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The Scott Bader Commonwealth Global Charity is seeking a Trustee 

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Scott Bader Commonwealth Limited

Guardian Trustee Vacancy

The Scott Bader Commonwealth Limited is seeking a Guardian Trustee to serve for a term of 3 years from February 2022. Taking on this role would also mean becoming a Director and Charity Trustee of Scott Bader Commonwealth Limited. The honorary appointment is a great opportunity at a fascinating time to contribute to a company with a unique place in the history of Employee Ownership.

The Scott Bader Commonwealth is a Common Trustee Company founded in 1951. This means that the share capital of Scott Bader and therefore the ownership of the Company was transferred to Scott Bader Commonwealth Limited. The founders wanted to create a radical company with charitable status, and with its wellbeing entrusted democratically to those who work in it. As a result, Scott Bader colleagues enjoy many of the benefits (and responsibilities) of ownership but cannot sell the business. Colleagues must ensure the ongoing success of Scott Bader so that future generations can benefit from its continued existence. Today, Scott Bader employs 700 colleagues across 7 manufacturing sites and 17 offices around the world.

The nine Board Members of the Scott Bader Commonwealth Ltd include:

• Five externally appointed Guardian Trustees

• Three internally elected Members

• The Chairman of Scott Bader Company Ltd

It is essential that Guardian Trustees empathise with Scott Bader’s trusteeship goals and business model. We need to ensure that the five Guardian Trustees bring a range of attributes. We are currently particularly interested in candidates with experience in charity law and communications.

 The time commitment to this role varies but is between 12 and 20 days per year usually by attendance at the Scott Bader site at Wollaston, Near Wellingborough. Meetings may also be conducted by conference call.

Information relating to this vacancy is provided in the following documents and attached links:

1. Guardian Trustee Guidelines

2. Extract from our Constitution explaining our governance structure

 For more information about Scott Bader, please visit


If you are interested and would like further details, or wish to discuss this role please contact Hayley Sutherland, Commonwealth Office Manager by phone on 01933 666755, E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to her at Scott Bader Commonwealth Limited, Wollaston Hall, Wollaston, Northants, NN29 7RL.

The closing date for applications is Friday 7th January 2022. Your application should include your CV and a covering letter explaining why you consider yourself suitable for this role. Interviews will be held on Monday 24th January 2022.