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Ever thought about being the trustee of a charity?

Lloyd’s Tercentenary Research Foundation is looking for talented and committed individuals to join their boards


Are you passionate about science and excited about the prospect of being involved in the future of innovative research into risk? Lloyd’s Tercentenary Research Foundation is one of Lloyd’s independent charities and its board is looking for new trustees to share their passion and help set their strategic direction and future vision. A UK registered charity, it forms part of Lloyd’s community engagement strategy to help create a braver world and help people and communities recover in times of need.

Lloyd’s Tercentenary Research Foundation seeks to drive greater societal and economic resilience by funding research into the world’s most challenging societal risks.

Our goal is to support and build long-term relationships between individuals, institutions, and the insurance sector to better understand and reduce the “protection gap”.

Fund Researchers

Engage with Institutions

Facilitate Outreach with Industry

With a preference for early career academics

The staff and universities that support them

Insurance sector looking to support those who are building for the future

Our focus is on managing risk. 

We’re interested in innovative solutions that address, manage, mitigate or eliminate the kinds of risks that threaten people and the planet.  It’s essential that we are forward thinking in order to anticipate, identify and scope the impact of future risks: political, societal, technological and economic.

This needs the attention of our best academic researchers - from all disciplines - scientists, social scientists, engineers and technologists - so that we invest in the careers of the people who want to address these critical questions.

LTRF does this through three core principles:

  • To support research that has a clear, practical, and positive societal impact.
  • To foster a balanced dialogue through an open and collaborative approach to new research that enables inclusion and realises practical societal impact.
  • To support a diverse community of outstanding academic researchers that collaborate beyond the period of the research project itself.

As part of the trustee board, your job is to ensure the charity achieves its objectives. The board is jointly and separately responsible for: the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity; its financial health; the probity of its activities and developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

You will work as part of a small team of trustees who meet three times per year. Between meetings, you will provide support and advice to the Responsible Business team at Lloyd’s who run the charities.

Thinking about becoming a trustee?

People volunteer as trustees for lots of reasons; to give back to society, contribute to a cause that they are passionate about, put their skills to good use and learn new ones, and for personal reward such as job satisfaction and motivation.  You can read more about the experience of our Chair, Andrew Carrier, and his experiences as a trustee of Lloyd’s Tercentenary Research Foundation.