January 2020 Trustee Vacancies

Crossness Engines Trust

Chair of Trustees, Crossness Engines Trust, Bexley, London
The Crossness Engines Trust was established as a charity in 1987 with the aim of restoring and preserving the nineteenth-century buildings and giant beam engines of the southern outfall of Sir Joseph Bazalgette’s London sewer system.

As Chair, you will be joining a Board of Trustees who bring a range of experience to the charity and who share a passion for conserving and sharing this jewel of Victorian engineering. The Chair will:

• Act as an ambassador and the public face of the Trust.
• Comply with Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
• Hold the Board, its supporting committees and executive team to account for delivering the Trust’s Mission, vision and strategic plans.
• Provide inclusive leadership to the Board of Trustees, executive & volunteers, ensuring that each trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the Trust.
• Ensure that the Board functions as a unit and works closely with the members of the Trust to achieve agreed objectives.

This is a voluntary role requiring a commitment of around three days per month; the Chair will serve a three-year term and will be eligible for re-appointment.

For further details on this role please email your CV and covering letter to:

Deadline 31 January 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 28th February 2020

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

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


Co-operative Heritage Trust CIO, Manchester and Rochdale – three trustee positions

The trust is the custodian of the premises of the Rochdale Pioneers Museum and National Co-operative Archive based in Manchester. The board is looking for three candidates who can evidence one or more of the following areas in their background and experience.

Accountancy and Finance (particularly charity finance
Regulatory (charity law) and safeguarding
Museum and heritage sector specialist knowledge or experience
Human resources management
Fundraising practice and fundraising governance and regulation

The board meets during the day, a minimum of five times per year (full board meetings, AGM)

To apply, email a CV and personal statement of 200 words detailing skills and experience to Liz McIvor liz@heritagetrust.coop

Applications to be a trustee from people with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 are particularly welcome.

Deadline 30th January 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.