The James Peacock Educational Foundation has a vacancy for a new Trustee and welcomes applications from anyone in Ruddington who would be interested in continuing the unique tradition established by James Peacock over 370 years ago in supporting the education of the children of the village.
No experience is necessary, but a desire to support and participate in the future of the children of Ruddington is essential.
All Trustees have equal status with the positions of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer being undertaken on a voluntary basis. The Trustees meet 3 times a year.
About the James Peacock Educational Foundation
James Peacock was born in Ruddington in 1585, leaving for London when he was 14 years old where he became a highly successful leather merchant. He made an endowment in his will of a farmhouse in Ruddington to be used as a school for children of the village and appointed Trustees to manage his legacy.
Today, James Peacock Educational Foundation continues this tradition as a Charitable Trust (Registered Charity Number: 513594). Each child who lives in Ruddington is eligible, at the age of 11 years, to receive a gift from the Trust which is now normally a scientific calculator, book and thesaurus.
The Foundation can also assist young people (aged up to 25 years) of Ruddington who live in the village, or whose parents are resident here, by way of a gift or grant for educational purposes, not including educational fees. We also support the village schools.
Apply to become a Trustee
Please send a statement outlining why you would like to be considered for this position to Liz Corder (Secretary) at firstname.lastname@example.org by 10th April 2021.