Charity registered in Scotland SC003133
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.
We are looking for a committed person to join The Gannochy Trust, a registered charity well known for its philanthropy and unique housing provision. Highly motivated, with excellent administrative and organisational skills, you will be committed to the broader aims of the Trust and making a difference to people’s lives.
The Gannochy Trust was founded in 1937 by A K Bell. Our work today has been developed to support the full realisation of our founder’s visionary philanthropy. We provide affordable housing, manage a range of farms, woodlands and buildings and as an independent funder, manage a grant giving programme of around £5 million annually. The work of the Trust is both varied and interesting.
For this role, you will need to have substantial administrative experience, preferably with a focus on finance, and be willing to work flexibly as part of a team. You will provide high quality administration support throughout the range of the Trust’s activities. An important part of the role is to support the efficient management of the Trust’s finance arrangements. This ranges from issuing orders to processing payments and dealing with online banking (BACS etc). Accurate record management and dealing with queries from tenants are also important parts of the role.
In return, we offer excellent terms and conditions, as well as training and learning opportunities. You will be a key contributor to the work of the Trust, supporting the delivery of our strategic and operational plans. This post will be based at the Trust’s office in Perth and we also have a flexible working policy.