Clergy Support Trust

Voluntary basis
We are actively seeking new trustees to join our board. Earlier this year, we relaunched our charity with a bold and inclusive new brand and an ambitious four-year strategy aimed at making our grant-making more focused and doubling the number of clergy families which we help. Following a review of current skills and expertise, the Trust is now seeking new trustees who can bring expertise in: investment; finance, audit and risk, social work and social policy, and welfare and benefits. We are seeking people who are proven leaders within their field, who have strategic acumen and the ability to see the bigger picture. You will be an excellent communicator with highly effective interpersonal and influencing skills, sound and independent judgement, and the ability to think creatively. Of course, we are also looking for people who share our deep commitment to the wellbeing of Anglican clergy families today.
  • To formulate and regularly review the strategic aims of the Charity in accordance with its legal objects and to ensure that the policy and practices of the organisation are in keeping with its aims. 
  • To monitor the performance of the Charity against the agreed strategic aims. 
  • To ensure that the organisation functions within the legal and regulatory requirements of a charitable organisation and strives to achieve best practice. 
  • To act as guardians of the Charity’s assets, both tangible and intangible, taking all due care over their security, deployment and proper application. 
Download the candidate brief to find out about on the role.
How to apply
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If you have questions about the appointment and would find it helpful to have an informal conversation, please contact and we will be happy to arrange a call.

To make a formal expression of interest, please provide by email to  

  • your CV (no more than three sides)
  • a supporting statement that sets out why you think this role is the right move for you and how you meet the Knowledge and Experience criteria.
  • we would be grateful if you would also tell us your current salary details (we do not disclose this to our clients without your consent). 

We would also be grateful if you would also complete the Equality and Diversity monitoring form provided. This form is for monitoring purposes only and is not treated as part of your application; you can email the form back to us when you apply and our team will collect it.

Closing date
Friday 6th September 2019 

Interviews (London)
Thursday 26th September and Wednesday 9th October

Nominations agreed
Tuesday 15 October 2019

AGM (Guildhall)
Thursday 14 November 2019

First Court meeting
Tuesday 3 December 2019 (11am, followed by lunch)

Please download, complete and return our equal opportunities form