Trustees x 3: Call for Applications

We are looking for 3 Trustees to join the City & Guilds of London Art School Board. Please read the full details in our Information Pack.

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 of the Board is Jamie Bill.

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

Who we are looking for

We are seeking candidates who share an enthusiasm and commitment to arts education 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.

Following a recent Governance Review, we are looking for Trustees experienced in the following areas:

Candidates should have accountancy or auditing qualifications recognised in the UK and demonstrable senior experience of accountancy and auditing. We are looking for someone who has some experience of charity finances, and has the skills to examine proposals and analyse their financial consequences.

We are looking for a practicing artist to join our Board, who is sympathetic with the aims, ethos and practice base of the Art School, who will be a voice for artists, and who is prepared to act as an ambassador for the Art School.

We are seeking a legal professional; particular experience of charity/ employment/ property law is desirable but not essential.

Terms & Conditions and How to Apply

The role will be primarily based at our main site in Kennington. International candidates are advised that travel expenses will not be reimbursed.

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 on the Art School’s governance, visit our website, read our 2022-27 Strategic Plan, and see our most recent published accounts. For an informal conversation, please contact our Principal, Dr Lois Rowe, or Chair of the Nominations Committee, Caroline Campbell 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: 14 March 2024
Interviews will be held remotely: 22 March 2024


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