Application deadline: 
Friday, 30 September, 2022 - 17:15
Northumbria Historic Churches Trust




Northumbria Historic Churches Trust is seeking to add suitably experienced individuals to its Board of Trustees.

Thanks to a very generous legacy we are in a position to scale up our charitable activity, awarding grants for restoration and repair of churches throughout the North East which are in use for Christian worship.

Applicants will ideally have experience of working as a trustee of a charity. They will have a strong interest in restoring and maintaining our magnificent heritage of historic churches.  We are particularly looking for skills and experience in:

  • The legal aspects of running a charity
  • Finance, including accounting and capital investment
  • Marketing, communication and publicity.

Personal skills may include clear strategic thinking, decision making, ability to work at pace, influencing skills and creativity.

The role is voluntary and unremunerated, although reasonable travel expenses will be paid. The Trust meets quarterly at churches across the region, and in addition, there will be a time commitment for reading, discussion and decision making.

Tenure is three years, with the opportunity to renew.

Applications are invited by sending a recent CV and covering letter setting out why you wish to apply for the role, and what skills you would bring to it, with the names of two referees, to The Secretary at  Potential applicants are invited to discuss the role informally with the Chair; an appointment may be made by emailing the Chair at

Informal interviews will be held to ensure mutual fit.

Applications should be received by Friday 30 September 2022 with interviews to be held in October.

More information about the Trust and our recent activity can be found on our website

The Trust is committed to equality and diversity principles and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from under-represented groups.