Could you be a trustee?

Could you be a trustee?

CMS is looking for people to serve on its board of trustees, in particular with a financial or legal background.  

Please will you prayerfully consider whether you or anyone you know has the skills and experience to be part of the CMS board of trustees?

The trustees are responsible for ensuring the charity fulfils its purpose with clear direction while meeting all the required standards. It is  therefore important that the board includes people with an appropriate breadth and depth of experience.

At this time we are particularly looking for people with a financial or legal background.  

Former mission partners, or people involved in mission as members of the community, would be welcome.

We also hope the election will result in a board that is diverse in gender, age and ethnicity.

Is God calling you to be a CMS trustee?

If you or someone you know has the appropriate skills and experience, please see the details on how to apply below.

In the meantime thank you for your prayers during this important process in the life of the CMS community.

With all good wishes in our Lord

Alastair Bateman


We are committed to the safeguarding and protection of the people we serve, our partners, our volunteers, and our staff. We believe that every child or adult we come into contact with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm and abuse. Our recruitment and selection processes are in line with our Safeguarding Policy and the SCHR Misconduct Disclosure Scheme, which CMS is a member of as part of our commitment to safeguarding.    


Our core values of being pioneering, relational, faithful and evangelistic are integral to everything we do, and we work hard to ensure that every member of staff and volunteer is valued, supported and encouraged to continually learn and develop their skills.

Closing date

We must get applications by 30 September 2023.

To apply

Please send your application form and CV along with other documentation (see below) to liz [dot] wood [at] churchmissionsociety [dot] org or by post to Strictly Confidential, Liz Wood, Church Mission Society, Watlington Road, Oxford, OX4 6BZ.

NB Please save the application form to your device before completing it.

Candidates will need to be nominated by two members of CMS Ltd.

Please complete the application form, the self-declaration form and the nominations form and return these forms to Liz Wood at the email address provided.

Once your application is received it will be considered by the Nominations Committee. If your application is successful you will be asked to come to an interview at the end of September with members of the Nominations Committee and references will be taken up.

Election of CMS trustees is based on merit and experience. If you are successful in interview then references will be taken up and a Disclosure and Barring Service check will be undertaken before you are accepted as a CMS Trustee.

As a member of the Inter-agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme, CMS has committed to systematically check with previous employers from at least the last five years for any ‘SEAH’ (Sexual Exploitation, Abuse or Harassment) issues relating to all potential new trustees.

If you have any questions about the process please contact Liz Wood.

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