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Clerk to the Worshipful Company of Lightmongers

Home based, part time
Start September 2020


Due to the impending retirement of our Learned Clerk a rare vacancy has arisen at the Worshipful Company of Lightmongers for a visionary, dynamic and energetic individual to continue to drive the Company forward. This will be achieved by growing membership and member engagement, increasing revenue and charitable donations and modernising many of its processes whilst preserving the history and traditions of a City livery company. The incumbent will enjoy a competitive remuneration and benefits package, which could be on a direct employed or a service contract basis.

About the Company
The Worshipful Company of Lightmongers is one of the modern livery companies of the City of London. Ninety-sixth in order of precedence, it was formed in 1953 and became a City of London Livery Company in 1984 receiving its Royal Charter in 2012.
Members of the Lightmongers are all associated with the Lighting industry. They are involved in the manufacture, distribution, installation and design of lighting products and in myriad projects and applications involving light. They have close links to the construction industry as well as the world of architecture, theatre and art.
In addition to bringing its members and their guests together at well-attended Company and City events, the Company is involved in supporting apprenticeships and educational awards. It also raises funds for a range of charities that support those with sensory deprivation of sight and/or hearing, where good lighting can be beneficial.
The Company has affiliations with each branch of the armed forces and with cadet units.
It is governed by the Court, which meets at Tallow Chandlers Hall in Cannon Street, London. There are several Standing Committees and Sub-committees that meet regularly to manage various activities of the Company.

The Role
Reporting to the Court (equivalent to the Board of Directors), the Clerk (Chief Executive) supports the Court and the Standing Committees in the development of plans and strategies and is responsible for their implementation. The Clerk ensures the effective and financially sound running of the Company and management of all matters that arise. Other duties include (full job description available to applicants):

  • Organisation of all Court and Standing Committee meetings including preparation of papers, coordinating the work of the sub-committees and ensuring compliance with the Company’s constitution.
  • Management and administration of all aspects of membership, in conformity with GDPR requirements, including maintenance of the membership database, installation and progression processes, annual subscriptions, maintenance of records at Guildhall; etc.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with the Lighting Industry, including its various trade and professional bodies, companies and key individuals and also with City of London organisations.
  • Supporting the Master during his/her year of office: keeping a record of the Master’s engagements, briefing on timings, dress code and other requirements.

  • Planning, developing, organising and communicating the annual diary of events
  • Marketing and promotion of the Company including responsibility for various communication channels
  • Managing and growing links with our affiliated organisations
  • Dealing with all correspondence and maintenance of the Company’s records and operations manuals.

The Candidate
The Clerk of the Lightmongers will be an energetic and determined individual with the vision and ambition to drive the continued growth of the Company. They will possess strong administration and financial management skills, pay attention to detail and have the ability to meet deadlines. They must have experience of organising successful events of all sizes. They must also have excellent interpersonal and social skills to enable them to deal with the Court, members, affiliated organisations, city connections, guests and any other stakeholders of the Company. They must be ‘tech-savvy’ as a key element of this role will be to digitalise many of the current administration and communication processes.
Additional desirable skills are familiarity with the workings of a Livery Company and the City of London Livery movement and knowledge of working with a charitable trust.

Other points to consider
It is estimated that this role will require at least three days per week on average, but workload will vary depending on functions and events in the diary. Many events requiring the Clerk’s presence will take place in the evenings or out of working hours. As most of the Company’s meetings and events take place in the City of London, easy access to the City is useful.
If this role is for you, please apply by sending your Curriculum Vitae and a covering note to the following email address, before 20th March 2020, the closing date for applications. First interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on 20th April 2020 with final interviews on the 24th April at Tallow Chandlers Hall in London.

The Worshipful Company of Lightmongers is an equal opportunities employer. It values diversity and is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment.
To express your interest and request a full job description, please reply to:

Date: 10th February 2020