City Bridge Foundation

Funding Committee Members

Job Reference RBJIC
Closing Date Thursday 11 Apr 2024

City Bridge Foundation is a charity set up around 900 years ago for the maintenance of the old London Bridge. Through bridge tolls, rents, bequests and charitable donations, along with sensible investment and management, the fund has grown over the years and now has total assets of around £1.6 billion. As a result, we are now in the top 10 of UK charities by asset value.

Our primary aim remains to maintain our five bridges – Tower, London, Southwark, Millennium and Blackfriars bridges – but since 1995 we have also used surplus funds to award grants to charitable organisations across Greater London. We currently award over £30 million to charities across the capital each year and have made a further £200 million available in the five years to 2026 to support London’s charity sector. We have also designated over £20m for accessible, long-term and flexible social investment.

Our values guide us in everything we do and support us in delivering our vision for London to be a city where all individuals and communities can thrive. We are committed to being transparent about how we live up to our values which are:

  • Service: We stand for London and Londoners in everything we do
  • Collaboration: We connect to learn and achieve more together
  • Inclusion: We work towards equity, diversity, and inclusion for all
  • Innovation: We embrace new ways to drive positive change
  • Ambition: We challenge ourselves to deliver the best for our communities

The City Bridge Foundation Board is responsible for the day-to-day governance, management, and administration of our work, acting solely in the best interests of the charity. The Board delegates some of its responsibilities to its two Committees – the Investment Committee and the Funding Committee. The Investment Committee is responsible for the strategic oversight and monitoring of the performance of the charity’s investment portfolio. The Funding Committee oversees the development and implementation of the funding policy, which includes grant-making and social investment. It is made up of seven members, three of whom are co-opted members.

We are seeking to recruit two of those positions. The appointees will take part in Committee meetings and will have full voting rights to influence the Committee and charity’s decision-making and strategy development in respect of grant-funding and social investment.

The Funding Committee is interested in applications with demonstrable experience in the charitable/ funding sector, with one role specifically focused on applicants with experience in social investment. Understanding of and/ or experience in the voluntary sector in London would be beneficial.

CBF is deeply committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all of its activities. CBF has an inclusive approach to recruitment and particularly welcomes applications from people under the age of 35, women, racialised minority communities, people from the LGBTQIA+ community and disabled people. CBF is keen to better reflect the demographics of a modern London which the charity serves.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to City Bridge Foundation on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference RBJIC. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Thursday 11 April 2024.




Our values guide us in everything we do and support us in delivering our vision for London to be a city where all individuals and communities can thrive.