A Cumbrian-based charitable trust is on the look-out for a new executive officer.

The Sir John Fisher Foundation, established in 1979, supports people and causes throughout the UK, but with special regard to those based in and around Barrow-in-Furness.

Each year, the foundation supports charitable causes across six main areas, including maritime, medical and disability, education, music, arts and local community projects in Barrow, Furness and South Lakeland.

Last year, it made grants or commitments to charitable causes in the region of £2.5 million.

Following the retirement of the foundation secretary, the decision has been made to create the full-time post of executive officer, with a salary of between £50,000 and £60,000 per annum.

A spokesman said: “We are looking for someone who is dynamic, equally comfortable acting as an ambassador for us in the local and the national charity sectors, and is strategic in their approach to delivering our priorities.

“This person also needs to be comfortable detailed administration, supporting charities in making applications to the foundation, maintaining links with applicants, and providing our trustees with sound and practical advice to ensure they meet their charitable obligations and the foundation's objectives.

“All of these skills will enable our new executive officer to make informed decisions and recommendations when it comes to the projects we support, grants we make and the overall management of the foundation.”

Applications close on Monday, October 8.