November 2019 Trustee Vacancies

Charles Dickens Museum
Charles Dickens Museum

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Bletchley Park – Milton Keynes

Role: Trustees

Bletchley Park is a place of exceptional historical importance. It remains highly relevant to our lives today and for the future. It is the home of British codebreaking and a birthplace of modern information technology. It played a major role in World War Two, producing secret intelligence which had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the conflict. The Bletchley Park Trust are now seeking two new Trustees:


A lawyer with expertise in property law or the ability to access such expertise with ideally some exposure to charities and foundations. An understanding of intellectual property would be an added bonus. Qualified lawyer. May currently be a Partner or Senior Associate in a local or national practise; or Legal Director in a commercial property organization. Prior experience of acting in a non-executive capacity is desirable but not essential.


A museologist with an understanding and exposure to digital museology and a modern perspective on public engagement and education through digital media channels. Experience in the cultural sector is the primary requisite. An understanding of the opportunities and challenges of digital technology as applicable in the sector is all- important. Candidates may be currently working for, or consulting to, national or regional museums – both physical and digital platforms or one of the growing numbers of independent virtual museums which meet ICOM’s standards. Equally relevant would be experience of running cultural programmes in academia. Ideally candidates will have operated at Board level or equivalent in an organisation. Prior experience in a non-executive capacity would be helpful but is not essential.

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: Trustees are appointed for an initial four-year term with the opportunity to extend for a further four-year period subject to Board performance reviews.

The time commitment is approximately 12 days a year depending on Committee Membership. The Board meets five times per year; as does the Audit Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee twice.

Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime

Closing date for applications: 22nd November 2019

Contact details for applicants to find out more: Gill Carrick – Taylor MacKenzie on 07770 631224 or via email at or

Website: Bletchley Park

Charles Dickens Museum – London

Role: Trustees

The Charles Dickens Museum (CDM) is seeking three people to join its non-executive Board in spring 2020. CDM is a fully accredited independent museum (charity no 212172) dedicated to promoting the life and work of Charles Dickens, writer, journalist and social reformer.

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: Preparation for and attendance at four Board meetings a year, normally held in the afternoon or early evening; Preparation for and attendance at an annual Away Day; Attendance at various events held at the Museum.

Daytime or evening meetings: Four Board meetings a year held in the afternoon or early evening; Annual Away Day during the daytime; Various events held at the Museum in the evening.

Closing date for applications: 15th December 2019

Contact details for applicants to find out more: For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Cindy Sughrue by email:, or telephone 020 7405 2127.

Website: Charles Dickens Museum

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: 1 day per week

Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2019

Contact details for applicants to find out more:  Email the vice-chair, Michael Deriaz:


Kington Museum – Herefordshire

Roles: Trustees

We seek two new trustees to refresh our Board and bring in specific skills and experience to help enhance the awareness locally and further afield of our hidden gem local history museum.  Specifically, we are interested in recruiting trustees with marketing and promotional experience to engage with potential sponsors and the other with current charity background to help the museum form into a modern charity able to embrace new opportunities to ensure its sustainability and expand its reach into the community.

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment:  monthly meetings held year-round. Sub committees meet as necessary year-round.

Daytime or evening meetings: Currently Board meetings held in evenings at Museum premises

Closing date for applications: 31st December 2019

Contact details for applicants to find out more:  Denise North,  Mobile 07860 947196


Black Country Living Museum – Dudley, West Midlands

Role: Trustees

Becoming a Trustee provides a challenging, rewarding and enjoyable opportunity to get involved and play an active role in something that matters to you. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people with strong business experience, those aged 18-25 years, and who add to the diversity of the Board.

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 6 Board meetings / annum. Time commitment is estimated at the equivalent of 3 days per quarter.

Daytime or evening meetings: Board meetings are late afternoon. Attendance at the Museum’s evening events is encouraged.

Closing date for applications: open recruitment

Contact details for applicants to find out more: or 0121-521-3513


National Cycle Collection – Nationwide but particularly Powys Based

Role: Trustee/Treasurer

To generally support and further the aims of the Museum. Ideally to be able to contribute to cover at “front of house” on an ad hoc or more structured basis.

Treasurer: To be a counter signatory for online banking application. To report to Trustees on financial performance of the Museum. To maintain accounts (monthly) and arrange for same to be sent for Audit on an Annual basis. To arrange for Submission of same to Companies House and the Charity Commission

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: Quarterly Meetings usually on a Saturday

Closing date for applications: Open

Contact details for applicants to find out more: Paul Arnold




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