The Churches Conservation Trust empowers and supports communities to care for historic places of worship.

We have saved over 350 buildings which attract almost two million visitors a year. Our unique collection of English parish churches includes irreplaceable examples of architecture, archaeology and art from 1,000 years of history.

Our vision is to support communities to use and love their historic places of worship so that they can be enjoyed by everyone as places of heritage, culture, spirituality and beauty and for the significant contribution they make to society and the economy.

We are a registered charity and a sponsored body of the Church Commissioners and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Our remit is established in law under Section 57 of the Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011.

The current board has a broad spectrum of skills and experience drawn from a diverse range of backgrounds. We are looking to appoint three trustees, and would particularly like to encourage applications from people of Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic heritage, and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented on the Board. We would also particularly welcome applications from people located in the Midlands or the North of England.

Why become a trustee?

Trustees play a vital role in the success of the Churches Conservation Trust. The Board of Trustees is ultimately accountable for the organisation and for ensuring that our charitable aims are met. The Board delegates authority within agreed limits to the Chief Executive and the Senior Management Team and provides oversight, monitoring, support and advocacy. The current board has a broad spectrum of skills and experience drawn from a diverse range of backgrounds.

In addition to ensuring overall good governance, trustees also contribute their expertise to the Board and to the long-term vision and overall strategic direction of the organisation, as well as to major projects and specialist strategies. Trustees are also encouraged to attend special events across all the Trust's churches and to participate actively in the life of the CCT.