Trustees: Call for applications

We are looking for up to 4 Trustees to join the City & Guilds of London Art School Board following the scheduled retirement of a number of members of the board whose terms had come to an end. Please read the full details here: CGLAS_Trustees_Call for Applications

The Trustees are collectively responsible for the general control of the administration of the Art School charity. They ensure its effective governance, provide their expert knowledge and act as ambassadors, championing the Art School and its work. The role of Trustee should be a rewarding experience, providing an opportunity to make use of one’s skills and experience to make a difference.

Trustees are appointed for a term of three years, though may subsequently be re-appointed for a further two terms of three years. The Chair is Jamie Bill.

We seek candidates who share an enthusiasm and commitment for Higher Education in the arts but who can also bring diverse skills to help the Art School thrive and grow in an ever more challenging environment. We are especially keen to broaden the overall diversity of our Board.

For this recruitment we are particularly looking for Trustees experienced in and committed to fundraising, philanthropy, advocacy, diversity and widening access, along with, but not solely restricted to, the following specialist skills:

  • Widening participation, Community engagement

Involvement in the community life of SE London; the ability to connect CGLAS with its diverse locality and to bring wider voices more representative of contemporary London into the life of the Art School.

  • Finance and the City, Fundraising

Demonstrable senior level experience of investment management, or of financial management; good networks within the City of London; successful experience of fundraising.

  • Entrepreneurship and Digital, PR and Marketing

A strong track record in Digital Innovation and/or PR and Marketing, particularly in the Creative Industries; able to help develop an entrepreneurial spirit at the Art School.

  • Art market, Collecting, Curating, Conservation

Demonstrable experience in an area with synergies to CGLAS’s mission; a full understanding of the non-profit arts sector, conservation or contemporary art are particularly welcome.


The role will be primarily based at our main site in Kennington, provided that it is safe to do so and in line with government recommendations. International candidates are advised that travel expenses will not be reimbursed.

We hold five full Board of Trustees meetings a year, and Trustees are also encouraged to join one of the Board’s Sub-Committees or Working Groups. They are requested to attend a number of special events at the Art School during the year.

The Art School is committed to equality of opportunity and values diversity, seeking to actively encourage participation at all levels. Our Equality & Diversity Statement and Policy sets out our approach and can be found here. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the Art School at this level

For more information, please see the Art School’s Management & Governance Handbook, ‘How We Work’.

For an informal conversation, please contact Jamie Bill, Chair of Trustees, or Dr Caroline Campbell, Chair of the Nominations Committee at

To make an application, please send to

  • a comprehensive CV, including details of two referees
  • a supporting statement, explaining how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements of the role

Deadline for applications: 5 April 2022

Interviews: late April/May 2022


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