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Trustee for Discover DeCrypt


South West

Ref: JN007038

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The Discover DeCrypt charity is looking for new Trustees with a range of backgrounds and skills for its operational phase. Discover DeCrypt will be an exciting new addition to Gloucester city centre in 2019. The site comprises an extraordinary Grade I listed mediaeval consecrated church, and Grade II* listed Tudor schoolroom. It will re-open in March after a £2.06million Heritage Lottery funded programme of repairs and regeneration ready for its new role as a city centre flagship for heritage, performance, creativity and worship.
Discover DeCrypt’s Vision is available on the website.


The Board of Trustees is collectively responsible for the Discover DeCrypt CIO (the Charity). Using their best individual judgement, board members ensure that the charitable objectives are upheld, its broad purpose is achieved and that at all times, it complies with the law and meets its obligations. The Charity was constituted on 16 May 2016.


Information submitted to the Charity Commission is available at: Number=1167097&SubsidiaryNumber=0


Trustees undertake lead roles commensurate with their skills and experience. Following a governance review in October 2018, the Board of Trustees is seeking a range of skills and experience in new Trustees to provide a balanced Board in the operation of Discover DeCrypt following its opening in spring 2019. Trustees need to be in sympathy with the Christian faith.

New Trustee Skills/Experience Required:
Persons with skills and experience are particularly sought in the following areas:
1. Accounting & Financial Management
2. Running & Managing a business
3. Marketing & Retail; Social Media
4. Volunteering, Education, Community Engagement, Event Management
The Charity Commission regulates all UK charities and publishes guidance to Trustees.
In particular: The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do (CC3):


Time Commitment and Expenses:
This is a voluntary role with travelling/working expenses offered. Trustee meetings are currently held in Gloucester, generally on a quarterly basis, and last two hours. Some trustees are also members of the Operational Board that meets monthly for up to three hours. Trustees offer their expertise and support between meetings as required.
For further information, contact the Chair of Trustees, Rev Canon Nikki Arthy at or look on the website Applications will be reviewed and applicants invited for interviews continuously as there are multiple positions; we would welcome applications before the end of March 2019.

Contact Details:

Jenine de Vries, Project Assistant


Interview Date: Friday, 12 April

Closing date: 31 March 2019


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