Image of the lettering for Imperial College London The Imperial College Trust is an independent charity governed by a Board of Trustees (comprised of senior academics), whose objectives include the promotion of charitable purposes for the benefit of the College and the support of research projects in connection with subjects taught at the College. The activities of the Trust are supported by generous donations from third parties and by the careful stewardship of existing assets. The Trust has two distinct parts: a general fund, which is used to provide support for students and activities within the College (currently circa £1m); and a number of restricted funds which are used to fund research (currently circa £20m), primarily in the Faculty of Medicine.

Aspects of the Placement Role Include:

  • Attending bi-annual Trustee meetings to discuss the financial position of the Trust
  • Keeping up to date and accurate records on all transactions undertaken by the Trust
  • Regularly reporting on the financial performance of the Trust to all relevant fund holders
  • Preparing the year-end report and financial statements of the Trust to be submitted to the Charities Commission
  • Providing accurate information to the auditors to ensure the audit of the accounts run smoothly