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Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust - Become a trustee/board member

The Llanthony Secunda PrioryTrust is looking for new Trustees and a new Chair to join its Board as it moves into the next exciting phase of the Priory’s Reformation. 

Our focus is changing from the rescue role of the last ten years to actively running a heritage venue, utilising its cultural value and working to co-develop a project with funders and stakeholders that has a 21st century purpose.  The building, conservation and restoration  work as part of this £4 million project has been completed successfully and we have been open for just over a year delivering events in our new heritage venue.

The vision is for Llanthony Secunda to be Gloucester’s unique events space where things happen, using our ancient site for our contemporary audience.

What's involved?

New trustees will bring the skill sets relevant to operating an exciting heritage venue, extending and complementing our current trustees, knowing the main restoration work has been completed.

Our aim is that new trustees will bring to the board appropriate expertise, enthusiasm and skills that are required to achieve successful operation of our unique events space on this ancient site.

We are particularly interested in recruiting new trustees willing to take a lead on the following aspects:-

  • Treasurer / financial controller with relevant knowledge of both accounts and charitable bodies and appropriate governance requirements
  • Estates management ; this individual, who must have experience of historic buildings and site management,  will chair the building & estate committee and advise upon the effective implementation and further development of the Conservation Management Plan.
  • Secretary to support the day-to-day effective operation and record keeping of the trust.
  • Business; individuals with business skills relevant to a heritage operation.

The Chair designate once appointed will work in tandem with the current interim Chair to ensure a smooth handover, with the objective of being formally confirmed as Chair at the AGM in mid-2020. During this shadow period, the Chair designate will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with other trustees, volunteers, staff and procedural arrangements. Whilst it is difficult to estimate the time commitment, an expectation would be between half to a full day per week from a suitably passionate and committed person. Equally, the chair will regularly ‘represent’ the Trust at various external events.

The role of the Board of Trustees is to provide leadership and oversee the strategic direction of the LSPT, in line with charitable objectives and as required by law, noting that LSPT is also registered as a private company.    The trustees and Chair are bound by the charitable framework for governance, but will also take responsibility for staffing.

Why get involved?

This is an oppurtunity to get involved with a fantastic local charity who are successfully revitalising a unique historic site for the City of Gloucester. You will be able to contribute to a great cause while meeting like-minded people, learning/developing new skills and even boosting you CV!

How to get involved?

In the first instance please contact Jem Williamson – interim Chair on 07931 014040 (email to, or Sarah Gilbert – Trustee on 07971 597430 (email to for an initial discussion.

Please then submit a document by email to Preferably one side of A4 expressing your specific interest in one of the dedicated Trustee roles and/or chair-elect and a CV demonstrating relevant experience, specific skills and appropriate referees. As noted above preference will be given initially to those applicants who can meet one of the 4 specific skill set requirements.

Applications close on Friday 25th October.


Ideal Skills

  • Conservation
  • Fundraising
  • Project Management

Ideal Interests

  • Business and management
  • Commercial Development
  • Community Work
  • Event & Project Management

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