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Clerk of Trustees Information Pack

Apply by Thursday 30 September 2021

Clerk of Trustees

Britain Yearly Meeting are looking for a Friend to serve as the Clerk of our Trustee body.

If you want to help build a thriving community of Quakers in Britain, you're a strong communicator and a skilled Quaker Clerk, with time to give and experience of management, then we want to hear from you.

This is a crucial moment for Quakers in Britain. Building on all we have learnt this year, we are looking for someone to help BYM support Quakers in new ways.

The Clerk of Trustees provides line-management, support and challenge to our Recording Clerk. Consulting with and reporting to Meeting for Sufferings, as well as to Yearly Meeting in session, are important parts of the role. Listening to Friends is vital. The time commitment is significant.

We would like to encourage a wide range of Quakers to consider this exciting opportunity to make a difference within BYM, and actively encourage expressions of interest from Friends of colour and young Friends. The Clerk will work closely with an Assistant Clerk, and many of the tasks and responsibilities will be shared between the two. If you feel led to make use of your gifts in this role, please do put your name forward. We will find ways to support and enable the right person to serve.

We would also welcome expressions of interest from Friends interested in becoming a BYM Trustee or BYMT Clerk in the future.


If you'd like to find out more, please submit an Expression of Interest form, ( mentioning BYMT Clerk by 5pm, Thursday 30 September 2021. This will be received by our Nominations team who will contact you with more information.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role, please contact Penny Elliott, Nominations Manager (


If you would like to apply for the position, please download the information pack at the top of this page. We also ask that Friends complete an expression of interest form ( specifically mentioning BYMT Clerk by 5pm, Thursday 30 September 2021. Information about how to submit an application is contained within the information pack.

An expression of interest or an application is not a commitment from you to serve or a promise that we may ask you, but the beginning of an exploration.

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