The Trust was established in 1998 with a particular focus on promoting equality of opportunity, good race relations, and the advancement of architecture and careers in the built environment as a profession for people particularly from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds with the focus on the advancement of education, equality of opportunity and the benefiting of the local community. The Trust achieves this by providing hands-on support, encouragement and development opportunities to individuals and their communities.
Previous experience relevant to the tasks
The Trust has a strong track record in forming successful partnerships with organisations and individuals at the local, regional, national and international level, including communities, education services, governments and corporations. The Trust is well recognised and regarded in the UK as a highly credible organisation. It has a strong ‘brand' with the ability to reach policy makers through the work of Doreen Lawrence and the delivery of innovative and successful programmes. Within the Trust there is good experience of social research and policy development, used to inform the development of new programmes and provide input into government consultations.