Tuesday, 10 May 2022 16:15

Trustee - Derby Diocesan Board of Education

Volunteer opportunity to be a Trustee of the Derby Diocesan Board of Education


The DBE has some exciting opportunities for lay and ordained people from across the diocese to volunteer as a trustee.

The Board is Chaired by the Rt Revd Malcolm Macnaughton, Bishop of Repton, and the staff team is led by Canon Carolyn Lewis, Diocesan Director of Education.

More information on the work of the DBE is available on our website and we are excited by our vision which flows from the Diocesan vision:


Living out the values of generous faith, courageous hope and life-giving love, the DBE will support our diocesan family of schools to offer:

  • life-giving, life-changing learning through excellent education, shaped by a distinctively Christ-like vision and ethos 
  • inclusive and inspirational Collective Worship, inviting all to grow in faith 
  • excellent Religious Education, enabling children and young people to reflect critically and explore faith, belief, and Christian responses to life’s big questions 
  • hospitality, hope and love to children, young people and households  
  • a sense of belonging to those of all faiths and none, building community near and far, local and global


Trustee commitments

Potential trustees need to commit to support the work of the Board by attending 6 meetings a year (3 Board and 3 Committee meetings).

Having a particular set of skills or experiences can be helpful and it is vital that trustees are able to read and prepare for meetings and then ask questions.

Trustees have specific responsibilities and there is a really useful summary provided by the Charity Commission which you may find helpful to consider.

If you have served on a PCC, a school governing body or a local charity then you will familiar with what is expected of a trustee.

However, if you are not experienced in charity governance and would still like to explore if you could make a positive contribution, please do contact Carolyn Lewis or Bishop Malcolm for an informal conversation.

Training is provided and the DBE is keen to include people from diverse backgrounds and are especially keen to speak with women, younger people and those from a Global Majority Heritage.


Find out more

If you are interested in an informal discussion to find out more, please contact Lindsey Bowe, Executive Assistant to Carolyn Lewis: lindsey.bowe@derby.anglican.org as soon as possible.