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The Ken Stradling Collection

Address of Organisation
48 Park Row, Bristol, BS1 5LH

Number of Vacancies
4

Legal Status
Charitable trust

Number of Meetings
Approx 8

Daytime or Evening Meetings
Daytime

Skills / Experience / Expectations
The Ken Stradling Collection is a unique collection of 20th century applied arts in the centre of Bristol. We are an educational trust, working with schools and colleges and the general public to encourage and inspire an understanding and enjoyment of the world of design. We are looking for trustees with skills and experience in the following areas: business management / law / fundraising / marketing to join our committed and enthusiastic team of museum, educational and design professionals. The KSC is at an early and exciting stage of its development, housed in a dedicated building in the heart of Bristol's cultural quarter.

Contact Details
To find out more about the KSC, the roles and responsibilities of its trustees please contact Cleo Witt at cleowittsaunders@gmail.com

Closing Date
Ongoing


Charles Dickens Museum

Address of Organisation
48 Doughty Street

Number of Vacancies
4

Legal Status
Charitable trust

Number of Meetings
6 meetings and one Away Day

Daytime or Evening Meetings
afternoon/evening

Skills / Experience / Expectations
We are looking for up to four new members for the Board, with the ability to think strategically, to review management reports and financial information, to assess and manage risk, and to develop sound forward plans to ensure an exciting and sustainable future for the Museum. Significant experience in at least one of the following areas: • Finance: applicants with accountancy qualifications would be particularly welcome • Museum collections and curatorial matters • Retail: helping the Museum to maximise income from its shop, online sales, and cafe • Social inclusion: connecting Dickens’s work and writings on social deprivation with modern day issues

Contact Details
Cindy Sughrue Director Charles Dickens Museum cindy.sughrue@dickensmuseum.com For more information on how to apply, please visit http://dickensmuseum.com/pages/vacancies-at-the-dickens-museum

Closing Date
24 April 2017


Wiltshire Museum

Address of Organisation
41 Long Street, Devizes, SN10 1NS

Number of Vacancies
2

Legal Status
Company with charitable status

Number of Meetings
5

Daytime or Evening Meetings
Evening

Skills / Experience / Expectations
The Wiltshire Museum in Devizes has outstanding collections of national and local importance. Run by a charity founded in 1853 we are examining exciting new opportunities and are seeking new trustees to help shape our future. We are particularly interested in hearing from you if you have skills or experience in marketing, audience development, developing projects or assisting with fundraising. However, if you have other skills that you can offer, then please do get in touch.

Contact Details
www.wiltshiremuseum.org.uk/news/index.php?Action=8&id=194&page=0

Closing Date
7 April


Cogges Heritage Trust

Address of Organisation
Cogges Manor Farm, Church Lane, Witney OX28 3LA

Number of Vacancies
2

Legal Status
Charitable Trust

Number of Meetings
12

Daytime or Evening Meetings
Mainly evenings

Skills / Experience / Expectations
We are looking for someone who: • is willing to challenge • brings new ideas and new perceptions to Cogges • has a youthful approach, irrespective of their age • demonstrates entrepreneurial qualities All Trustees must be able to exhibit: • integrity • a commitment to the organisation and its objectives • an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship • a willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as a trustee. This includes attending several Board Meetings per year alongside Committee Meetings. A trustee also undertakes tasks linked to projects which are borne out of the Board and Committee Meetings • strategic vision • good, independent judgement • an ability to think creatively • willingness to speak their mind • an ability to work effectively as a member of a team

Contact Details
Richard Munro munro@clara.co.uk Potential trustees are also invited to attend the Private View of Cogges' Artist in Residence on 31st March 6pm to 8pm

Closing Date
30th April 2017


The Judges Lodging

Address of Organisation
The Judge’s Lodging, Broad Street, Presteigne, Powys, Mid Wales, UK, LD8 2AD

Number of Vacancies
3+

Legal Status
Charitable Trust

Number of Meetings
Monthly Meetings

Daytime or Evening Meetings
Daytime

Skills / Experience / Expectations
We are specifically seeking to fill the roles of Treasurer and Company Secretary, but would also welcome applications for Trustee posts.Trustees must have an ability to think strategically, focusing on major issues, while recognising the realities and practicalities of managing an independent heritage organization. Experience in one or more of the following areas: • Museums and heritage management, Business management, Fundraising, Finance, Trust Governance, Business Development, Marketing and PR, Learning and Community Engagement.

