February 2019 Trustee Vacancies

The William Morris Society are one AIM member seeking Trustees this month

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AIM member Trustee vacancies


Bawdsey Radar Trust – Suffolk

Roles: Trustees

Bawdsey Radar Trust runs the award winning Suffolk radar museum on the site of the world’s first operational radar station. We are seeking to recruit three volunteer trustees for the next stage in our ambitious plans for the future. Knowledge of radar is not essential as the Trust is seeking new trustees who have experience in any of the following areas:

*Creating and developing new partnerships

*Marketing and communications


Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: Board meetings are held in the evenings every six weeks and trustees are encouraged to support relevant sub-committee meetings and selected open days at the Transmitter Block

Daytime or evening meetings: Evening for Board meetings, daytime for other meetings.

Closing date for applications: 29th March 2019

Contact details for applicants to find out more:

Please send expressions of interest and a CV to secretary@bawdseyradar.org.uk by 29th March.

 Bawdsey Radar Trust – Suffolk

Ripon Museum Trust- North Yorkshire

Role: Trustee

To take the organisation forward we are looking for a new trustee to strengthen our current team of eight. The board of trustees provides the governance of the organisation which is both a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. With expansion in many areas, a new trustee can make their mark on an organisation that is growing fast. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants to broaden their experience to make a valuable and lasting contribution to developing heritage assets of national importance.

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 4 plus two away days

Daytime or evening meetings: Evening plus two away days

Closing date for applications: 3 March 2019

Ripon Museum Trust- North Yorkshire


The William Morris Society – London

Role: Trustee

The William Morris Society is a fellowship dedicated to promoting the appreciation of Morris’ life, work and ideas and their contemporary relevance. It runs a small museum and a regular programme of talks, events, learning activities and publications including a prestigious literary journal and a topical magazine. We are seeking trustees with business skills and experience to get involved with projects and committee work, including charity accounting and business planning; business development/ income generation; general fundraising and application-writing; social media and digital marketing; outreach and community relations. Please send a short profile of your skills and experience and your area of interest in William Morris’ multi-faceted life and works to societymanager@williammorrissociety.org.uk

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 5

Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime (Saturdays)

Closing date for applications: 8 March 2019

Contact details for applicants to find out more:  Cathy De’Freitas societymanager@williammorrissociety.org

The William Morris Society – London


East Grinstead Museum – Sussex

Role: Trustee (Fundraising Lead)

East Grinstead Museum, an independent volunteer run charitable trust, is looking to increase the Board’s skills by recruiting an additional trustee to help take the Museum forward into its next phase of development.  Ideally, this individual should have a strong background in fundraising and grant securing within the museum sector. The trustees have ultimate responsibility for the Museum and are collectively responsible for its governance.  The role of trustees is to ensure that the Museum has a clear vision and strategic direction, is sustainable and complies with the law.

Applications close 8 March 2019

Contact details for applicants to find out more: For further information and a recruitment pack contact the Museum on manager@eastgrinsteadmuseum.org.uk

East Grinstead Museum – Sussex


Army Flying Museum – Hampshire

Roles: Trustees (3)

As Trustee you will have the opportunity to make a real difference by overseeing the Museum’s staff and volunteers deliver a state-of-the-art visitor attraction. Trustees will need to demonstrate enthusiasm for heritage, a collegiate working style and a strong commitment to our mission, vision and values.  We are particularly looking for experience in: Commercial; Marketing; Fundraising, and, Community Relations

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 12-15 days per year

Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime

Closing date for applications: 5pm Thursday 28 March 2019

Contact details for applicants to find out more:  Chief Executive, Chris Munns on Tel 01264 883784 or chiefexecutive@flying-museum.org.uk

Army Flying Museum – Hampshire


Royal Society of Sculptors – London

Roles: Treasurer

The Royal Society of Sculptors is a registered charity governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board holds responsibility for the values and strategic direction of the Society. The Society’s strategic plans, annual business plans and risk assessments are considered and approved by the Board. Progress against the plans is monitored by the Board.

The Board comprises the President, Vice-President (both sculptors) and up to 12 other Trustees of which six are sculptor members of the Society. Non-sculptor Trustees are usually appointed to the Board because they have something special to contribute to the Society due to their skills or experience in a particular area. While the Board is collectively responsible for its decisions and actions, the role of Treasurer has some specific responsibilities:

Treasurer role: – To maintain an overview of the Society’s financial affairs and ensure its financial viability – To review the budgets, accounts and financial statements (the Society uses Paxton charity accounting system) in liaison with the Director – To ensure that appropriate accounting policies, procedures and controls are in place – including those covering reserves and investment – To present the accounts at the AGM – To advise on the selection of the auditors and their re-numeration – To keep the Board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities. For a full role description please visit: https://sculptors.org.uk/about/people/work-us

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: Six and one away day a year

Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime in London

Closing date for applications: 1 April 2019

Contact details for applicants to find out more:  For an informal conversation, please contact our Director, Caroline Worthington at: director@sculptors.org.uk

To apply please submit – in confidence – your CV and a brief statement about your interest in the role.

Royal Society of Sculptors – London


The Musical Museum – London

Roles: Trustees

We are seeking new trustees to broaden the mix of individuals who make up our board. Preferred backgrounds are experience of fundraising, marketing, collections management and education.

The roles are unpaid; instead you will join the existing board of 6 trustees and be able to apply your skills, experience and contacts to help us grow the museum’s visitors, reach new audiences and build a sustainable future for our collections.

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 6 board meetings per annum

Daytime or evening meetings:   Saturday mornings

Closing date for applications:      31 March 2019

Contact details for applicants to find out more:  ginette.kentish@musicalmuseum.co.uk. Expressions of interest should be sent to Ginette Kentish @ginette.kentish.co.uk

The Musical Museum – London


British Association of Friends of Museums – National

Role: Treasurer

Brief description of Trustee role(s). Maximum of 50 words for each role to be advertised:               We need a proactive honorary Treasurer to advise and provide financial management information to inform our decision making, and with the skills to ensure we meet the financial standards of a Registered Charity.

Duties include: overseeing BAfM’s financial affairs, monitoring and reporting on the financial health of the organisation; providing advice and financial projections to the Council to support planning, ensuring proper financial records are kept and effective financial procedures are in place, overseeing the production of necessary financial reports/returns.  We have a p/t Administrator who deals with day to day business including subscriptions, insurance scheme and banking.

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 4 Council meetings per year. Occasional additional meetings with administrator, Chair, Vice Chair possible although most will be conducted by phone/email from home.

Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime, usually in London

Closing date for applications: End of February 2019

Contact details for applicants to find out more: a.m.walker@hotmail.co.uk

British Association of Friends of Museums – National









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