St Laurence Education Trust

Trustees and Chair

Package: These roles are non-remunerated
Location: Europe - Ampleforth, North Yorkshire
Deadline: 20 June 2019

The St Laurence Education Trust is the registered charity and limited company which governs Ampleforth College and St Martin’s Ampleforth. Both are part of the religious and education works of Ampleforth Abbey, a Benedictine monastic community which has made its home at Ampleforth since 1802.

Following a comprehensive review of governance in 2018, an agreement was signed between the St Laurence Education Trust and the Ampleforth Abbey Trust which ensures that the trusts operate as independent charities with clarity of responsibilities and boundaries. The St Laurence Education Trust is now seeking to recruit up to five Trustees, including a new Chair, to complement the skills and experience held by those currently on the Board.

Trustees will contribute to the setting and monitoring of the Trust’s strategic direction and will nurture positive relationships with the College’s Senior Leadership Team, as well as members of the Ampleforth Abbey Trust. The successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the charitable and independent school sectors, as well as substantial knowledge and experience of executive management in the private, public, or not-for-profit sectors. The Trust is particularly interested in candidates with backgrounds in health and wellbeing/safeguarding, senior educational leadership, PR/strategic communications, and estate management.

Applications should consist of a CV accompanied by a brief covering letter addressing the criteria in the Person Specification. To upload these documents via Society’s website, please click 'Apply' below.

For an informal conversation about these roles, please contact Megan Fisher at

The deadline for receipt of applications is midday (BST) Thursday, 20 June 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on either Monday, 15 or Tuesday, 16 July 2019.