Trustee Vacancy – Treasurer

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is seeking a Treasurer to join their board of Trustees. Our Trustees have the ultimate responsibility for governing the house and charity and as Treasurer you would take a leading role in the financial management of the charity.

This is a voluntary role. However, expenses and access costs related to meeting the duties of the role can be covered and we will support trustees through formal and informal training and development.

Does this sound like you?

Are you someone with strong financial management experience and a passion for preserving a vital part of Manchester’s literary heritage: Elizabeth Gaskell’s House? Do you have an eye for managing and presenting financial accounts and are good at making decisions using your best judgement? Then we want to hear from you.

We welcome applications from people with a wide range of skills and experience and positively accept applications from people from all backgrounds. You don’t need to have had any former Trustee experience.

How do I apply?

Please send us your CV and a covering letter highlighting your relevant experience and why you want to be a Trustee and Treasurer for Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.

Deadline for applications – 28 June 2024

Send your application to

If you have any further questions or want to discuss the role further you can contact the Chair of Trustees, Alex Walker on

What happens next?

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview and tour of the house, either in person or on Zoom depending on your preference.

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