CCT seeks new Chair and Trustees

02 Aug 2021

We are looking for people with experience in both senior executive and non-executive roles who can contribute their expertise to work with CCT to achieve our ambitious strategy which is all about supporting and engaging communities. We are hoping to appoint a new Chair and three trustees to the Board, and we are particularly interested to hear from candidates who have:

  • significant experience in community engagement and development;
  • a distinguished background in university education in relation to historic buildings; and/or
  • a significant profile and networks in public life in order to promote the work of the Trust

In addition to ensuring overall good governance, trustees also contribute their expertise to the Trustees' Board and to the long-term vision and overall strategic direction of the organisation, as well as to major projects and specialist strategies.  

The time commitment is typically the equivalent of about one full day per month, although more might be required from time to time. This includes:

  • four half-day board meetings
  • an annual strategic review session
  • an annual two-day tour

Additional time is required for sub-committee meetings as necessary and to study papers. Trustees are also encouraged to attend special events across all the Trust's churches and to participate actively in the life of the CCT.

The appointment of Trustees will be made by Her Majesty The Queen, on the recommendation of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport. Each appointment is for a three-year term. There is the possibility for trustees to be reappointed for a second term subject to review and agreement.

Trusteeship is an honorary role, but the Trust reimburses reasonable expenses.

Informal discussion

Peter Aiers, CCT’s Chief Executive would welcome an informal conversation with anyone interested in applying. This can be arranged by emailing [email protected].


To apply for the role of chair, please see:

To apply for a trustee role, please see the Church of England's online recruitment system. You will be asked to create an account, and will then be able to upload a CV, and complete a personal statement explaining why you are interested in becoming a trustee and how your experience will be of benefit to the CCT.

The application process is being managed by the Archbishops' Advisers for Appointments and Development. If you have any queries about the appointment process please email [email protected].


The closing date for applications is Thursday 2 September 2021

Interviews are likely to take place w/c 27 September.