Religious Trustee

Sir Halley Stewart Trust

Location Board meetings held in London

Position Part time

Salary 0

Application deadline 1 December 2020
The application deadline for this role has passed

The Sir Halley Stewart Trust ( is a grant-making charity that awards circa £1,000,000 per year to innovative research and development projects in the medical, religious and social fields. The focus of the Trust’s work is the prevention of human suffering and distress, both in the UK and overseas.

The Trustee Board is comprised of specialists in the Trust’s fields of interest as well as a number of direct descendants of the founder, the pioneering industrialist and philanthropist Sir Halley Stewart. 

The Trust is now seeking an exceptional individual to join the Religious Committee of the Board. The successful candidate will have relevant expertise to the Trust’s Religious grant priority areas, and senior experience gained from a religious or academic research institution. 

The Trust is committed to advancing Christian religion, and the Religious Committee of the Trust welcomes proposals for innovative and practical ecumenical projects in the UK; and also those in countries outside the UK where there is a special and specific need. Current areas of focus are shown on the Trust’s website, and the Trust prioritises religious grant applications that are aimed at: 

▪ Breaking down religious and secular divides. 

▪ Are untested and have the potential to be ‘game-changers’. 

▪ Involve the vocational development of key people within relevant fields.

The Trust values diversity on the Board of Trustees and makes appointment decisions based on an individual’s experience, qualifications, merits and the needs of the Trust.

To apply

For more information about the charity, details of the Trustee vacancy and how to apply, please email the Trust’s Director, Ms Vicky Chant, at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on 1 December 2020.

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