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Trustee sought for thriving charity supporting community, medical and animal welfare causes



The Brun Bear Foundation is a grant making charity that supports community enrichment in South East London, medical innovation for children worldwide, and the protection of bears and wildlife.

Our dynamic grant-making charity is seeking a new trustee to join our team.

We welcome applications from candidates who have one, some, or all of the following skill sets:

  • Trustee experience

  • Grant-making application skills and/or advanced knowledge of charity regulation

  • Experience scaling up businesses

  • Advanced IT skills

  • Marketing and communications expertise

  • Commitment to the charity's values and mission

  • Knowledge of sustainable and ethical practices

Our charity supports projects of communal value, medical research and innovation that benefits infants and children globally, and animal welfare with a special emphasis on bears.

We have four fundraising streams - children's books and education, community and cultural events, supper clubs and pop-up restaurants, and epic adventures. We also fund scholarships, bursaries, and awards across the categories of case we support.


Recently, we have established a wholly-owned and separate trading subsidiary that generates income for the charity through the sale of products and services in line with our values and commitment to sustainable and ethical practices. All profits from our trading activities are donated to the charity on an annual basis.

As a trustee you will have a major impact through shaping strategy, leveraging expertise, and promoting a growing charity making change across multiple fronts.


This impact is likely to include, but is not necessarily limited to:

  • Shaping grant-making decisions to fund impactful projects in the community, medical research, and animal welfare spheres.

  • Providing strategic oversight as the charity scales up its operations and revenue streams.

  • Leveraging skills in areas like finance, law, marketing, IT, and business to strengthen organisational capacity.

  • Supporting four key fundraising streams - books, events, restaurants, adventures - to drive revenue for charitable causes.

  • Advising on growth of new ethical trading subsidiary which generates income to further the mission.

  • Ensuring adherence to charity regulations and best practices as an organization making a real difference.

  • Promoting the charity's values and story to extend its reach and visibility as a changemaking entity.

  • Making a meaningful difference locally, globally, and to animal welfare by guiding an effective, values-driven charity.

If you have a passion for our causes and a desire to make a difference, we would love to hear from you. Join an organisation that is making a real impact locally, globally and in the animal kingdom!

About The Brun Bear Foundation: a registered charity The Brun Bear Foundation supports projects of communal value in Lewisham and Bromley, medical projects globally and animal welfare with special emphasis on bears. The Foundation makes grants in its chosen area and also funds scholarships and bursaries.

The Foundation has four revenue streams: children's books and education; community and cultural events; supper clubs and pop-up restaurants and epic challenges. The Foundations has a distinctive back story and a warm and welcoming ethos.

Everyone's invited!

Reasonable expenses reimbursed

How to apply: Please email a covering letter and current CV to team@brunbearfoundation.com

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