October 2019 Trustee Vacancies

The Priest’s House Museum - Dorset
The Priest’s House Museum - Dorset

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The Priest’s House Museum – Dorset

Roles: Trustees

The Priest’s House Museum is an award-winning independent museum located in the centre of Wimborne Minster. We serve communities across East Dorset, providing a wide range of outreach activities and learning programmes. The Museum has been awarded Heritage Lottery funding in June 2018, totally £1.6M for an exciting major re-development of the Museum incorporating the East Dorset Tourist Information Centre that will transform our visitor offer and enable us to reach out to and engage with new audiences.

The Trust is seeking to appoint up to two new Trustees to join the Trustee Board, with a view to being formally appointed by Monday 25th November AGM, who can bring experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Accountant/treasurer – who could be from any type of accounting, tax and wider finance background
  • Running/being involved and familiar with a small and / or medium sized charity and / or business and including interpretation of management accounts and to be strategic at the same time
  • Commercial and financial acumen
  • Fundraising including from bespoke events, business, community, grants and foundations, individual and legacy giving etc
  • Dorset and wider networks
  • Hospitality and Leisure/Tourism

For an initial informal discussion and recruitment pack please contact: Emma Ayling, Museum Director on 01202 882533 or e-mail museum@priest-house.co.uk

Please submit your CV, together with a brief covering letter highlighting where you heard/saw about the trustee advert, 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.

Website: www.priest-house.co.uk

Closes: Deadline for applications: Thursday 24th October 2019 Panel review of applications: Friday 25th October Interview Date: Friday 1st November


The Royal Pavilion and Museums Trust – Brighton & Hove

Roles: Trustees and Chair

Trustees – The new Trust is due to take over the management of Brighton’s Royal Pavilion and Museums service in 2020. We are looking for people with cross cutting skills in the arts, heritage, learning, health and well-being. Individuals with entrepreneurial skills and experience in change management will also be invaluable.

Chair of Board of Trustees – This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in shaping the vision for this new independent trust and to be associated with one of the UK’s most iconic heritage sites. In addition, you will influence Brighton’s extraordinary portfolio of museums and their collections, and the positioning of Brighton and Hove as a world class cultural attraction.

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: The Board meets four times a year in Brighton. In addition to chairing four Board meetings per year the Chair will attend the Finance and Governance sub-committee which meets four times a year.

Daytime or evening meetings: All Board meetings are held in the daytime, but Trustees will be invited to a range of events across the Trust’s five museums during both daytimes and evenings.

Closing date for applications: Friday 25th October 2019

Contact details for applicants to find out more:  helenwalker@pavilionfoundation.org

Website: https://brightonmuseums.org.uk/about-us/future-governance/


Daniel Adamson Preservation Society – Liverpool

Role: Chair

The Board of Trustees of the Daniel Adamson Preservation Society (D.A.P.S.) is collectively responsible for the governance, strategic direction, financial health and for the staff and volunteers of the charity. The Daniel Adamson “The Danny” is a 1903 steamship on the National Register of Historical Ships

The Daniel Adamson Preservation Society was formed in 2004 to purchase, preserve and ultimately restore to a fully operational condition the coal fired steam tug/tender ‘Daniel Adamson’. The intention was, and remains to this day, that the restored vessel will secure for the public a historically significant artefact which will demonstrate the industrial technology in use over 100 years ago and tell the story of its varied life since it was built on the Mersey.

As the Chair of the Board of Trustees, you will provide leadership to the Board and the Director, and together with the Board have the ultimate responsibility for the charity, including its assets, finances and employment of staff and volunteers.

The role of the chair is a voluntary position and therefore carries no remuneration, although expenses for travel may be claimed.

For a full role description, please download the PDF here

Please email a cv and cover letter to our director, Andrea Ward email: andrea.ward@danieladamson.co.uk

If you would like a call to discuss the role in more detail, please email our current Chair dan.cross@tdanieladamson.co.uk to arrange a convenient time to discuss further.

Closes: Monday 28th October 2019. Interviews will be held on   22nd November 2019.


Belper North Mill Trust – Derbyshire

Roles: Trustees

Roles are: Marketing and income generation trustee, Cultural and heritage tourism Trustee, Company Secretary

The Trust is currently looking at how an enhanced, sustainable visitor attraction can be developed within proposed redevelopment plans for the Belper Mills (see our website). We are looking for new trustees who share our ambitions and are willing to take a leading role in delivering new initiatives.

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: Monthly meetings / minimum of 2 days a month

Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime

Closing date for applications: 30 October 2019

Contact details for applicants to find out more: companysecretary@belpernorthmill.org.uk

Website: www.belpernorthmill.org.uk


National Motor Museum Trust Ltd – Beaulieu, Hampshire

Role: Trustee

We wish to recruit additional trustees who can bring significant expertise and enthusiasm to the trustee board. We wish to strengthen the skills on our trustee board in the following areas:

  • Advocacy and stakeholder engagement
  • Income generation, including innovative use of collections
  • Development and fundraising in the museum or not for profit sector
  • Financial management
  • Museum and archives management
  • Education and learning
  • Marketing and income generation
  • Outreach to the historic motoring movement

Note: We are open to applications from those who have the skills, time and interest but who do not wish to formally take on trustee responsibilities. There are other ways you can be involved, please talk to us.

Main Responsibilities

To ensure that the NMMT has a clear vision and strategic direction in accordance with its objectives as defined in the governing document

To ensure that it complies with relevant legal and regulatory requirements

To ensure the highest possible standards of governance

To ensure proper control and use of charity assets

Annually to approve the financial plan and budget

Attend board meetings, usually quarterly

To support staff, to receive reports from staff, monitor progress against objectives.

To ensure that major risks to which the charity is exposed are reviewed and systems established to mitigate these risks

To appoint the Chief Executive and, when appropriate, other key staff

To act in the best interests of the charity at all times using any specific skills, knowledge and expertise

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: Quarterly, in Beaulieu or London

Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime

Closing date for applications: 15th November 2019

Contact details for applicants to find out more:  If you would like an informal conversation before applying, please free to contact:

Russell Bowman

Chief Executive

01590 614631



Andrea Bishop

Director of Collections & Engagement

01590 614659


To apply, please provide the following information:

Brief resume, including current roles and previous experience

A statement of why you are interested in this role

A statement of what you could bring to this role

Your contact details

Please send this information to Anna-Marie.O’Connor@beaulieu.co.uk

OR by post to:

Anna-Marie O’Connor, National Motor Museum Trust, Beaulieu, Hampshire SO42 7ZN

Website: https://nationalmotormuseum.org.uk/trustee-recruitment/

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: mderiaz@btinternet.com

Website: www.turnershouse.org

Name of Trustee role(s) to be advertised: Trustee


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, dzn20@aol.com.  Mobile 07860 947196

Website: www.kingtonmuseum.org.uk


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: jo.turner@bclm.com or 0121-521-3513

Website: www.bclm.com

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 silverIight56~live.co.uk

Website: https://www.cyclemuseum.org.uk


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