Contact Details
Please submit a CV and cover letter to the Chair, Ashley Charlwood ashley@mentrau-bach.com Full details on line at http://www.judgeslodging.org.uk/page/our_charity/

Closing Date
24 March


Pen Museum

Address of Organisation
Unit 3 The Argent Centre

Number of Vacancies
4

Legal Status
Charitable Association

Number of Meetings
6 meetings around 2 hours each

Daytime or Evening Meetings
Evening

Skills / Experience / Expectations
Interest in and commitment to the heritage of the Steel Pen Trade and Birmingham more widely • A readiness and ability to play a role in fundraising/development activities • Fair, impartial and open to new ideas Skills • The ability to think creatively and strategically, demonstrating good judgment and analytical ability • Good communication, team-working, and interpersonal skills, demonstrating tact, diplomacy and the ability to build and manage strong relationships and networks • An ability to command respect among local, regional and national stakeholders – acting as an ambassador for the Association. We are looking to recruit new Trustees to join our established board to help steer the organisation through its next exciting phase. We would like to hear from people with strong backgrounds in leadership and development.

Contact Details
Nigel Evans nigel.evans@penmuseum.org.uk

Closing Date
01 May 2017


Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens Trust

Address of Organisation
Chester Road, Castle Bromwich , Birmingham, B36 9BT

Number of Vacancies
1

Legal Status
Charity Trust & company ltd by Guarantee

Number of Meetings
4 and preparation of accounts etc.

Daytime or Evening Meetings
evening

Skills / Experience / Expectations
A Trustee/Hon.Treasurer to maintain an overview of the financial affairs and to prepare for annual audits. We need accountant level support, especially to drive through the transition to more modern software and systems integrated with our growing café, retail and membership/volunteer base. We are a very small charity with minimal staff but loyal volunteers - who ably manage day to day transactions and management, but need help to go ‘cloudwards’. 4 trustee meetings per year, but more time likely to be needed to effect the change."

Contact Details
Genmanagercbhgt@gmail.com and Simon Cleaver, Chair of Trustees sjcleaver52@gmail.com

Closing Date
Open until position filled


Britten-Pears Foundation

Address of Organisation
The Red House, Golf Lane, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5PZ

Number of Vacancies
1

Legal Status
Charitable trust

Number of Meetings
4

Daytime or Evening Meetings
Daytime

Skills / Experience / Expectations
The Britten-Pears Foundation is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly engaged Chair to act as ambassador for the Foundation and to lead the board and help drive the organisation forward. This non-executive voluntary role offers a rewarding opportunity to share your expertise and experience in a flourishing and developing organisation that encompasses the home where Britten lived with his partner Peter Pears, an extensive archive, a comprehensive display about Britten and a temporary exhibition space. In addition the Foundation has a grant-giving role, currently supporting composers, performance and new music.

Contact Details
The recruitment process will take place during Spring 2017 and it is hoped that the Chair will be in post by Summer 2017. If, having read the detailed role description, you are interested in discussing or applying for the role, please contact Sarah Bardwell, General Director on 01728 451000 or s.bardwell@brittenpears.org

Closing Date
Spring 2017


Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust

Address of Organisation
Washford Station, Washford, Watchet, Somerset TA23 0PP

Number of Vacancies
4

Legal Status
charitable Trust and Company Limited by Guarantee

Number of Meetings
6 Board Meetings

Daytime or Evening Meetings
Daytime

Skills / Experience / Expectations
The Trust is looking for new Trustees too continue and to build upon the work the that has been ongoing for the past 50 years; that of keeping alive the history and importance of the Somerset and Dorset Railway through preservation, custodianship, display and interpretation of material evidence. We are seeking a new generation of Trustees to assist in developing the Trust for the future. All applicants are welcome; we are particularly interested in hearing from those with experience in the following: Development Planning (preferably with some knowledge of HLF funding), Forward Planning, Management of Volunteers (Including Recruitment) and Publicity/Press.

Contact Details
chairman@sdrt.org Godfrey Baker Tel. 01308 424630 Chairman-Godfrey Baker

Closing Date
ongoing


Dunwich Museum

Address of Organisation
St James's Street, DUNWICH, SAXMUNDHAM, Suffolk, IP17 3EA

Number of Vacancies
2

Legal Status
Charitable Trust

Number of Meetings
4

Daytime or Evening Meetings
Daytime

Skills / Experience / Expectations
We are looking for two trustees, with preferably the following skills: 1. Treasurer/ finance director 2. Retail/ marketing experience - or general administration Dunwich Museum is a small. independent, volunteer led organisation, with two paid sub contractors who provide day to day management. We are about to embark on some major projects and I’d like to get the team more professional and skilled. Trustees are unpaid but we can offer travel expenses. Dunwich has an almost unique story and our museum, which has just won an award, is much loved. We meet four times a year in January, April, July and October.

Contact Details
Anyone interested should contact John Cary, chairman, email: john@crew.easynet.co.uk phone: 01728 648 927 or 07766 711 626.

