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DO YOU WANT TO HELP IMPROVE access to postgraduate education?

The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust is seeking new trustees. 

(Unpaid, expenses re-imbursed)

The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust helps academically gifted students overcome financial and other barriers to postgraduate education. We are a registered charity working across the UK.


We are seeking three new trustees to join our Board.

The role
  • Contributing actively to giving clear strategic direction to the Trust, setting overall policy, defining goals and evaluating performance

  • Scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance

  • Scoring grant applications each spring

  • Networking, acting as an ambassador and winning support externally.

The people we're looking for
  • Committed to the Trust’s mission to improve access to postgraduate education

  • Strategic vision and experience of strategic planning

  • One or more of the following areas of knowledge/experience: charity trusteeship, charity lawyer,  the performing arts, administration of or teaching on postgraduate certificates or diploma courses, social media, grants management software, charity marketing and profile raising.    

The new trustees will help to steer the charity through an exciting period of development.


Our trustees are unpaid, but we pay travel and other out of pocket expenses and provide an induction into the Trust’s work.

Please download the trustee information pack which explains how to apply.

For further details about the Trust, please see the about us section on our website.

​The closing date for application letters is 12 noon on Wednesday 24 August, with online interviews for shortlisted candidates being held in September.

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