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Image: Courtesy of Wimbledon Windmill Museum. Postcard with no date, but the cars are from the early 1930s
Wimbledon Windmill Museum – London
Role: Honorary Treasurer / Trustee
Wimbledon Windmill, in the heart of Wimbledon Common, has for many years housed a museum of windmills. The museum is run entirely by volunteers and provides free entry to visitors. The normal running costs are covered by visitor donations, income from school parties and profits from sales in the shop, and the museum does not in general rely on having to obtain grants. The fabric of the building is the responsibility of the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators, with whom the trustees have a good working relationship.
The Honorary Treasurer is also a trustee of the museum, which has been incorporated as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation which provides limited liability.
The role of the treasurer is to deal with receipts and payments, to keep accounts and to provide financial input to trustee discussions. The accounting element is modest as financial affairs are kept simple wherever possible. Enjoyment of the role is greatly enhanced by a willingness to participate in dealing with operational matters such as opening and closing the museum and purchasing items for sale in the shop.
The role provides an excellent opportunity to participate in the community of Wimbledon Village and the Commons. There is a loyal team of volunteers and efforts are made to keep them enthusiastic and engaged. In the first instance, please email Dudley Smith to arrange an informal chat about the position
Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: Eight trustee meetings per annum
The Pen Museum (Birmingham Pen Trade Heritage Association CIO)
The Board is seeking new members to assist the museum to grow and develop. All applicants are welcome, but we encourage applications from those with experience and networks in collections development and interpretation. Applicants are required to be actively involved and contribute towards the delivery of the strategic aims of the Museum.
Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 6-8 meetings per year circa 30 hours per annum
Daytime or evening meetings: Majority of meetings evening with some attendance required in daytime.
To work with the Executive to maintain sound financial management of the charity’s resources, ensuring expenditure is in line with the organisations’ objectives and investment activities. To work with the Executive to identify and develop business growth and sustainable trading activities through Enterprise its wholly owned trading subsidiary.
Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 6 Meetings of the Board. 1 AGM 1 Board away day
Daytime or evening meetings: Mixed
Closing date for applications: Friday 17th August 2018
Contact details for applicants to find out more: Jeff Luesley Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cater Museum – Essex
Roles: Trustees – Chair of the Board, Secretary of the Board, IT Trustee and Marketing and Income Generation Trustee
The Cater Museum is hoping to find a committed leader to act as the museum’s figurehead by engaging with stakeholders, museum personnel and users. Ideally, the Chair will have a background in organisational management, development and strategy and would relish the challenge of leading us through a period of transformation.
The Cater Museum is hoping to find a committed Secretary to ensure the smooth running of the board. The Secretary will assist the Chair with trustee recruitment and act as Deputy Chair. We are looking for a Secretary with excellent administration and organisational skills.
The Cater Museum is hoping to find a committed IT trustee to help develop how The Cater Museum uses technology, to drive forward change and to keep us up to date in this fast paced sector. We are especially keen to find someone interested in developing Raspberry Pi projects.
Marketing and Income Generation Trustee
The Cater Museum is hoping to find a committed marketing and income generation trustee to help understand and expand our audience, identify funding opportunities and increase the museum’s profile.
Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: Maximum of 6 board meetings p.a.
Time commitment: 1-2 hours per week (more would be welcome)
Length of term: 3 years (which can be extended)
Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime or evening meetings
Closing date for applications: Sunday 5th August 2018
Contact details for applicants to find out more: email@example.com
Tel.: 01277 622023 (Monday-Wednesday)
The Judge’s Lodging Trust – Presteigne, Mid Wales
We are seeking to recruit up to four Trustees to join the existing group of five, four of whom have strong links in the local community. Of particular interest are those with experience in: Business management, Fundraising, Finance, Trust Governance, Business Development, Marketing and PR, Learning and Volunteering/Community Engagement.
Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: For the next 12 months, meetings will be monthly, thereafter every two months
Contact details for applicants to find out more: Diane.firstname.lastname@example.org
Herne Bay Museum Trust (for the Seaside Museum Herne Bay) – Kent
Roles: Trustees (3)
The Seaside Museum is entirely volunteer run from governance to operational levels. The Trust’s constitution allows for a Board of nine Trustees, currently there are six, and three are sought. Trustee skills are required for finance (especially income generation), governance and legal, personnel management, and marketing and promotion. Trustees are encouraged to assume a specialist responsibility and engage with management and operational activities and donate time at their convenience.
Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 4 formal meetings requiring 8-10 hours in total, and if possible attendance at selected management meetings requiring 8-10 hours per annum.
Daytime or evening meetings: Mostly day time, occasional evenings.
Closing date for applications: Ongoing
Contact details for applicants to find out more: Ian Tittley (Chair of Trustees) email@example.com
Susan Heald (Secretary) firstname.lastname@example.org
Gilbert White’s and the Oates Collections – Hampshire
Role: Chair of Trustees
A rare opportunity to take on a transformational leadership role. Could you drive a new chapter for this historic heritage attraction? Following a £3m refurbishment, Gilbert White’s house, garden and Field Studies Centre are helping thousands of visitors to gain knowledge of the natural world and learn about sustainability.
Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: c.1 day per week
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