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This is an exciting time to be joining the Board of BMS World Mission. As a trustee, you will be joining at a time of transformation. The phenomenal growth of the Church in the Majority World is arguably the most significant development in Christianity in the 21st century. While the Church in the West has struggled, in Africa, Asia and Latin America it thrives. This reality presents unprecedented opportunities for the spread of the gospel, as mission becomes from everywhere to everywhere.  

We are currently looking for four trustees:

  • 3 trustees, including one trustee with fundraising skills and experience 

  • A safeguarding trustee 

We are particularly interested in trustees coming from the Majority World as we want to increase the diversity of our board so that it becomes more representative. Please note that this is a voluntary position. 

As a BMS trustee, you will: 

  • Be committed to BMS’ vision and mission 

  • Be able to think creatively and strategically and exercise good, independent judgement  

  • Be able to communicate effectively 

  • Be willing to participate actively in discussion, including sharing different perspectives 

  • Be able to work collaboratively  

  • Be open to learn and develop in your role as trustee 

BMS World Mission was founded in 1792 and we are proud of how we have adapted to the challenges facing each generation. BMS has grown as a global community of mission personnel, partners and international workers in more than 30 countries across Africa, Asia, South America and Europe, supported by more than 1,500 churches around the UK. Together, we’re inspired by our heart to bring the gospel where it’s not known, to bring practical hope to a troubled world and to bring help for the journeys of the displaced.

The successful applicant will be a committed Christian. The nature of this voluntary position means that this is a specific occupational requirement.

Download the BMS Trustee Recruitment Pack to find out more. If you have any questions about the opportunities or the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Heather Drury, Director of People and Culture on

To apply, please prepare a CV and a cover letter in PDF format. Please limit each document to two pages long. Your cover letter should include how your skills and experience meet the person specification and job criteria in the job description and why you would love to bring these to this role at BMS. Please also state whether you are interested in the position of safeguarding trustee, or trustee with fundraising skills and experience.

BMS World Mission operates an equal opportunities policy and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We also offer flexible working hours. Our commitment to staff development is reflected in our holding of the Investors in People award.

Location: UK

Employment type: Volunteer role

Closing Date: 12 pm UK time, Thursday 30 May 2024

Interview date: Interviews will be held online between 3 and 6 June 2024

BMS has much to give and much to learn and we cannot wait to participate with the UK and the Global Church on this path of mutual mission.
Kang-San Tan, General Director of BMS World Mission

Enquire today

To find out more or to apply for this role, fill in the enquiry form. A member of our team will be in touch.

Your CV should be in pdf format, and no more than two pages.

Your cover letter should be a pdf, and no more than two pages. It should include why you want to work at BMS and how your skills and experience meet the criteria for the role as outlined in the JD and person specification.

We collect some details about our applicants, such as age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and religion and belief. Please be assured that this data is used for monitoring purposes only and is kept confidential and apart from your application.

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