The Girdlers’ Company


Job Reference FBLIA
Closing Date Friday 05 Jan 2024

With its origins dating back to the Middle Ages, the Girdlers’ Company today primarily functions as a charitable organization, but one in which fellowship amongst the Livery, the City, and its charitable partners is nurtured and valued, and through which both the Livery and staff find fulfilment and enjoyment. With the granting of its Letters Patent in 1327 and subsequently its Charter in 1682 and today occupying its third Hall on a site bequeathed to the Company in 1431, the Girdlers’ remains deeply rooted in the traditions and governance of the City of London, but is also a complex property-owning organisation concerned with the fellowship of its members and charitable works.

Working alongside the Company’s three principal managers, the Clerk holds the crucial responsibility of overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Girdlers’ Company and aligning them with the policies established by the governing body, the Court of Assistants.  Ensuring the proper management and stewardship of the Girdlers’ Company’s corporate and charitable affairs in conjunction with the Master and Committee Chairs, the Clerk also serves as the administrator for the Girdlers’ Company Charitable Trust and is responsible for overseeing the administration of the Almshouses in Peckham. In addition to providing strategic guidance, the Clerk’s role is to represent the Company in the wider City and beyond, and he or she will be expected to drive and articulate the relevance and impact of the Company as it approaches its 8th century.

The successful candidate will bring strong financial and commercial acumen, with a good grasp of property and investment management, and evidence of success in a leadership role within a diverse stakeholder community. He or she will support the aims and ethos of the Company with an imaginative and progressive outlook and possess superb stakeholder engagement and ambassadorial qualities.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Girdlers’ Company on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference FBLIA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Friday 5th January 2024.