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Churches Together in England seeking Chair of Trustees


Churches Together in England (CTE) is looking for a creative and strategic leader to take on the role of Chair of Trustees. The successful candidate must identify with CTE’s mission to be a visible sign of the churches’ commitment to one another.

Main responsibilities

  • Providing leadership and guidance to the Board of Trustees in setting the strategy for CTE, ensuring that priorities are clearly set out and providing oversight and governance of the organisation.
  • Directing the business of the Board, agreeing agendas, and chairing and facilitating board meetings, encouraging a strong collegiate working environment where all Trustees contribute their skills, experience and opinions in order to achieve a high level of scrutiny and oversight.
  • Setting clear expectations for culture, values and behaviours and ensuring that these are embedded with appropriate structures and processes.
  • Representing the organisation publicly and at events, meetings, or functions and being credible as an ambassador for CTE internally and externally with key stakeholders including the media, policymakers, funders and the Government.
  • Ensuring the financial viability and long-term sustainability of the charity.
  • Providing leadership and support to the General Secretary and holding them to account for the effective management and delivery of the organisation’s strategic aims and objectives.
  • Maintaining the Trustees’ commitment to Board diversity, renewal, and succession planning in line with best practice.
  • Ensuring that the Board of Trustees has the right mix of knowledge, skills, and experience through periodic reviews to highlight individual and Board training needs; ensure assessment of individual and Board effectiveness.

This is a voluntary role, but expenses will be paid, and we anticipate a minimum time commitment equivalent to around three days per month, following an initial period of induction.

Full details can be found at

If you are interested in this role and would like to have an informal discussion, please email the Company Secretary of CTE and Chair of the search group, Richard Bradbury. If you wish to  apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Lorraine Shannon at and kindly complete the equal opportunities monitoring form via this link.


Closing date for applications: midnight on Sunday 14 April 2024.


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