Trustees & Staff

The current Board of FCSCT includes:

  • John McGovern (Chair)
  • Christine Knipe
  • Carol Ostermeyer
  • Joanna Plumptre
  • Peter Redhead
  • Alexander Scott
  • Madeleine Scott
  • Malcolm Tillyer
  • Melanie Wotherspoon

The current staff team is:

  • Helen Carter (Director)
  • Carol Chapman  (Finance Manager)
  • Celia Forsyth (Frieda Scott Trust Secretary)


Grants & Development Officer

We are excited to be recruiting a new role created to work closely with and in support of the Director in the core function of delivering an effective and efficient grants programme. The Grants & Development Officer will liaise with grant holders and applicants, complete the grant assessment process, prepare papers for the Trustees and support the Director in the development of new strategic funding models and programmes. Please follow this link below for all information relating to the new role and how to apply.

Recruitment Information – Grants & Development Officer


Conflict of Interest policy

FCSCT Trustees are recruited from a wide range of backgrounds and have three key responsibilities – managing the trust’s investments, considering applications for funding and reviewing policy. To enhance and inform our decision-making processes, we actively seek trustees with involvement in financial services and the local charitable sector.  Any potential conflicts of interest are declared at the outset of each meeting and recorded in the minutes with the appropriate mitigating action taken.

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