Chair of the Board of Trustees

St Peter's and St Paul's Marlborough Trust Limited
SN8 1HQ, Marlborough
Unpaid voluntary role
12 Sep 2022
31 Jan 2023
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home
Salary band
Contract type
Part Time

The charitable Trust that has been running St Peter's church for the past 44 years is fortunate to be the steward of one of the most historic and beautiful buildings in this part of Wiltshire. The 15th century church stands proudly at the west end of the High Street having played and continuing to play a central role in the affairs of the local community. It boasts spectacular Victorian restoration both in the quality of the stained-glass windows and in the detail of the decoration in the chancel.


We seek a Chair of the Board of Trustees, who will be instrumental in developing and guiding the Board through a new strategy that delivers our ambition to become a vibrant and responsible centre for our local  communities. 




What will you be doing?


The Trust is in the fortunate position of being financially secure, and therefore able to be embarking on a programme of greater engagement with the local community and visitors to the town. To that end it is seeking ways to increase and strengthen its membership, to provide a richer cultural experience to those members and visitors through the stories of the building, and to expand and diversify the events that it both promotes and initiates itself. At the same time the Trust is examining its own performance as a charity in updating its processes, policies, and procedures.




What are we looking for?


The chair should have the following qualities:


  • Leadership skills Experience of committee work Tact and diplomacy Good communication and interpersonal skills Impartiality, fairness, and the ability to respect confidences Experience and /or interest in the voluntary / non-profit sector.

In most circumstances, a candidate with local knowledge of our organisation and its communities is likely to have an advantage in taking on the role of chair.  However, we are seeking all candidates with the requisite skills and commitment to pursuing our challenging new strategy and will support all individuals in building the links to ensure their success.




What difference will you make?


The Chair of Trustees is a key role in our organisation as we embark on a challenging period of change. Your leadership and commitment will ensure that the Trust will continue to provide and extend our activities, events  and services to our residents as well as visitors to our area so that we become the Community Hub we aim to be.  As Chair, you will have a vital role in steering the Board in developing a new infrastructure to support our strategy, measuring and enhancing our impact and thus ensuring a sustainable future.




Time commitment


The Chair is expected to serve for three years before re-election.




Before you apply


Please contact us initially through Reach for more information. Alternatively, provide a CV and/or cover note detailing why you are interested in this role and your relevant experience.


Deadline: 31 Jan 2023


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