The Churches Conservation Trust seeks new Chair
The Churches Conservation Trust are seeking a motivated, inspiring individual with a passion for historic buildings and their communities to become their next Chair and realise their vision.
CCT is the national charity that supports communities to use and love their historic places of worship and save historic churches at risk. There are 356 churches in the collection and they expect to receive another two very shortly. It is multi award-winning for heritage conservation and regeneration and has an annual income of £11.1million.
The CCT’s overall strategic aim is to protect historic places of worship, predominantly by empowering and supporting communities to care for them.
The ideal candidate to become the next chair will demonstrate:
– An interest in, and enthusiasm for, championing the cause of the CCT’s churches and the communities they serve, as well as a commitment to conservation and heritage;
– Experience of serving on boards, ideally as a trustee and chair with a sound understanding of charity governance;
– An understanding of charity finance and the accountabilities demanded by the Charity Commission and key funders (including DCMS and the Church Commissioners);
– An appreciation of the beauty, history and faith which underpinned the building of the churches and their role in the community today;
– The gravitas to command the respect and engagement of the current staff and board, as well as the wider public. They would be at ease in an ambassadorial role within both media and income generation contexts;
– A commitment to diversity in all its forms.
The position is unremunerated and would require a time commitment of 15 – 20 days annually for an initial 3 year term, with the opportunity for renewal.
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