Closing Date
31/03/2017


Gilbert White's and the Oates Collections

Address of Organisation
Deep Thatch, Gracious St, Selborne

Number of Vacancies
1

Legal Status
Charitable Trust

Number of Meetings
8 plus occasional visits

Daytime or Evening Meetings
Daytime

Skills / Experience / Expectations
Gilbert White’s and the Oates Collections is a go-ahead and innovative independent museum in Selborne, north east Hampshire. We were founded by a member of the Oates family to commemorate the 18th century naturalist Gilbert White, and Captain Lawrence Oates, the polar explorer, and Frank Oates, who explored in Southern Africa and central America in the late nineteenth century. We offer exhibitions on all three men, and in addition White’s garden, restored to its 18th century designs, and a Field Studies Centre visited by 4000 school children a year. Current visitor numbers are 22,000 and these are expected to grow considerably over the next few years. With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund we will shortly start the delivery of a £3m project to improve the museum’s facilities and interpretation, and to promote resilience and sustainability for the foreseeable future. We have excellent staff and a committed, specialist and energetic group of trustees. A chartered accountant is sought by Gilbert White’s and the Oates Collections to join the trustees with particular responsibility for the oversight of management accounting and the annual final report and accounts. You would be joining a high quality and friendly group of trustees and ideally would need to live within 30 miles of Selborne (postcode GU34 3JH). There are four trustee meetings a year, and four meetings of the Executive and Finance Committee which examines the organisation’s work and finances in detail every quarter. We have excellent staff, including two Co-Directors and a strong accounting team. Our charity business structure is currently being reorganised to reflect modern requirements This role would suit a recently-retired or self-employed individual seeking to join a strong team at the start of a very interesting time.

Contact Details
Chairman of Trustees Dr Rosemary Irwin rosemaryshirwin@gmail.com

Closing Date
ongoing


COLDHARBOUR MILL TRUST LTD

Address of Organisation
Coldharbour Mill Working Wool Museum, Uffculme, Cullompton, Devon EX15 3EE

Number of Vacancies
4

Legal Status
Charitable trust and Company limited by guarantee

Number of Meetings
12 board meetings approx 2 hours, plus committee/working party meetings as required

Daytime or Evening Meetings
dayrime, midweek

Skills / Experience / Expectations
We're looking to recruit trustees with experience and expertise primarily in business/finance management, marketing/PR/events management, fund-raising/income generation, heritage management/museum development, building project management. Also in retail, catering, law, textile production/engineering, education. Established 1982 in an 18th century former spinning mill, this small independent museum relies chiefly on donations, grants and self-generated income from admissions and events. Our USP is that visitors see yarn and textile production on vintage machinery, also the factory's original power sources. A recent substantive HLF grant kick-started an ambitious long-term Development Plan, aiming to establish our Museum as premier textile heritage centre in SW UK.

Contact Details
For more information or to register interest, please contact Mrs S G Wasfi, Board Secretary, c/o the address given above, or email: sgwasfi@btinternet.com

Closing Date
ongoing


Medway Queen Preservation Society trading as New Medway Steam Packet Co Ltd reg. charity no 296236

Address of Organisation
Gillingham Pier, Pier Road, Gillingham, Kent ME7 1RX

Number of Vacancies
5

Legal Status
Company with charitable status

Number of Meetings
one per month, two hours max.

Daytime or Evening Meetings
Daytime

Skills / Experience / Expectations
The Medway Queen Preservation Society is restoring the historic paddle steamer Medway Queen, with funding form the Heritage Lottery Fund and EU regional development fund. The hull has been completely re-built at Bristol, and is moored at Gillingham, Kent. The society has a transition HLF grant for the next stage, part of which is to strengthen the board, first priority is experience in fundraising and finance management, but also event management, PR and advertising, Education and Outreach.

Contact Details
John Kempton Director NMSP Co Ltd reg. charity. vice-chairman@medwayqueen.co.uk tel 01634 575717 Medway Queen Gillingham Pier Pier Road Gillingham Kent ME7 1RX

Closing Date
on-going


Chedhams Yard Trust

Address of Organisation
2 School Road, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, CV35 9NH

Number of Vacancies
3

Legal Status
Charitable Trust

Number of Meetings
trustees meeting minimum commitment

Daytime or Evening Meetings
Flexible

Skills / Experience / Expectations
Chedham’s Yard Trust is an independent charitable trust which has responsibility for running a small heritage centre in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire. As winners of BBC Restoration we have recently completed a £1 million restoration project and are now open to the public. In order to develop the museum, the board wishes to diversify and so has vacancies for trustees. The ideal candidates will have an enthusiasm for museums and the willingness to commit to regular meetings. There is a particular need at the present time for individuals with skills in one or more of the following areas: fundraising and marketing.

Contact Details
For more information please email debbie@chedhamsyard.org.uk

Closing Date
ongoing


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