United Society Partners in the Gospel
Closing Date:
5pm on Friday 13 October 2023
Job Ref:

Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
5pm on Friday 13 October 2023
Longlist Meeting
Monday 23 October 2023
Preliminary Interviews
w/c Monday 23 October 2023
Shortlist Meeting
Thursday 2 November 2023
Final Panel Interviews
Friday 17 November 2023


United Society Partners in the Gospel (USPG) is a global Anglican mission agency. We work alongside and in partnership with the churches of the Anglican Communion across the globe – sharing in their joys, sorrows, and challenges. We work across languages, cultures, and contexts. We are proud to work directly with churches on whatever their priorities might be. We support over 60 programmes engaged with transforming individual lives and communities. Many are highly innovative including work in North India on anti-human trafficking, human rights advocacy work in the Philippines, our HIV/AIDS stigma reduction programme in Zimbabwe, the development of climate resilient schools in South India and a programme on increasing knowledge, voices, and rights of those impacted by climate change across seven African countries.

USPG has undergone a great deal of exciting change in the last few years and is blessed with a diverse, committed, and creative staff team. We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Chair of Trustees who can be an effective ambassador for USPG as well as leading a skilled group of Trustees. The chosen candidate will play an active role within our organisation helping further develop USPG so that it can more effectively support our partner churches across the world as they seek to rethink Christian mission and look at the world differently; to energise churches as they reach out with compassion and courage; and to champion justice.

A practising Christian* who can champion our global mission and values, you will demonstrate strong leadership experience in an executive or non-executive capacity. Following our recent announcement - https://www.uspg.org.uk/stories/news/uspg-announce-7m-funding-commitment-to-codrington-barbados.php - acknowledging and repenting of our shameful past links to slavery and laying a path to carry out a programme of reparation activities, we are seeking a Chair who will be effective in shaping these future conversations, strategy and vision in an engaging and collaborative manner. You will combine strong financial acumen, a good understanding of charity governance and past experience of chairing diverse groups or boards. This is a hugely exciting opportunity to play a role in shaping a hopeful future for an organisation engaging across the Anglican Communion globally. 

For further information or for an informal confidential discussion, please contact Tim Hills tim.hills@gatenbysanderson.com, Matt Malone matt.malone@gatenbysanderson.com or Emily Nevins emily.nevins@gatenbysanderson.com.

*Schedule 9, paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010 applies to this post

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How to Apply

To apply for this post, you will need to complete the online application by no later than 17:00 on Friday 13th October 2023.

You will be asked to submit the following:

1. Some basic, personal information;

2. A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years;

3. A Statement of Suitability (max 3 pages, minimum font size 11) explaining your motivation for applying for this role and how you can address the Personal Qualities listed in the role profile, providing evidence of your suitability for the role drawing on specific examples through your experience.

As part of the online application process, you will be asked to complete an online form which will ask you a number of diversity-related questions. If you do not wish to provide a declaration on any of the particular characteristics, you will have the option to select 'prefer not to say'. 

If you are unable to apply online, or have any issues with the online application process, please contact emma.clark@gatenbysanderson.com  

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