February 2020 Trustee Vacancies


Chair and Trustees, Kiplin Hall and Gardens, North Yorkshire


Kiplin Hall and Gardens is seeking a passionate and dynamic chair to lead the board. We have a new leadership team and visitor numbers are slowly climbing. Building on excellent restoration work, we want to embrace significant new opportunities to develop the visitor offer, attract funding and enhance the public impact of the organisation.

General Trustees

With a new leadership team in place and visitor numbers slowly climbing, Kiplin Hall and Gardens is seeking enthusiastic new trustees to embrace significant new opportunities and develop the visitor offer, attract funding and enhance the public impact of the organisation.

Board meetings take place during the day, four times per year.

For further details including role profiles and how to apply visit our website.

Deadline 5pm Monday 24 February 2020

Treasurer, Bawdsey Radar Trust, Bawdsey, Suffolk

Bawdsey Radar Trust runs the award-winning Suffolk museum on the site of the world’s first operational radar station.

We are seeking a Treasurer for the next stage in our ambitious plans. Knowledge of radar is not essential – the Trust is seeking someone with a financial/accountancy background and experience of working with charities. 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

Please send expressions of interest and a CV to secretary@bawdseyradar.org.uk

Deadline 28 February 2020

Trustees, The William Morris Society, Hammersmith, London

The William Morris Society is in an exciting period developing the legacy of its successful Arts & Crafts Hammersmith partnership project. There are two trustee vacancies arising in 2020, at least one of which will be co-opted in advance of formal adoption at the AGM in May.

Knowledge of the charity sector in general and of fundraising specifically for the museums and educational sector are essential for both roles.

Financial management, business planning and project management skills are highly desirable in at least one of the positions, and awareness of museum management and educational outreach for the other.

The board meets six times a year including the AGM. Meetings are held on Saturday daytimes at Kelmscott House in Hammersmith and travel costs to attend committee meetings and other approved out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursable.

For an initial informal discussion and recruitment pack please email societymanager@williammorrissociety.org.uk or telephone 020 8741 3735.

A briefing session for candidates will be organised in March.

Deadline 28 February 2020

Trustee Treasurer, The Brunel Museum, Rotherhithe, London

This is a really interesting opportunity for a qualified accountant to join the Brunel Museum’s Board of Trustees and get involved in a lively heritage site which is on the brink of organisational change and a significant capital development, with a recent grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The successful candidate will bring financial expertise to oversee financial management and advise the board on strategic issues.

The board meets in the evening in London on a monthly basis for two hours, with a full or half day annual awayday.

The time commitment for the role is thus expected to be around seven hours a month.

To find out more contact maureen.nolan@thebrunelmuseum.com or visit our webpages.

Deadline 29 February 2020

Trustees, The Whithorn Trust, Dumfries and Galloway

The Whithorn Trust, an independent charity based in Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway is seeking to appoint a new Board of Trustees to guide it through the exciting changes planned for its museum and visitor experience.

Up to eight trustees from a wide variety of backgrounds are sought and commitment includes six daytime meetings a year.

To find out more contact enquiries@whithorn.com

Deadline 6 March 2020

Trustees, National Museum of the Royal Navy

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is seeking to appoint trustees with particular experience in the following areas:

• Law
• Museology/Collections/ Museums Development with particular reference to comparable multi-site institutions.
• Fundraising – “traditional”, project and membership led.
• Exploiting Digital opportunities to achieve/enhance delivery of objectives
• Commercial experience
• Media, Marketing and PR

The board meets four times a year in the daytime.

Deadline 6 March 2020

Trustee to champion commercial development, Middleton Hall Trust, North Warwickshire

Middleton Hall Trust was established in 1980, when volunteers began restoring the unique buildings and grounds from complete ruins into a growing visitor attraction.

Last year we received Lottery Funding to develop a master plan. A strengthened board of professional and experienced trustees will be an essential part of our exciting development. The Board meets at least 12 times a year on Monday evenings.

To find out more contact boardoftrustees.middleton-hall@gmail.com

Deadline 13 March 2020

Chair, Friends of Corinium Museum, Cirencester

Following the retirement of the current Chairman, the Friends of Corinium Museum are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic chairperson to lead their managing committee and liaise with the museum director.

Applications would be welcomed from people with:

• Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to negotiate, persuade and influence people
• A proven track record of leadership and achieving results
• Well-developed financial and analytical reasoning skills
• A readiness to play a leading role in fundraising and cultivating sponsorship
• Interest in and knowledge of the heritage sector
• Time to dedicate to the role

The role is voluntary and unremunerated and the Committee meets around six times a year.

For further details about this role please contact Amanda Hart amandahart@slm-ltd.co.uk
To apply please submit a CV and covering letter to Tony Berry, Friends of Corinium Museum, Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester. Gloucestershire. GL7 2BX

Deadline tbc

President, The Moray Society (Elgin Museum) Moray, Scotland

Elgin Museum is an independent, Accredited, museum maintained by its membership and volunteers under the auspices of The Moray Society.

The President should have interest in culture, heritage and museums, particularly in Moray; willingness to act as a figurehead and ambassador for the Museum; commitment to the aims and interests of the museum; time to commit to the role; good fundraising skills. The board meets four times a year in the evening.

Please note this is not a paid post and no expenses are available.

4 board meetings and an AGM annually

To find out more: Claire Herbert, email: elginmuseumevents@gmail.com

Deadline 16th March 2020

Chair and Trustees, Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket

Established in 1967 and set in 75 acres, the Museum of East Anglian Life is an award-winning museum and leading regional visitor attraction.

We are seeking up to five new trustees including a Chair to join our experienced and talented Board and help us deliver our 10-year Museum of Food masterplan and our commitment to inclusion. This is an exciting opportunity to provide inspirational leadership and advocacy to steer us through our next development phase.

People with experience in law, finance, business or the food or farming industry are particularly welcomed but all applications will be considered. These roles are unremunerated although reasonable travel expenses may be paid. There is a minimum time commitment of 10 days per year including 5 Board meetings.

Deadline 27 March 2020

For more information including how to apply visit our website.

Treasurer and 4 General Trustee’s positions, Brading Roman Villa (Oglander Roman Trust), Isle of Wight

We are looking for Trustees who can help move the organisation forward as we work towards increasing access and developing community use, alongside balancing the demands of a tourist attraction with the needs of a notable historic site.

We are seeking a treasurer and up to four additional trustees with skills and experience in the commercial and/or heritage sector in

fund raising and sponsorship;
retail and marketing;
social media, website and IT;
education and community engagement.

Board meetings take place 6 times a year during the day (usually Friday) and attendance at AGM.

Applicants should send expressions of interest and a CV to chair@bradingromanvilla.org.uk

Deadline 31st March 2020


Trustee, Board of Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Buckinghamshire

If you are committed to creativity, care that charities are well-run and value the power of heritage, you could become a trustee at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre.

We’re looking for considered and constructive candidates to bring their experiences to the Board during our 5-year major regeneration programme.

The Board meets four times a year during the daytime, plus an annual Away Day and the average commitment is 1 day per month.

To find out more visit our website or email emma@roalddahlmuseum.org

Deadline 11 March 2020