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BECOME A TRUSTEE / treasurer

DO YOU WANT TO HELP IMPROVE access to postgraduate education?

The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust is seeking a new trustee / treasurer. 

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


We are seeking a UK-qualified accountant to join our Board as Trustee/Treasurer.

The role
  • Overseeing the financial affairs of the Trust, informing and advising the Trustee Board, and guiding the day-to-day management of the Trust’s finances by our part-time Administrator 

  • As a trustee, 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 person we're looking for
  • A UK-qualified accountant

  • Senior experience in managing or overseeing the finance function of a UK charity

  • Committed to the Trust’s mission to improve access to postgraduate education 

  • Strategic vision and experience of strategic planning.

The new Trustee/Treasurer 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/Treasurer 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 Monday 26 February, with online interviews for shortlisted candidates on Wednesday 6 March.

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