Cogges Heritage Trust

Job Title: Chair
Location: Cogges Heritage Trust, Oxfordshire
Time Commitment: 8 - 10 hours per month
Contact Details:
Closing date: 2024-02-26

Cogges Heritage Trust is seeking a new Chair of Trustees due to the current Chair’s term of office coming to a close in November 2024. The trust was formed in 2011, and is the charity which cares for and manages Cogges Manor Farm, a unique and diverse historic site, in Witney, West Oxfordshire.

As an independent charity, Cogges Manor Farm is overseen by a dedicated and experienced board of Trustees.

We are seeking an inspirational individual with the experience and dedication to take Cogges forward, lead the Board and support the General Manager and staff team to further drive growth and impact within the local community.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, outstanding leadership qualities, and the ability to confidently lead with tact and diplomacy thus encouraging and fostering a collaborative team spirit. The Chair, supported by a team of Trustees, will ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
We are open to your professional background, providing you bring effective experience, enthusiasm, strategic thinking, and an entrepreneurial approach to business. It would be preferable if the successful applicant resides in West Oxfordshire. There will also be the opportunity for a structured handover from the current Chair during his remaining time in office.

Additional information:

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment:

Commitment: 8 – 10 hours each month with a Board meeting every 3 months (early evenings, online or in person). In addition, there are sub committee meetings which the Chair may also attend.


Daytime or evening meetings: both

Closing date for applications:         12midnight 26 February 2024

Contact details or web link for applicants to find out more: For more information and to download the Chairman Recruitment Pack visit

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