January 2019 Trustee Vacancies

Royal Society of Sculptors
Royal Society of Sculptors

Can you support an AIM member museum by becoming a Trustee? Here are the latest Trustee vacancies from AIM members for January 2019.

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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.

Website: www.sculptors.org.uk


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

Website: www.musicalmuseum.co.uk


Turner’s House Trust – London

Role: Chair

We wish to appoint an experienced person, with a record of successfully managing an organisation, to provide leadership as Chair of the Trustees and take forward the work of this historic house.  The position is unpaid.  For practical reasons the Chair should live within easy reach of Twickenham.

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 6 board meetings per year and a time commitment of around 5 days per month

Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime

Closing date for applications: 15 February 2019

Contact details for applicants to find out more: Email mderiaz@btinternet.com for the full job specification

Website: https://turnershouse.org/


Bridport Museum Trust – Dorset

Roles: Trustees

Bridport Museum is a registered charity at the heart of the culturally rich and vibrant town on the Jurassic Coast. The Trust is seeking new Trustees to join their Board at an exciting time in its development. The Museum underwent a major HLF-funded redevelopment in 2017 and has won critical acclaim and seen visitor numbers soar. The Board is now looking to recruit a variety of people with a range of skills to support the organisation to grow and develop further. If you are passionate about our work, about museums and heritage in general, if you are looking for a new role within the voluntary sector, we’d love to hear from you. In particular the Trust is looking to recruit the following Trustees: General Trustees, with the potential to become Vice Chair or Chair, Trustee with commercial focus, Treasurer, Company Secretary.

Time commitment: approximately 4 evening meetings per year, plus around 2 hours per month supporting staff or the Executive Committee. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

To request a full role profile, or informal chat about the role, please contact the Director, Emily Hicks: 01308 458703 or  director@bridportmuseum.co.uk

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 28 February 2019

Please send a CV and covering letter to director@bridportmuseum.co.uk

Website: http://www.bridportmuseum.co.uk/


Collections Trust – London

Roles: Trustees

Collections Trust is a small, but influential, charity that helps museums capture and share the information that gives their objects meaning. We are looking for two new trustees to complement the existing skills and diversity of our board. In particular, we would like to hear from people with one or more of the following attributes: Legal expertise, Financial expertise, Museum professional seeking their first board experience, a connection with university museums.

The roles are voluntary, but we offer expenses to attend the four meetings a year. Some trustees also serve on an audit committee that meets twice a year. Meetings are usually held in London, in the board room of Rich Mix, where our office is located.

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 4

Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime

Closing date for applications: 31 January 2019

Contact details for applicants to find out more: office@collectionstrust.org,uk

Website: www.collectionstrust.org.uk


British Association of Friends of Museums – National

Role: Treasurer

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

Website: www.bafm.co.uk


Lyme Regis Museum – Dorset

Role: Trustees

The Trustees have overall responsibility for the Trust and act as its governing body. Trustees are legally responsible for directing the affairs of the Trust, ensuring it is solvent, well run, and delivering its charitable objectives.

Trustees will not be paid, but reasonable expenses may be reimbursed. Remuneration for specific professional services may be agreed in certain cases.  All Trustees are collectively responsible for the decisions and management of the Trust. For a full role description, please download the recruitment pack here (please note this is a word document which will directly download to your computer)

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: The current Board of Trustees normally meets four times a year. However, it may be necessary to convene additional meetings if business dictates. It is essential that Trustees attend meetings when required, and before making an application, you should think carefully about your availability now and in the future. Trustees are asked to commit to a three-year term on the Board, with the option of serving for a further term. In exceptional cases, trustees may be asked to serve a third, three-year term.

Closing date for applications: 30 January 2019

Contact details for applicants to find out more: You are invited to apply in confidence by submitting your CV, together with names of two referees and a brief covering letter highlighting why you want to be a Trustee, how you feel you can contribute with reference to the skills and experience we are seeking, and any other information which you think will help the Selection Panel. Please visit our website: www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk to learn more about us. If you would like an informal exploratory conversation or to visit the Museum before making an application, please contact David Tucker on: director@lymeregismuseum.co.uk or ring: 01297 443370

Website: www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk


British Association of Friends of Museums – Regional across England

Roles: Regional Co-ordinators

South East Western Counties Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Oxfordshire)

South East (London and Middlesex)

South West (Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire)

North West (Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside)

Regional Co-ordinators are our conduit to the fantastic Friends groups across the country.  It’s a very satisfying role for people who like helping people and who want to be part of BAfM’s mission to support Friends for the benefit of museums and their communities. The Regional Co-ordinators are supported by Jean Knight, our National Co-ordinator, and have regular networking meetings.  Our Regional Coordinators are on our board too. They have a dual role being also our conduit to member groups round the country.

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 4 Regional Co-ordinators’ and Council meetings per year.  Co-ordinators normally hold one regional members’ meeting per year and keep in contact with local groups through the year.

Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime

Closing date for applications: Ongoing

Contact details for applicants to find out more:  Jean Knight irvineknight@btinternet.com

Website: www.bafm.co.uk

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