Trustee (Finance)

If you want to make a difference whilst using your professional skills and life experience then join our dedicated Trustee Board. This is an opportunity to really make a difference, help shape and develop City & Guilds by supporting the CEO and the Executive team to reach sound strategic corporate decisions.

We are looking for a Trustee to join the Board, you should bring a depth and breadth of financial experience working at senior management/Leadership level in a commercial financial services environment, such as investment banking (Mergers and Acquisitions).

As Trustee you will help ensure that City & Guilds reach their charitable objectives whilst remaining financially robust and putting the charity’s best interest at heart. As a Trustee, you will have the opportunity to shape the work of City & Guilds at the highest level and will have a direct impact on our ability to deliver our purpose. 

Trustees will be expected to spend the equivalent of two/three days a month on City & Guilds work.

We want to continue to increase the diversity of our leadership and particularly welcome applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic people, as they are currently under-represented on the Board.

Business Unit
Group Support Services
Type of role
Full-time or part-time
Location - Country
Location - City
Closing date
Vacancy ref


About the role

The Trustee Board’s primary responsibility is ensuring that City & Guilds pursues its charitable objectives and that it remains financially robust. Trustees must be fully committed to the purpose of City & Guilds and the positive impact it can make to individuals, businesses and economies.

You will be expected to think strategically about the future for City & Guilds, ensuring that we remain solvent and financially robust and identifying and managing risks. Some activities may involve scrutinising board and committee papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues affecting City & Guilds, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives and other issues in which the Trustee has experience.

The role requires the Trustee to spend the equivalent of two/three days a month on City & Guilds work after induction and will need to attend scheduled formal board meetings, committee meetings, yearly and bi-annual council meetings and other adhoc meetings.

About you

It is essential that you have excellent communication skills, unquestioned integrity, good humour and intellectual versatility. As a Trustee, you will have the ability to consider and constructively challenge the performance, strategy and objectives of City & Guilds.

Trustees will have a strong track record of achievements in environments that are changing their business models through disruptive innovation strategies. Whilst not essential, we would like you to have experience of working with charities or other not-for-profit organisations.

You will need to have senior leadership experience within commercial financial services, investment banking organisations of scale. You will need to have experience within the investment banking function (M&A) and of different ownership models which support investment. In addition they will need have a proven record of achievements in environments that are changing their business models through innovative strategies.

Being a Trustee requires a significant commitment but also creates the opportunity of participating in very rewarding work. We are looking for value-driven leaders, with a strong interest in supporting us to shape the future of work and learning. If you share our commercial focus and passion for helping people to realise their potential, we would like to hear from you.

Next Steps And How To Apply

If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you.  Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.