Perth
  • Closing 20th August 2021

In establishing The Gannochy Trust in 1937, AK Bell brought benefits to Perthshire and Scotland which are maintained to this day. Properties transferred to the Trust and still managed by it were the Gannochy housing estate and substantial other grounds for community and recreational purposes. The Trust’s funds included shares in the Bell’s Whisky Company, which were latterly invested prudently over a wide spectrum of investments and have grown significantly over the years, allowing approximately £5m p.a. of grants to be awarded. In 1967, the geographic footprint of the Trust’s donations was widened and now encompasses the whole of Scotland.

The Trust’s strategic plan supports the objectives that were set out by AK Bell in the Trust Deed. This includes providing affordable, high quality housing, an estate that protects and enhances green spaces and ensures good agricultural husbandry, improving community life through the use of Trust’s assets, grant giving and an efficiently run Trust through people development and management of resources. The Chief Executive works closely with the Trustees to discharge these responsibilities, with the Chief Executive helping develop strategies and being responsible for their implementation and for managing the Trust’s wide range of operations.

The Chief Executive will be appointed for their interest, passion and concern for the primary vision of the Trust, as well as the overall contribution they can make with their skills and knowledge to the future development and success of the Trust. He / she will have knowledge and understanding of the environment and sectors that the Trust operates within the region and in Scotland. The successful candidate should also have experience in developing and influencing strategy and policy across a wide range of relevant subjects as well as experience of charitable and community funding.

The Trust are looking for an experienced and inspirational leader who can work with key stakeholders and become an ambassador for the organisation.

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