Shaping debate on religion in public life.

Become a Trustee

9 Apr 2019

The William Temple Foundation is an innovative and ground-breaking research and ideas hub, shaping debate on religion in public life. Founded in 1947, it seeks to connect Christian social concerns to the realities of the secular world by generating ideas about the impact of religion on civil society, wellbeing, politics and economics, and urban change. The Foundation currently has 20 Trustees, Associate Research Fellows, and William Temple Scholars.

We are currently organising a radical three-year re-structuring programme and are looking for two new trustees with experience in organisational management and fundraising capabilities to join our dedicated team. Applicants are expected to be self-motivated and sympathetic to the ethos, aims and objectives of the Foundation, irrespective of their personal beliefs, values or worldviews.

Trustees are asked to:

  • Attend council meetings three times a year.
  • Share with staff and Associate Research Fellows the task of developing and promoting the profile of the Foundation.
  • Think strategically about the long-term future and management of the organisation, including its financial situation.

The Foundation offers trustees:

  • All reasonable travel expenses.
  • The chance to develop new skills.
  • The opportunity to work on national and regional projects.
  • The opportunity to have research papers and broadsheet think-pieces published on a national scale.
  • The opportunity to make a real impact on the future of the Foundation and its work on the place of religion in public life.

To apply, please send a two-page CV and covering letter to the Chair of Trustees, the Venerable Peter Robinson, and the Director of Research, Professor Chris Baker, by 5.00pm, Sunday 30th June 2019. Please include in your covering letter a brief statement outlining any previous fundraising experience you may have. The Chair of Trustees will be in touch with all applicants within two weeks of the deadline.

For further enquiries please contact Peter Robinson or Chris Baker.

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Dr Malcolm Rigler

09/04/2019 11:10

Thank you for sharing this email with me. Whilst I will not be applying to be a Trustee I find that I am deeply indebted to The William Temple Foundation because now at the age of 72 Years I find myself part of a National Group of Professionals in Social Administration , Medicine, Arts and Health , Nursing , Health Visiting and Education all working together to revitalise the “High Street Offer” to include “Health” , “Education” and “Community Development” . I would value the chance to share with Trustees “the story so far” . The “Quotes” on our website will give you some idea of the wide range of support that we currently enjoy. Regards Malcolm PS Prof David Jenkins when Director at The William Temple Foundation was the key person in my professional life as a young GP who influenced me to pursue initiatives such as described on our website.

Stephen Hall

09/04/2019 11:10

I am an Anglican lay person, who is theologically trained and active in a similar space As WTF
Last November I ran a major forum on the interface between faith and the political process – I will publish it after our federal election.

I would very much like to join your board and participate as appropriate. However, you may see my location as prohibitive.
I am based in the Western Desert of Western Australia. Having said that, I have all the technology at my fingertips. As I manage an Indigenous owned media company
I also blog

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