Join us as a Trustee

Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2018


The National Churches Trust is looking to appoint new trustees.

If you share our passion for church buildings, their role in local communities and their important place in the UK’s heritage, then you may be able to contribute to keeping them at the heart of our communities by becoming a Trustee.

The National Churches Trust, a UK-wide charity, supports and promotes church buildings of historic, architectural and community value of all Christian denominations.

The work of the Trust is overseen by the Board of Trustees, which has a maximum membership of 12. Subject to reappointment, Trustees can serve up to ten years. Currently there are nine trustees.

Experience and skills

To complement the skills of existing board members, we would welcome approaches from people with interest in finance, marketing, technology, heritage, church building and fundraising; and those with other relevant experience and a strong empathy for our work and mission.

We are keen to improve the diversity of the board and would particularly welcome applications from women, people from younger age groups, members of ethnic minority groups and from disabled people.

The Trustees meet as a board four times a year, with meetings lasting around three hours, normally during the working day. Meetings usually take place in our office in Westminster.


In addition, some Trustee representation is required on board committees. There are currently three committees:

  • The Nominations Committee.
  • The Audit and Risk Committee.
  • The Grants Committee.

The Nominations Committee comprises four Trustees and currently meets before regular trustee meetings, as necessary. The Audit and Risk Committee comprises four Trustees and currently meets two or three times a year for around two hours, during the working day. The Grants Committee (which includes two Trustees) currently meets three times a year for around 4 hours, during the working day. Between formal meetings advice and decisions may be sought from Trustees via email. In addition, Trustees are asked to attend some Trust events and ad hoc meetings on particular initiatives.

This is a voluntary role and is unpaid, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee, further information can be found in the information pack.

Information about the National Churches Trust's Trustees.